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December 14, 2017

 

Deep photo.

Officials Ready To Schedule Deer Cull At Griffy Lake

Officials with Bloomington Parks & Recreation are set for a deer cull, which could begin this week.

December 14, 2017

 

A sign from the Environmental Protection agency warns residents not to play in the soil, which is contaminated with lead and arsenic. (Lauren Chapman/IPBS)

EPA: East Chicago Cleanup To Cost 4 Times Original Estimate

The EPA says the estimated cost of cleaning up lead and arsenic in a northwestern Indiana city has ballooned to nearly four times initial estimates.

December 12, 2017

 

Water Pipes

Indiana Addresses Potential Water Crisis

Officials in Indiana are trying to prevent a water crisis as both supply and infrastructure are inadequate for future needs.

December 11, 2017

 

Deer takes a drink of water.

Deer Hunt Still Coming For Bloomington Nature Preserve

Officials in Bloomington say they're waiting for a contractor to schedule the planned deer cull in a city nature preserve.

December 11, 2017

 

A hand dumping white pills into a trash receptacle.

Pain-Killers, Other Drugs Found In Great Lakes Ecosystem

Chemicals from pain-killers and other drugs often end up in lakes and rivers, creating what some scientists say could be a deadly cocktail for wildlife.

December 11, 2017

 

Snowy Owl

Many Snowy Owls Expected To Flock Into Midwestern States

Wildlife officials say Indiana is seeing an influx of snowy owls, an all-white raptor native to the Arctic that's rarely seen south of Lake Michigan.

December 11, 2017

 

Some 1,000 residents of the West Calumet housing complex had to relocate.

East Chicago Superfund Site On List For Accelerated Cleanup

Lead-contaminated neighborhoods in a northwestern Indiana city have been placed on a national priority list for accelerated cleanup work.

December 8, 2017

 

Soil is often lost from erosion or farming practices.

Indiana Receives Part of $20 Million Agriculture Research Grant

Indiana is among 12 states that will receive a combined $20 million dollars to improve soil health.

December 8, 2017

 

lake

Indiana City Officials Mull Suing U.S. Steel Over Chemical Spills

A spill in October came after the steelmaker dumped more than 300 pounds of the chemical into the waterway in April.

December 6, 2017

 

The disease can spread rapidly before animals even start to show signs of symptoms.

Hunters On Front Lines Of Fight Against Deadly Deer Disease

While Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), also known as mad deer disease, hasn’t spread to Indiana yet, the state is prepared to address a potential outbreak.

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