Bird's-Eye View

Every day, people across the world will make decisions or innovations that affect the way Hoosiers live. We’ll track the changes so you’re ready for them.

REDUCING GAMING'S CARBON FOOTPRINT

Gamers in America emit about 12 million tons of carbon dioxide powering their gaming platforms. Some quick fixes could drastically reduce gaming's carbon footprint.
(Mother Jones   )

WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT

Not only is climate changing putting people’s lives in danger, it’s doing so at an accelerated pace. Three trends are making climate change worse.
(Nature   )

THE TROUBLE WITH GRIBBLES

British scientists are looking into whether a wood-eating coastal creature can teach us how to turn wood into a more efficient fuel source.
(Popular Science   )

OIL EXPLORATION THREATENS ARCTIC WILDLIFE REFUGE

More than 19 million acres of the federally protected Arctic National Wildlife refuge could soon be threatened by fossil fuel exploration.
(New York Times   )

BALLOONS COULD HELP FIGHT MALARIA

Scientists in West Africa have deployed a surprising weapon in the fight against one of the world’s deadliest diseases: balloons.
(Popular Science   )

OLD MACDONALD HAD A COAL MINE

British researchers have figured out a way to turn abandoned mine shafts and tunnels into productive farms.
(BBC   )

A FAMILIAR SIGHT

Biologists in the United Kingdom say some birds pick mates who remind them of their parents.
(Nature   )

A TEST NO ONE WANTS TO FAIL

The United Nations found that greenhouse gas emissions increased to a point where temperatures would actually increase by 3.2° C.
(United Nations Environment Programme   )

NOT-SO-PUBLIC LAND

A new study found that thousands of square miles of public lands cannot be accessed by the public.
(Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership   )

THANKSGIVING FACT, THANKSGIVING FABLE

The Thanksgiving holiday is one full of tradition and custom for many Americans. But did you know the holiday began as a way to celebrate the sharing of environmental knowledge?
(U.S. Department of Agriculture   )

AN ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE FEAST

Taking a day off to eat doesn’t mean you have to take a day off from caring about your planet. Here's how you can enjoy Thanksgiving festivities while lowering your environmental footprint.
(Accuweather   )

CAN OVERCONSUMPTION KILL?

Eyeing another slice even after you're full of food? In extremely rare instances, overconsumption can be deadly.
(Popular Science   )

NOT YOUR PARENTS' YELLOWSTONE

The Yellowstone National Park of the future will be very different than the one Americans have seen in the past -- all because of climate change.
(NY Times   )

BLOW FLIES RESEARCH AS THEY FEAST

A researcher at IUPUI is studying how blow flies can be used to collect information about the diversity of animals in the environment.
(Indiana University   )

A NEW KINGDOM?

Canadian researchers have rediscovered a unique life form that may belong to a new kingdom of life.
(Popular Mechanics   )

EPA,IDEM CRACK DOWN ON INDIANA METALS COMPANY

The EPA and IDEM accused a company based in northwest Indiana of repeatedly violating federal health standards.
(Chicago Tribune   )

KEYSTONE CONSTRUCTION STOPPED…FOR NOW

A federal judge has temporarily halted the construction of the 1,200-mile long Keystone XL pipeline.
(Washington Post   )

Let Fallen Leaves Lie

Letting fallen leaves accumulate on your lawn instead of raking them up benefits nature in several ways.
(Indy Star   )

US Supreme Court allows historic kids’ climate lawsuit to go forward

Case aims to compel the government to slash greenhouse-gas emissions.
(Nature   )

The Trump Administration Flunked Its Math Homework

The administration’s clean-cars rollback is riddled with errors. In one case, it forgot to divide by four. In another, it accidentally deleted 700 billion miles of driving.
(The Atlantic   )

World-first: Bio-bricks from urine

The world’s first bio-brick grown from human urine has been unveiled by University of Cape Town (UCT) master’s student in civil engineering.
(University of Cape Town News   )

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