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.
Researchers have found that a parasite that causes the most widespread disease in honey bees affects the bee by “hijacking” its iron nutrients.
IDEM is offering free virtual classroom presentations to students across the state of Indiana.
ERCOT: Frozen instruments at natural gas, coal and nuclear facilities most significant factors in Texas blackouts
Despite claims, the organization that manages a vast majority of Texas' power grid said that wind power has been the least significant factor in blackouts.
The EPA has begun a review of the first five years of cleanup efforts at East Chicago's USS Lead Superfund site.
A memo reveals the Biden administration is moving on from the Obama-era Clean Power Plan
Coca-Cola Co. said it will begin selling its soda in bottles made with completely recycled plastic material to reduce its carbon footprint.
The EPA wants to know what you think about a plan to clean up the former GM Delco Plant 5 in Kokomo.
Leaving your camera off during virtual meetings could reduce your carbon, water and land footprints, according to a new study.
The 50-acre Hidden Canal Nature Preserve will give wildlife a place to search for food away from humans and protect remnants of a failed 19th century hydraulic canal.
The US experienced the most billion-dollar disasters ever in 2020, according to the NOAA.
The EPA is seeking applications for $5 million in grants to remove trash from Great Lakes harbors, river mouths and waterfronts.
The announcement is part of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's plan to to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the state by 2050.
Members of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team said rebuilding the ability to combat climate change will be more difficult than initially thought.
Critics said the rule lags a decade behind in technology, could be ineffective for reducing emissions.
President-elect Joe Biden has made a series of cabinet nominee decisions that could be historic firsts for the environment-related posts.
British scientist creates emulsion paint made from 100% recycled coal mine sludge.
The NOAA found that the global land surface temperature for November 2020 was the highest on record.
The EPA is accepting public comments for its proposed plan to clean up environmental pollution at parts of the Rolls-Royce turbine manufacturing plant in Indianapolis.
The EPA OIG will evaluate how the COVID-19 pandemic affected air compliance monitoring activities at state and local agencies.
A government network of monitoring devices across the country routinely missed major toxic releases and daily pollution dangers.
A global map of the distribution of 20,000 bee species has been created to aid in the conservation of the insect.
Committee awards 31 cities funding for electric vehicle charging stations.
The USDA announced it finalized changes to how the Forest Service undertakes environmental reviews of its actions under federal law.
Four former electric utility company executives face federal bribery charges.
Fall applications for the Indianapolis Thriving Schools Challenge are now being accepted through Nov. 20.
Professor Sanya Carley was awarded the World Citizen Prize in Environmental Performance by the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management.
Indiana’s governor has approved the recognition of a day to consider the importance of recycling.
Veterans, Gold Star Families can now get free access to national parks, wildlife refuges and other federal lands.
A Purdue University professor was one of four educators to receive a national teaching award from the USDA.
The EPA announced it began installing six groundwater monitoring wells at a Kokomo Superfund site.
The EPA awarded the Indiana Finance Authority a $544,000 grant to identify and reduce lead in school drinking water.
NIPSCO continued its transition away from coal with new agreements that will power about 270,00 Indiana homes.
A state program to promote and encourage recycling has awarded $1 million in grants.
According to a new investigation, climate science disinformation continues to exist in Facebook ads.
A shift in American diets could reduce the environmental impacts of food production and consumption by up to 38%.
An Indianapolis organization is offering free career training and high school equivalency testing for Marion County residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A preservation organization will plant more than 20,000 trees at the newly-expanded Meltzer Woods Nature Preserve in Shelbyville.
IDEM will host a free virtual webinar series to teach about watershed protection and restoration efforts within the Lake Michigan basin.
The Indiana State Board of Animal Health is offering a limited number of free radio frequency identification tags for cattle farmers.
New research is urging scientists to redefine the term “drought,” specifically when it comes to crop-relevant drought in the Corn Belt.
A Madison County organization is seeking volunteers to plant hundreds of trees to replace others destroyed by a tornado in 2019.
General Electric announced plans to stop making coal-fired power plants and focus on more renewable sources of power.
A federal court ruling has cast doubt over several of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's efforts to drive oil and gas development on federal lands.
The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves behind an environmental legacy.
Facebook "mistakenly" suspends many environmental accounts of climate activists and environmental organizations.
IDEM Commissioner announced six recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.
Tribal and environmental groups have filed lawsuits challenging a Trump administration rule that weakened methane emission regulations.
BP, the company formerly known as British Petroleum, said demand for oil may have reached its peak and faces a decades-long decline.
