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February 19, 2015

 

solar

Committee Approves Bill Creating Alternative Energy Fee

A bill approved Wednesday in a House committee would allow utilities to charge future alternative energy customers a fee.

February 13, 2015

 

Roses

‘Slow Flowers’ Movement Champions Sustainable Blooms

The majority of flowers bought in the U.S. are imported from countries such as Ecuador and Colombia, but a new movement hopes to change that.

February 12, 2015

 

State forest

Activists Concerned About DNR’s Ash Salvage Sales

The first salvage sale took place Wednesday at the Jackson Washington State Forest.

February 9, 2015

 

hog

Specialists Optimistic About Hog Virus Outlook

The Indiana Board of Animal Health says they are seeing a decrease in the number of PED pig infections compared to this time last year.

February 7, 2015

 

Ash-Borer

New Hires To Bloomington Parks Help Fight Invasive Species

Two new hires to the Bloomington Parks Department will help study and fight both invasive vegetation and species.

February 6, 2015

 

Deer

Bloomington Parks Department Cancels Griffy Lake Deer Cull

The season's conditions weren't right for an efficient deer cull.

February 6, 2015

 

Alkaline Hydrolysis machine

As Traditional Burials Decline, A New Option Appears

A machine manufactured in Indiana is used in so-called chemical cremation. But in the majority of states, including Indiana, the process is illegal.

February 4, 2015

 

the Duke Energy coal gasification plant in Edwardsport

IURC To Decide Who Should Pay For Edwardsport Plant Costs

Duke Energy is seeking to recover construction costs for the Edwardsport coal gasification plant in hearings that begin Wednesday.

February 2, 2015

 

Bald Eagles

Indiana Sees An Increase In Bald Eagle Population

The program to revitalize the population was started in Monroe County in 1989.

February 2, 2015

 

Indianaâs high-fenced deer hunting industry has been in the midst of a lawsuit for nearly a decade.

Appeals Court Rules DNR Can’t Ban High-Fenced Deer Preserves

A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 the DNR overstepped the powers given to it by the legislature when it attempted to ban the preserves in 2005.

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