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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

July 21, 2017

 

supernova

IU Participates In Global Physics Experiment

The experiment will study neutrinos and detect supernovas.

July 17, 2017

 

Prof. Linda Prokopy speaks to a crowd at Wolf Park about why people have the attitude they do toward climate change.

What Shapes Attitudes On Climate Change?

A Purdue University professor says our worldview shapes our attitudes on climate change.

July 11, 2017

 

Restored oak savannah at the Columbia Mine Preserve in Patoka National Wildlife Refuge. The dead, brown bushes scattered throughout are invasive species that have been treated with herbicide.

Restoring The Restoration: Refuge Gives Wildlife Habitat New Life

Invasive species often take over reclaimed coal mines, but one partnership in southern Indiana is restoring a reclaimed mine to wildlife habitat.

July 6, 2017

 

Hoosiers canoe down the White River (HEC)

Mounds Greenway Hits Potential Hurdle In Anderson

Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick wants more information about the project's funding before offering support.

July 4, 2017

 

Fireworks

Fireworks Displays Can Threaten Public Drinking Water

Indiana American Water has a warning for Hoosiers this Fourth of July as they set off – and clean up – their pyrotechnic displays.

June 28, 2017

 

Long Beach

Long Beach Property Battle Reaches Indiana Supreme Court

The court will hear arguments September 28 in a case to decide who owns the beach along Lake Michigan.

June 27, 2017

 

East Chicago public meeting

HUD Fields Demolition Concerns From Frustrated East Chicago Locals

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development held a hearing Monday about a plan to demolish the lead-contaminated West Calumet housing development.

June 22, 2017

 

East Chicago resident Sherry Hunter, who founded the group Calumet Lives Matter, which is among the parties filing the intervention, applauds Gov. Eric Holcomb in May as he signs legislation providing additional state aid for the East Chicago lead crisis.

East Chicago Residents Continue Legal Fight For Lead Clean Up

The government continues to oppose intervention by a group of East Chicago residents, who are asking for a larger role in the clean up of their neighborhood.

June 15, 2017

 

Mayor Tom Henry and members of the Fort Wayne city council at the ceremonial ground breaking.

Fort Wayne Breaks Ground On Giant Sewer Tunnel

Communities across Indiana and the country work with the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of sewage that enters rivers.

June 6, 2017

 

Duke Energy's coal gasification plant rises above corn in Edwardsport. (Gretchen Frazee/WFIU)

Hoosiers Split On Trump Decision To Abandon Paris Climate Accord

While the coal advocates praise the move, it introduces "uncertainty" for the state's electric utilities.

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