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August 17, 2018

 

Engineers Seek ‘Dark Sky’ Designation For Hoosier National Forest

There are only a handful of locations east of the Mississippi that qualify for Dark Sky Designation. Sections of the Hoosier National Forest might just qualify as one of those places.

August 14, 2018

 

OUCC: State Should Deny Vectren New Gas Plant

A consumer advocate group is urging the state to deny Vectren’s proposal to build a $780 million natural gas plant. The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor says Vectren needs to explore all its options.

August 14, 2018

 

Deadline For Indiana State Park Deer Hunts Is Aug. 20

The application deadline is drawing near for hunters to participate in deer reduction hunts at 19 state properties in November.

August 14, 2018

 

Plan Commission Sends East Side Development To City Council Without Recommendation

Two proposed developments, one on Bloomington's far east side and one on the north side, could add more than 1,400 new bedrooms to city housing stock.

August 13, 2018

 

Climate, Water Resources Subjects Of First Water Summit

The two-day event brought experts together to take a closer look at how Indiana can protect its water resources.

August 10, 2018

 

Some East Chicago Homes Not Getting All Lead Pipes Replaced

East Chicago residents found out at a public meeting Thursday night some lead lines are only getting partially replaced leaving those residents still at risk. 

August 10, 2018

 

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The First GMO Fish For Human Consumption Will Be Produced In Indiana

AquaBounty Technologies has developed a biotech salmon that it plans to grow near no major body of water, in a production facility in the small town of Albany, Indiana.

August 9, 2018

 

There Are Five Times As Many Clean Energy Jobs In Indiana As In Fossil Fuels

Among Midwest states, Indiana has the second highest percentage of clean energy jobs in its workforce (2.7 percent) and ranks second in wind energy employment.

August 8, 2018

 

State One Step Closer To Cutting Air Pollution Notices Out Of Newspapers

The state is moving forward with plans to stop posting air pollution notices in newspapers, despite opposition. The notices let people know if someone has applied for a permit to put contamination into the air.

August 8, 2018

 

Corporation Acquires Indiana Paper Straw Company After ‘Unprecedented’ Growth

Aardvark Straws is located in Fort Wayne and claims to be the sole U.S. producer of paper straws.

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