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December 18, 2017

 

Wild garlic mustard.

Invasive Garlic Mustard — Love It Or Leave It?

Invasive plants and animals are a huge problem in the U.S. But a recent study on garlic mustard shows that it might be better to leave invasive species alone.

December 18, 2017

 

Estimates put the cost of the repairs at about three-quarters of a million dollars.

Re-Opening Of Historic Paoli Bridge Planned For Early 2018

City officials are planning for the grand re-opening of a historic Paoli Bridge nearly two years after it was damaged.

December 18, 2017

 

Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville, Indiana.

Evansville Zoo Planning To Build Aviary For Australian Birds

Officials at Evansville's zoo are working on plans to add an aviary that would feature small parakeets native to Australia.

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.

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