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May 22, 2017

 

A new solar installation at Crane will help power the base and the surrounding area.

Solar Power Project Planned At Hamilton County Jail

Officials are looking to install 9,300 panels on the roofs of buildings at the Noblesville facility.

May 19, 2017

 

The current sediment depositional pathways in Lake Lemon.

Lake Lemon Conservancy To Hold Meeting On Sediment Problem

The Lake Lemon Conservancy District says increased sediment runoff is significantly reducing the water level and turning shoreline into swampy marshes.

May 19, 2017

 

EPA flags in East Chicago

Gov. Holcomb Signs Aid Bill For East Chicago Lead Crisis

Both residents and lawmakers say the bill is a positive step, but much work remains.

May 18, 2017

 

Crane Solar Panels

Crane Celebrates Opening Of 145 Acre Solar Farm

Duke Energy is leasing ground from Crane for the solar farm that includes about 76,000 panels.

May 16, 2017

 

Gallagher Station generating facility in New Albany, Indiana.

Duke Energy Plans To Close Coal Ponds In New Albany

Duke Energy is disposing coal ash from some of its Gallagher Station ponds into a landfill. Other ponds will be closed in place on the property.

May 16, 2017

 

pesticide

Heavy Rains Cause Chemical Runoff Worries For Water Companies

Experts say recent heavy rains have made it more likely that pesticides and other chemicals could flow from urban lawns into municipal sewer systems.

May 15, 2017

 

Flooded field

Corn Farmers Struggle With Saturated Soils

About half of the state's corn crop has been planted.

May 10, 2017

 

IU President Michael McRobbie announced the initiative in front of program partners at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis.

$55 Million IU Initiative Tackles Environmental, Climate Change

'Prepared for Environmental Change' is Indiana University's second Grand Challenges initiative, a $300 million undertaking started last year.

May 9, 2017

 

Wabash River

National Weather Service: Heavy Rains Curb Drought Possibility

A National Weather Service hydrologist says this year was shaping up to be similar to the most recent drought year of 2012 - until recently.

May 9, 2017

 

The Columbus Community Solar Initiative has a goal of seeing 1,000 panels installed in Bartholomew County by the end of the year.

Solar Initiative Encourages Acting Quickly For Better Rates

A new law means Hoosiers who install solar panels after Dec. 31 will get less credit for selling excess energy back to utility companies.

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