The DoD said the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a delay in finding a replacement for PFAS firefighting foam.
Animal populations across the globe have decreased an average of 68% since 1970, a new study finds.
Devices designed to illegally defeat federal emissions controls on diesel vehicles are spreading across the U.S., according to a new investigation.
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church said that the coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated how the earth can recover if allowed to rest.
Environmental groups seek more conservation after the establishment of two new Indiana state forests
Gov. Eric Holcomb recently established two new state forests in Morgan and Brown Counties from land that was already part of state forests.
The president of Mexico announced Mexico will phase out the use of glyphosate in the country by the end of his administration in late 2024.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a proclamation recognizing the week of Sep. 21 through 25 as Clean Energy Week in the state.
The EPA said it completed an assessment of Superfund sites in the path of Hurricane Laura.
The EPA announced a $3.7 million grant to improve the health of Indiana watersheds.
Michigan’s attorney general has filed state and federal lawsuits against PFAS manufacturers.
Hawaii officials will leave undetonated World War II ordnance found near the Molokini Shoal in place until a non-explosive removal option is found.
Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed four new members to a board that approves grants for waste reduction and recycling programs in Indiana.
Michigan will pay $600 million to settle a lawsuit brought by thousands of Flint residents supplied with lead-tainted drinking water.
A La Porte man pleaded guilty to distributing unregistered pesticides from China to apartment tenants.
The EPA will hold a virtual public meeting about a plan to clean up contaminated soil at a former manufacturing shop on Indianapolis' Near East Side.
A group of former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrators is calling for a “reset” of the agency’s course after the 2020 presidential election.
A federal court overturned a Trump administration rollback of a law protecting migratory birds and their habitats.
New environmental research has found that fertilizer and pesticide applications have replaced fossil fuels as the largest human source of sulfur in the environment.
The Great American Outdoors Act establishes a fund for maintenance and provides permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Government watchdog recommends creation of federal program to help Americans migrate from climate change-stricken areas
The GAO said the federal government should create a pilot program to help communities that will need to relocate because of climate change effects.
The EPA awarded Purdue University nearly $800,000 to research a computer model that helps determine chemical neurotoxicity.
Exposure to flaring at oil and gas production sites could cause an increase in premature birth.
Recent changes to one of the nation’s central environmental laws is predicted to negatively affect minorities.
A team of scientists and engineers has created ultra-small titanium dioxide crystals that could convert carbon dioxide into fuels.
A Navy SEAL veteran has established a company that hopes to make the political campaign industry environmentally friendly.
The EPA has opened the 45-day public comment period for the proposed cleanup plan of an inactive power plant in Chesterton.
A climate scientist claims Facebook is restricting her ability to share research and fact-check posts with climate change misinformation.
Researchers found that millions more Americans are threatened by flooding than suggested by government estimates.
NIPSCO announced it delayed work to close five coal ash ponds at its Michigan City Generating Station until spring 2021.
The maker of Roundup agreed to a $10 billion payment to settle tens of thousands of lawsuits filed against it.
A group of native American tribes filed suit to stop a new federal rule that limits the scope of waterways under federal protection.
A team of researchers found that small pieces of plastic can accumulate in plants.
EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the agency’s first proclamation recognizing the week of June 22 as National Pollinator Week.
A Purdue professor was appointed to the EPA’s Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee.
Another utility company announced it will move away from coal soon, despite legislative efforts to slow down the transition.
The U.S. was beat out by 23 countries in a new analysis ranking worldwide performance on sustainability issues.
The EPA awarded the Indiana Finance Authority $300,000 in supplemental funding for brownfield cleanups.
British archaeologists mapped an entire underground Roman city using ground penetrating radar.
The White River State Park’s Frank Lloyd Visitor Center will reopen June 11 after a nearly three-month closure.
Trump issues executive order allowing federal agencies to waive environmental laws to speed up federal project approvals
A new executive order will allow federal agencies to waive environmental laws to speed up federal approval for infrastructure projects.
British researchers have found that up to 30% of ocean pollution can be prevented by changing the way we wash our clothes.
U.S. Department of Energy researchers found that climate change has altered the world’s forests, making them shorter and younger.
The EPA finalized a rule that would limit the time states, tribes and the public have to object to federal permits for energy projects.
A coalition of 20 states seeks to intervene in a lawsuit brought by a conservative think tank against a plan to weaken fuel efficiency standards.
Purdue University’s Climate Change Research Center will hold a free virtual training series to teach educators about climate change.
