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On the proposed rollback of EPA standards for new coal power plants

By Janet McCabe

Janet McCabe, former acting assistant administrator for air quality at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, now a key player in Indiana University's Grand Challenge initiative focused on environmental change, released a statement today regarding the EPA's newly announced rollback of emission standards for new coal and natural gas-fired power plants.

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Addressing Climate Change Through Degrowth: It May Be Less Contentious Than You Think.

By Abigail Sullivan and Matthew Houser

We are not delusional in thinking that after centuries of capitalism’s dominance, everyone will immediately desire to or be in a position to move away from capitalism’s growth imperative and enthusiastically transition to a new system. But it might be time to dispel the with the myth that degrowth is fundamentally a contentious topic, incompatible with conservative values and to instead start conversations with friends, family, and neighbors about alternative futures—even if they sit on the other side of the political aisle.

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Environmental Literacy for Indiana’s K-12 Students

By Lizzie Grennan Browning

A report by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication found that Americans overwhelmingly agree that schools should teach children about the causes, consequences, and potential solutions to global climate change. But how—or whether—public school students are taught the science of climate change, and its impact on natural and human systems, varies across the country.

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IU, McKinney Family Foundation expand partnership to advance environmental resilience

News at IU | November 28, 2018

Indiana University has been awarded three grants totaling more than $500,000 from the McKinney Family Foundation in support of initiatives across multiple campuses that are educating a new generation of leaders and changemakers in environmental resilience and sustainability roles. The grants count toward the $3 billion For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign.

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Former EPA Officials In Indiana Say Plans To Downgrade Science Office Wrong Move

WFYI | September 28, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering downgrading an office that makes sure it uses the best science to make decisions. Two former EPA officials in Indiana say it’s another move by the Trump administration to diminish the role of scientists.

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New battery research could change the way people think about electric cars

Indiana Environmental Reporter | September 24, 2018

Researchers may have discovered why lithium ion batteries, which also power electric vehicles, are so inefficient. Environmental policy analysts at IU’s Environmental Resilience Institute say the discovery could increase the lifespan and efficiency of batteries, boosting the number of people buying those vehicles.

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Leaders Learn How to Plan for the "C Word"

Indiana Environmental Reporter | September 17, 2018

Behind a podium and in front of dozens of city officials from around Indiana, Purdue University Professor Jeff Dukes spoke about the dire environmental conditions Hoosiers are facing now and will face in the near future.

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How not to be a victim when natural disaster strikes

Social Work Helper | September 13, 2018

How people on the East Coast fare as Hurricane Florence reaches landfall will depend in large part on what they have done to themselves to prepare in advance, says Beth Gazley, professor in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

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Republicans, a democrat and a regulator discuss climate change and policy

The Exponent | Apr. 5, 2018

Given that the official platform of the GOP is not receptive of the idea of climate change, having two Republican officials on a panel discussing Realistic Climate Solutions might strike some as a little unusual.

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