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June 16, 2016

 

PowerPoint slide from Utilities presention

Bloomington City Council Passes Wastewater Rate Increase

Bloomington City Council meeting motions to table water rate increase approval to a later date, although wastewater approval was successful.

June 14, 2016

 

faucet

Bloomington Water Contaminants Rise, Remain Within EPA Limit

Measures taken to contain Disinfectant By-Products, DBPs, in the Bloomington water supply appear to be successful, though DBPs rose in May.

June 14, 2016

 

CAFO off Route 25 in Tippecanoe County

Exemption Allows Steuben County CAFO To Continue Operations

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires operations with more than 300 cattle to get a permit.

June 13, 2016

 

corn in the drought

State Climate Office Predicts Drought This Summer

A drought will depend on the strength of La Nina weather pattern; stronger La Nina conditions typically result in summers that are hotter or drier, or both.

June 9, 2016

 

The Columbus Community Solar Initiative hopes to get 1,000 solar panels installed in Columbus by the end of 2016.

Solar Initiative Aims To Bring Clean Energy To Columbus

A small group from the Solar Initiative has begun to purchase panels for their homes.

June 3, 2016

 

bees

Noon Edition: Bee Hives, Swarms, and Honey

This week on Noon Edition, we will be discussing all things bees.

June 2, 2016

 

An asian carp found near Lake Monroe.

Invasive Asian Carp Found Spawning In Great Lakes Tributary

A graduate student at the University of Toledo in Ohio discovered grass carp eggs last summer in the Sandusky River, which flows into Lake Erie.

June 2, 2016

 

Switchyard Park

Bloomington Bike, Walking Trail Will Lead To Switchyard Park

The B-Link Trail will provide linkage between Henderson St. and Walnut St., eventually leading to the new Switchyard Park.

June 1, 2016

 

Duncan Campbell's quarry has been preserved as it would have looked in the 1940s.

Three Quarries You Can Visit This Summer…Legally

Trespassing on quarries can result in injury or death, but here are three quarries you can safely (and legally) visit this summer.

June 1, 2016

 

mountain bikers

Visit Indiana State Parks This Weekend For Just 10 Cents

The state parks are celebrating their 100th birthday by offering the price of admission from 1916.

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