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Rebecca Thiele

Multimedia Environmental/Energy Journalist, News

Rebecca Thiele covers statewide environment and energy issues. Before coming to Bloomington, she worked for WMUK Radio in Kalamazoo, Michigan on the arts and environment beats. Thiele was born in St. Louis and is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Recent Posts by Rebecca Thiele

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June 27, 2019

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EPA Watchdog: Agency Misleading Homebuyers About Franklin Contamination

EPA Watchdog: Agency Misleading Homebuyers About Franklin Contamination

The Environmental Protection Agency may be misleading potential homebuyers about contamination in Franklin, according to an alert issued Thursday by the EPA's internal watchdog, the Office of Inspector General. 

June 24, 2019

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70+ Health Organizations Call For Action Against Climate Change

70+ Health Organizations Call For Action Against Climate Change

Experts say rising temperatures are making some health issues worse — and it’s time the U.S. addressed them. 

June 20, 2019

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EPA Replaces Rule That Would Have Set Limits On Coal Pollution

EPA Replaces Rule That Would Have Set Limits On Coal Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has officially replaced an Obama-era rule that would have set limits on air pollution from coal-fired power plants.

June 19, 2019

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Witness Claims Activist Encouraged Fair Oaks Workers To Abuse Animals

Witness Claims Activist Encouraged Fair Oaks Workers To Abuse Animals

ARM founder Richard Couto says there’s no way that ARM’s investigator could have convinced experienced farm workers to abuse animals on his first day posing as a entry-level employee.

June 16, 2019

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Tornadoes Damage About 30 Homes In Monroe County, Hundreds Without Power

Tornadoes Damage About 30 Homes In Monroe County, Hundreds Without Power

National Weather Service officials are surveying the damage from Saturday’s severe weather.

June 14, 2019

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Indianapolis Plant Will Turn Landfill Gas Into Fuel For Long-Haul Trucks

Indianapolis Plant Will Turn Landfill Gas Into Fuel For Long-Haul Trucks

Kinetrex President & CEO Aaron Johnson says this will be the first renewable natural gas plant for the company, though it already fuels its trucking customers with gas purchased from other states.

June 14, 2019

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Reporter's Notebook: Resources For Teachers Teaching Climate Change

Reporter's Notebook: Resources For Teachers Teaching Climate Change

We compiled a list of links to climate change materials for lesson plans and training opportunities provided by our sources and our own research.

June 14, 2019

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Indiana Teachers Struggle To Find Credible Materials On Climate Change

Indiana Teachers Struggle To Find Credible Materials On Climate Change

There's a lot of pressure on eighth grade science teachers to teach the subject of climate change correctly. But many struggle to find current, reputable materials for their lesson plans.

June 13, 2019

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EPA Internal Watchdog Wants To Hear From East Chicago Residents

EPA Internal Watchdog Wants To Hear From East Chicago Residents

The EPA Office of Inspector General plans to hold listening sessions with residents in four locations across the country.

June 12, 2019

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'Milkman Model' Economy Could Create Jobs In Indiana

'Milkman Model' Economy Could Create Jobs In Indiana

This year’s Indiana Recycling Coalition Conference focused less on recycling and more on the other two R’s — reduce and reuse.

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