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July 25, 2016

 

Cows at the 2016 Monroe County Fair.

Fair Competitors Work To Protect Animals From Heat

As the heat index nears triple digits this week, show people are taking extra measures to ensure their prized cows stay cool.

July 25, 2016

 

Rose Island operated as an amusement park from 1923 until 1937.

Hidden Places: Indiana’s Abandoned Amusement Park

Rose Island was a popular destination during the 1920s and 30s, until a devastating flood forced the owners to abandon it.

July 25, 2016

 

IU is live streaming the expected bloom of its

Rival ‘Corpse Flowers’ Could Bloom Before IU’s Plant

Plants at the New York Botanical Garden in New York City and the United States Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C. are expected to bloom any day.

July 22, 2016

 

The kit to count pollinators can be downloaded from kibi.org.

Indy Enlists Volunteers In Crowdsourced Bee-Search Project

So-called "citizen science" can be extremely cost-effective and helpful for scientists.

July 22, 2016

 

The temperature forecast for this autumn includes above average temps for most of the country.

Indiana Braces For ‘Heat-Dome,’ With A Side Of ‘Corn Sweat’

Higher pressure air in the top of the atmosphere pushes the heat down toward the ground, creating sweltering, unpleasant conditions.

July 22, 2016

 

Temperatures are heating up this weekend, especially in the Midwest.

What Is A ‘Heat Dome’ And What Does It Mean For Hoosiers?

The "heat dome" settling across the Midwest will bring temperatures up to as much as 105 in Indiana.

July 21, 2016

 

City of Bloomington

Bloomington Invites Public Comment On Comprehensive Plan

Bloomington residents will get the opportunity to provide input for the Comprehensive Master Plan at the Environmental Commission meeting tonight.

July 21, 2016

 

The plant is expected to bloom any day, and will stay open for at least 24 hours.

Rare Plant Expected To Bloom Tonight, Emit Unusual Smell

The plant's flower is said to smell like a decomposing body.

July 19, 2016

 

The Amorphophallus titanum plant is expected to bloom within the week.

Rare Plant To Bloom At IU For First Time In Nearly 10 Years

After nearly a decade, an Amorphophallus titanum plant is set to bloom and emit its notoriously pungent odor.

July 18, 2016

 

Harrison County animal control officer Bruce LaHue says the bear (not pictured) weighs about 200 pounds.

Indiana Officials Track Second Black Bear In The Past Year

A bear that wandered into northern Indiana last year was euthanized in April in southwestern Michigan.

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