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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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
ERI in the News
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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