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May 16, 2017

 

Gallagher Station generating facility in New Albany, Indiana.

Duke Energy Plans To Close Coal Ponds In New Albany

Duke Energy is disposing coal ash from some of its Gallagher Station ponds into a landfill. Other ponds will be closed in place on the property.

May 16, 2017

 

pesticide

Heavy Rains Cause Chemical Runoff Worries For Water Companies

Experts say recent heavy rains have made it more likely that pesticides and other chemicals could flow from urban lawns into municipal sewer systems.

May 15, 2017

 

Flooded field

Corn Farmers Struggle With Saturated Soils

About half of the state's corn crop has been planted.

May 10, 2017

 

IU President Michael McRobbie announced the initiative in front of program partners at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis.

$55 Million IU Initiative Tackles Environmental, Climate Change

'Prepared for Environmental Change' is Indiana University's second Grand Challenges initiative, a $300 million undertaking started last year.

May 9, 2017

 

Wabash River

National Weather Service: Heavy Rains Curb Drought Possibility

A National Weather Service hydrologist says this year was shaping up to be similar to the most recent drought year of 2012 - until recently.

May 9, 2017

 

The Columbus Community Solar Initiative has a goal of seeing 1,000 panels installed in Bartholomew County by the end of the year.

Solar Initiative Encourages Acting Quickly For Better Rates

A new law means Hoosiers who install solar panels after Dec. 31 will get less credit for selling excess energy back to utility companies.

May 5, 2017

 

A flooded field in Spencer, Indiana.

Owen County Flooding Prompts Road Closures

The White River is currently registering between 19.5 and 20 feet high, but is expected to rise to between 22 and 23 feet this weekend.

May 4, 2017

 

Greene County General Hospital

Heavy Rainfall Causes Burst Pipe In Greene County Hospital

Greene County General Hospital is repairing flood damage after heavy storms caused a pipe to burst.

May 3, 2017

 

turkeys

One Year After Avian Flu Outbreak, Indiana Poultry Free Of Virus

One year after an avian influenza outbreak in Indiana, poultry in the state are free of the virus.

May 3, 2017

 

dunes

Beach Near Mount Baldy To Reopen 4 Years After Boy Trapped

An estimated 11-feet of sand swallowed a 6-year-old boy from Sterling, Illinois, for more than three hours before he was rescued in 2013.

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