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There's still time to mitigate dangers of climate change
By Janet McCabe
We have seen a changing climate here in Indiana that threatens our prosperity, our health, our economy, and our environment. These forecasts can make us feel hopeless or apathetic however there are actions we can take. We can reduce future dangers by being more resilient here in indiana through actionable solutions that federal and state policies can support that will save taxpayers money, create jobs here, and build community resilience.Read the full article
A new narrative for climate action in the Midwest
By Janet McCabe and Jim Shanahan
In a new survey from the Institute, eight out of 10 Indiana residents believe climate change is happening in some form. Seventy-five percent support efforts to address its impact. What’s more, 65 percent said they think that climate change is happening more so than they did five years ago. There is greater support for the action needed to prepare and adapt to the effects of climate change — not just in national polling but also in the Midwest.Read the full article
EPA takes a toxic turn by backing away from mercury regulation
By Janet McCabe
Janet McCabe, a key player in Indiana University's Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative, explains the ramifications of the USEPA's recent proposal to unravel regulations limiting coal plants' release of mercury, one of the most toxic substances on earth for humans and natural ecosystems. Existing regulations have allowed mercury emissions from US coal plants to decrease 85% between 2006 and 2016. Mercury levels in water and fish have also decreased.Read the full article
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Cut through the white noise of environmentalism
The Herald Bulletin | May 12, 2019
We can't stop global climate change on our own but we do have control over our own actions and our local environment. We need to shake off the numbers and take action where we can.Read the full article
Inside Indiana Business Interview with Janet McCabe
Inside Indiana Business | May 11, 2019
Janet McCabe sits down with Gerry Dick of Inside Indiana business to discuss our recent survey on Hoosier views of climate change.Watch the interview
UN report: Humans accelerating extinction of other species
AP News | May 6, 2019
Species loss is accelerating to a rate tens or hundreds of times faster than in the past. However, it is not too late to fix the problem, according to the United Nations’ biodiversity report.Read the full article
IU researchers: International climate change impacts Indiana
Kokomo Tribune | May 6, 2019
When reports come out it often feels like these problems are far away for Hoosiers. As it turns out, the underlying causes for these changes are also affecting the climate in Indiana.Read the full article
Indiana Matters: Environmental Change
WTIU | April 23, 2019
The majority of people in Indiana believe in environmental change, but there are still skeptics. See an in-depth discussion on the effects of environmental change already taking place and what could possibly happen in the future.View the episode
Goal is cleaner air in Michigan City
The Michigan City News-Dispatch | April 18, 2019
In the summer of 2019, Michigan City will be receiving an intern to work with the City on a greenhouse gas emissions project. This is part of a collaboration called the Resilience Cohort.Read the full article
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