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Nick Janzen

Nick reports on energy and the environment for Indiana Public Broadcasting, focusing on water issues, the energy industry, and agriculture. He’s stationed at WBOI in Fort Wayne. Before joining IPB, Nick reported on coastal issues in his native Louisiana.

Recent Posts by Nick Janzen

December 12, 2017

 

Cows with room to lie down and turn around.

Indiana To Fight Another Food Production Law

Indiana is suing Massachusetts for requiring eggs, pork & veal to come from animals raised with room to lie down and turn around without touching an enclosure.

December 11, 2017

 

Some 1,000 residents of the West Calumet housing complex had to relocate.

East Chicago Superfund Site On List For Accelerated Cleanup

Lead-contaminated neighborhoods in a northwestern Indiana city have been placed on a national priority list for accelerated cleanup work.

December 1, 2017

 

DuPont Cleanup

EPA To Clean Another East Chicago Industrial Site

The former DuPont site is not a Superfund, but is contaminated with lead and arsenic, as well as zinc and cadmium.

November 30, 2017

 

turbine

Climate Change Could Be Costlier For Farmers, Study Finds

The study updates the social cost of carbon, which previously relied on some data from the 1980s.

November 30, 2017

 

Soybeans and corn grow in front of wind turbines at the Meadow Lake wind farm in northwest Indiana.

Climate Change Could Be Costlier For Farmers, Study Finds

New research from Purdue University finds that climate change could have far more adverse impacts on agriculture than originally thought.

November 27, 2017

 

Coal accounted for 65 percent of the fuel used for electricity in 2016.

Report: Electric Rates Up, Use Of Coal Down In Indiana

A report from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission found a steep decline in the use of coal for electricity generation.

November 9, 2017

 

Power

OUCC Says I&M Rate Increase Too High

The Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is recommending approval of a $125 million dollar rate increase.

November 6, 2017

 

A sign in a yard reads

East Chicago Residents File Lawsuit Over Contamination

More than three dozen East Chicago homeowners have filed a lawsuit alleging that their homes and yards were severely contaminated with lead.

November 6, 2017

 

Dr. Leslie Bishop delivers a letter asking Gov. Holcomb to reduce logging on state land to Rebecca Holwerda, the governor's director of operations.

Hoosiers Ask Governor To Reduce Logging On Public Land

A letter signed by 228 scientists tells Governor Holcomb increased logging rates hurt forest biodiversity.

October 26, 2017

 

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue addresses reporters Wednesday flanked by FFA members.

USDA Sec. Perdue Implores FFA Members To Be ‘Advocates For Truth’

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue says his agency is also focused on NAFTA negotiations and confirming his undersecretaries.

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