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August 16, 2017

 

The total solar eclipse of November 14, 2012, as seen from aboard the cruise ship Paul Gauguin in the South Pacific near New Caledonia.

Eclipse In Indiana: Watch Parties, Traffic, Eye Protection

Update: The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says 12 state parks will host viewing parties for the eclipse.

August 14, 2017

 

Monday at 7 the Terre Haute group is hosting the first of four informational meetings.

Solar Initiative Looks For September Contracts In Terre Haute

Solarize Terre Haute is hosting the first of four informational meetings on Monday at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Temple.

August 14, 2017

 

An Asian long-horned beetle perched on a green leaf.

Hoosiers Urged To Scout Trees For Invasive Beetle

A Purdue University entomologist is urging residents to scout trees on their property for signs of a destructive beetle that's killed trees in other states.

August 14, 2017

 

A Trumpeter Swan (cygnus buccinator) at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

Trumpeter Swans’ Hatchling Is 1st In Modern Indiana History

Indiana wildlife officials say a pair of endangered swans have successfully reproduced in the state for the first time since modern birdwatching began.

August 13, 2017

 

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Interactive Exhibit Teaches Hoosiers About Soil Health, Erosion

Water run-off from farms in Indiana and throughout the Midwest often takes nutrients with it that are important to crops, including nitrogen and phosphorous.

August 10, 2017

 

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Osprey Brought To Indiana In 2003 Still Raising Offspring

The state brought nearly 100 Ospreys to the state between 2003 and 2006 as part of a restoration program.

August 10, 2017

 

Bloomington changes bike laws

Bicycles, Skateboards Now Allowed On Some Bloomington Streets

With some exceptions, cyclists will be able to ride in city sidewalks.

August 10, 2017

 

A solar array at Wible Lumber in northeast Indiana (Nick Janzen/IPBS)

Bloomington Accelerates Plans To Install Solar On City Facilities

The Bloomington City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to approve a plan that effectively fast-tracks the city's solar panel installation schedule.

August 10, 2017

 

Students build racking for 950 solar panels at the Lake Prairie Elementary School array.

Indiana Law Could Ruin Solar’s Future At Schools

A law passed earlier this year by the Indiana General Assembly could spell trouble for the solar energy industry.

August 9, 2017

 

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Southern Rust Crop Fungus Found In 17 Indiana Counties

The infection is a harmful fungus that affects corn and was first discovered in the southern United States before it traveled north to Indiana.

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