Increasing temperatures due to climate change are likely to reduce the amount of water in Indiana’s soil and streams over time, despite modest projected increases in average annual rainfall, according to a study by Indiana University researchers.
To promote collaborative research and inform water stakeholders throughout the state, an Indiana University research team has created the Future Water science gateway, a public interactive data portal that shows users a highly detailed model of the Wabash River Basin under a number of different climate scenarios.
The Clean Water Act (CWA), which became law in 1972, is the primary federal mechanism by which streams, lakes, and wetlands are protected from degradation in the United States. On 23 January, the agencies released the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which details how the CWA will be enforced, including which waters receive federal protections under the act. ERI Affiliate Adam Ward and Riley Walsh argue that this rule blatantly ignores established science—including the agencies’ own studies and syntheses—and risks degrading U.S. waters to the point that ecosystems may be permanently harmed.
Shahzeen Attari studies how people respond to information about climate change. As a scientist at Indiana University Bloomington, she also explores other aspects of how people choose to use energy, water, and other resources. Her work is interdisciplinary research. In her case, it involves multiple fields of psychology, engineering, and environmental science.
The rate at which snow has fallen in the United States has changed significantly over the last 50 years, according to a new report. Those changes have forced Hoosiers to adapt to a changing climate over decades.
Global warming and its consequences can provoke anxiety in young people. Educators need to be trained on how best to teach about climate change.
Elected officials and community leaders from across Indiana will visit Evansville this year for an annual leadership summit on climate change. Earth Charter Indiana said the date for the Climate Leadership Summit is yet to be determined but that it will take place at the end of summer.
Bloomington residents are invited to share their experiences, concerns, and ideas related to climate change in an online community survey.
Three individuals will receive the John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs and Studies including ERI Affiliate Gabriel Filippelli.
How well prepared for flooding are Indiana’s communities? And how does climate change affect flood risk?
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