The Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding East Chicago a $4 million grant to help with lead cleanup efforts.
Scientists from Purdue and Indiana Universities say the number of days Indiana experiences above 90 degrees jumping from 20 to 74 by 2050.
The Superfund site includes a now-empty public housing complex, which is the subject of a contentious demolition plan.
A Congressional subcommittee recently approved an 8 percent cut to the agency.
One year ago, residents of East Chicago's West Calumet Housing Complex were told they had to move out because of lead and arsenic contamination.
Cleanup of the area around the plant has been going on for more than a decade. The focus now is on the actual plant site.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program awarded Bloomington $300,000 to continue redevelopment of the B-Line Trail Corridor.
Both residents and lawmakers say the bill is a positive step, but much work remains.
Experts say recent heavy rains have made it more likely that pesticides and other chemicals could flow from urban lawns into municipal sewer systems.
Duke Energy plans to remove an estimated 3.6 million tons of coal ash from two of the Wabash River Generating Station's ash ponds in Terre Haute.