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May 1, 2016

 

Morel mushrooms look a bit like natrual sponges and can be different colors (black, gray, yellow) and also different sizes.

Hunting Morel Mushrooms: Q&A With Annie Corrigan

Annie says morels are easy to identify but hard to spot in the woods. Here are her tips for finding them.

April 29, 2016

 

City officials planted a a Quercus Macrocarpa Bur Oak at the conclusion of the Arbor Day ceremony.

Bloomington Announces Downtown Tree Planting Project

Bloomington Parks Foundation announced a campaign to beautify downtown at the city’s Arbor Day ceremony in Seminary Park.

April 26, 2016

 

Cattle

Hoosiers Seek Answers To Questions About CAFOs

Environmental impacts of confined animal feeding operations were discussed at a meeting this week in Columbus, Indiana.

April 26, 2016

 

Credit Sarah Fentem

U.S. Boom In Cage-Free Eggs, But Are They More Nutritious?

Studies say consumers believe brown, cage-free eggs have a higher nutritional value than white, caged eggs, but scientists don't necessarily agree.

April 25, 2016

 

Coal plant.

Coal-Fired Plants Adapt To New, Costly EPA Standards

Coal-fired power plants in Indiana are balancing federal demands with business pressures in a number of ways.

April 25, 2016

 

Inside the water treatment plant in Bloomington.

City’s Actions On Water Quality May Be Seen In April Tests

Water plays a large role in public health and the economy, and Bloomington is fighting to keep its water in line with federal regulations.

April 21, 2016

 

Sirih's baby girl.

What Should The Indy Zoo Name The New Orangutan Baby?

You can vote on the names on the Indianapolis Zoo Facebook page. The winning name will be announced on May 3.

April 21, 2016

 

Erosion affects a property rights battle over public access to Indiana's Lake Michigan shore.

Erosion Complicates Property Rights Battle

In 2013, homeowners there sued the state, contending their private property extends all the way to the water.

April 20, 2016

 

Global distribution of records in FishNet 2.

IU Scientist To Build First-Of-Its-Kind Water Database

Indiana University hydrologist Darren Ficklin describes his research as "a crazy undertaking."

April 15, 2016

 

Coal plant.

Duke Energy Shuts Down Wabash River Generating Station

As part of a settlement, Duke Energy set a 2016 deadline for cutting out coal at its power plants.

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