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May 24, 2016

 

McCormick's Creek State Park

Five Ways To Celebrate 100 Years Of Indiana State Parks

Visit every state park in Indiana with WFIU and WTIU!

May 24, 2016

 

Solar panels.

Local Opposition Blocks Bartholomew County Solar Farm

About 20 people who live near the proposed project pleaded with board members to consider the effect on their lives if the panels were erected.

May 20, 2016

 

Japanese Honeysuckle was first introduced to the US in the early 19th century and can crowd out native plants for sun and ground cover.

Noon Edition: How Invasive Plants Affect IN Environment

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss invasive plants.

May 19, 2016

 

Gov. Pence dedicating Meltzer forest.

New Nature Preserve One Of Few Old Growth Forests In State

With the addition of Meltzer Forest, Indiana has 50,000 acres of old growth forest in the nature preserve system.

May 19, 2016

 

The Environmental Protection Agency will release its recommendations for the amount of ethanol that is blended into gasoline in coming days.

New EPA Regulations Good News For Indiana Farmers

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed increasing the amount of biofuel in gas, meaning more Indiana-produced ethanol will find it’s way into cars.

May 18, 2016

 

Solar panels.

Hoosier Energy Plans Three Solar Farms For Johnson County

The latest of 10 solar farms that Hoosier Energy is developing is planned for 10 acres along Indiana 135 near the Johnson County town of Trafalgar.

May 16, 2016

 

Coal plant.

Indiana Sees Third Largest Decrease In Coal Use Since 2007

Indiana used 37-percent less coal for electricity generation between 2007 and 2015. Only Ohio and Pennsylvania saw a larger decrease.

May 16, 2016

 

Young apple trees in a nursery.

Bloomington Nursery Sells Exclusively Native Plants, Trees

Eco Logic's owners owners say it is southern Indiana's first nursery that exclusively sells plants and trees native to the state.

May 16, 2016

 

organics

Purdue Agronomists On Panel To Examine Food Security

The panel will examine ways to improve food access and security.

May 14, 2016

 

bee

Indiana Bee Deaths Down Since 2015

The Honey Bee Colony Loss Survey reports this year’s first quarter loss is 12-percent, compared to 22-percent last year.

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