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August 8, 2018


Ivy Tech Welcomes Donnelly, Students to Precision Agriculture Center of Excellence

It will be one of just five schools in the country—and the first in Indiana—to offer certificates and degrees focusing on precision agricultural.

August 8, 2018


Solar Farm Nearly Finished For Central Indiana High School

Most of the panels are installed on the former soccer fields of Eastern High School in Howard County.

August 8, 2018


Trump Superfund Nominee Recuses Self From DowDuPont’s Hazardous Waste Sites

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Superfund program says he’ll recuse himself from sites contaminated by his former employer DowDuPont — eleven of which are in Indiana.

August 6, 2018


State Calls Franklin Chemical Testing ‘Questionable’ At Forum

Rare child cancers in Franklin are getting more attention as a result of chemical testing. But state agencies expressed doubt at the validity of that testing at a community listening session on Friday.

August 6, 2018


Indiana Wind Farm To Help Power Ohio Facebook Data Center

Alternative energy company EDP Renewables North America plans to build 50 new turbines throughout Randolph County in the next year.

August 6, 2018


Congressional Bill Addresses Precision Agriculture Issues

Farmers increasingly rely on data and precision agriculture to do their everyday work.

August 3, 2018


EPA Halts Obama-Era Clean Car Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency is making good on plans to halt Obama-era fuel economy standards. It announced a new proposal Thursday that claims to prioritize safety over fuel efficiency. 

August 3, 2018


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Indiana Challenged By China’s Ban On U.S. Recycling

China isn’t going to take trash from the U.S. anymore, and it will no longer import contaminated recycling. Hoosiers are searching for ways to prevent potential recyclables from ending up in a landfill.

August 3, 2018


2 Groups: US Steel’s Indiana Wastewater Plan May Fall Short

The National Parks Conservation Association and Hoosier Environmental Council say the steelmaker's wastewater treatment plan for its Midwest Plant in Portage lacks detail.

August 3, 2018


Monarch Butterfly Population Seeing Spike In Numbers This Summer

Hoosiers might be noticing a few more monarch butterflies in their gardens this year. Experts say the endangered insect’s population is slightly higher this summer.

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