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Nick Janzen

Nick reports on energy and the environment for Indiana Public Broadcasting, focusing on water issues, the energy industry, and agriculture. He’s stationed at WBOI in Fort Wayne. Before joining IPB, Nick reported on coastal issues in his native Louisiana.

Recent Posts by Nick Janzen

September 20, 2017

 

Coal ash ponds at a Duke Energy plant in southwest Indiana.

Groups To Sue Duke Energy Over Toxic Waste Safety Info

Duke Energy says the move is an attempt to use "fear and the courts to upend public policy."

September 20, 2017

 

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Hoosiers Outspoken On Confined Animal Farms

A legislative study committee took nearly six hours of public testimony Tuesday on confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.

September 19, 2017

 

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Wetland Scientists Say Beanblossom Bottoms Among Best

Indiana has lost 85 percent of its wetlands since the 1800s.

September 14, 2017

 

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Climate Scientists: Indiana Could Look Like East Texas By 2070

Scientists from Purdue and Indiana Universities say the number of days Indiana experiences above 90 degrees jumping from 20 to 74 by 2050.

September 12, 2017

 

Tropical Storm Warnings (crimson warning box) remain in effect as Irma moves northwest.

Will Harvey And Irma Affect Attitudes On Climate? Probably Not.

A new study from an Indiana University professor examined people's attitudes toward climate change policies after experiencing an extreme weather event.

September 11, 2017

 

A glyphosate-resistant weed stands over over a patch of soybeans on Don Lamb's farm. Weeds like this are one reason some farmers turned to dicamba-tolerant soybeans this year.

Dicamba Poses Tough Questions, Few Answers For Farmers, Regulators

Over a hundred dicamba-related complaints have been filed in Indiana so far this year.

September 11, 2017

 

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Report: Unregulated Chemical Above Health Limit In 5 IN Utilities

The chemical 1,4-dioxane is a toxic, unregulated chemical found in cosmetics and used in manufacturing processes.

September 5, 2017

 

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Farm Bureau To Focus On Rural Broadband, Farm Bill In 2018

Delegates from all of Indiana’s 92 counties met in Hendricks County on Aug. 26.

August 29, 2017

 

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Ag Study Committee Talks CAFOs

A bill to streamline the permitting process for CAFOs died in the senate earlier this year

August 28, 2017

 

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New DOE Study Explores Decline Of Coal, Nuclear

The study finds cheap natural gas and declining power demand are driving coal and nuclear power plant closures.

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