The EPA added more than a hundred PFAS substances to the nation’s official list of toxic chemicals.
Central Michigan residents under threat as floods approach chemical complex and toxic Superfund site
Central Michigan residents face possible contamination as floodwaters from dam failures approach a chemical complex and a toxic Superfund site.
The bill would block the implementation of a Trump administration rule limiting the scope of bodies of water that fall under federal jurisdiction.
The U.S. EPA has sent the nation’s first rule on airplane greenhouse gas emissions to the White House for approval.
The Central Indiana Land Trust will plant the first of its promised 1 million trees in Johnson and Parke Counties.
Researchers have found the number of land-dwelling insects is on the decline while the number of insects living in freshwater has increased.
A new study has found that gas appliances found in homes cause unhealthy air and negative health effects in humans.
An international group of researchers found the highest levels of microplastics ever recorded on the seafloor.
Terre Haute-based Hallador Energy received $10 million from a federal loan program designed to help small businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An INDOT highway proposal could result in the harm of rare habitat and natural resources in the southern part of the state
The U.S. EPA said it plans to retain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter, including both fine and coarse particles.
Industries are polluting more and getting penalized less due to reduced EPA enforcement, according to a new report.
An IUSB researcher and his students developed a biosensor that can detect the presence of a chemical linked to certain types of cancer.
An airline bailout agreement will force airliners to fly nearly empty flights to meet minimum deal requirements.
NIPSCO will hold a virtual public hearing to discuss its plans to close coal ash ponds in Michigan City.
Some of the largest lenders in the U.S. are preparing to take over oil and gas assets facing bankruptcy in order to avoid losses in energy company loans.
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame found that the first Earth Day celebration in 1970 had lasting, measureable effects on the people who celebrated it.
COVID-19 restrictions have led to a 38% drop in emissions of nitrogen dioxide.
U.S. EPA Region 5 said it plans to donate more than 10,000 pieces of personal protective equipment to help health professionals treat COVID-19 patients.
Researchers found that American robins have adjusted their migration patterns to keep pace with the earlier spring arrivals caused by climate change.
Researchers said air pollution could be the reason two of Italy’s hardest-hit regions have drastically different COVID-19 mortality rates.
Some of those uplifting animal resilience stories being shared online are completely fake.
Scientists believe they have found the source of mysterious emissions of ozone-destroying chemicals.
The U.S. Department of Defense said PFAS chemicals may have been used or released at many more installations than initially reported.
The Trump administration is using the threat of withholding federal money to force communities to evict homeowners living in flood zones.
A new study has found that expanding the number of lanes on a roadway does not necessarily reduce traffic congestion.
A new study found that laser printer toner could cause changes in the human body that would make catching diseases much more likely.
Researchers in Florida say they may have found out why sea turtles keep seeking out plastic trash.
Nearly a dozen Indiana cities said they would develop plans to address their greenhouse gas emissions before the end of 2020.
Two federal agencies have issued warning letters to seven companies to stop selling products that claim to treat or prevent COVID-19.
The White House reportedly ordered the rewrite of a report that linked a chemical compound used in dry cleaning and as an industrial solvent to birth defects.
The space agencies for the U.S. and Europe have found that the outbreak of a new coronavirus has had a positive side effect in China.
Indiana University researchers found that high levels of potentially toxic PFAS chemicals are making their way into child care centers through cleaning products.
A new study is providing more evidence for the long-held belief that campaign contributions influence the decisions of lawmakers.
A state-wide conference for people and groups working to stop the spread of invasive species in Indiana will be held in Noblesville on March 26.
A West Lafayette organization was awarded a nearly $480,000 grant to enhance nutrient reduction efforts in the Great Lakes.
Scientists are turning to an oddly-named vegetarian fish species for a climate-friendly protein source.
One of the world’s largest investment banks warns that the most extreme risks of climate change could actually happen.
An executive order mandates Indiana state agencies take a series of steps to protect the Lake Michigan shoreline from the effects of rising water levels.
Republican lawmakers from Utah are backing a long-term plan that addresses climate change in order to save the state’s ski slopes and growing economy.
A new survey of recycling facilities across the U.S. has found that many plastic items put into recycling bins are not being recycled.
Lawmakers from 23 states, including Indiana, have written guidance, regulations or legislation that would address PFAS chemicals.
The Virginia House and Senate approved legislation that sets out a plan to get the state to 100% renewable energy generation .
The Indy Chamber Foundation has received funds to study alternative designs for the downtown inner loop of the Interstate 65/70 interchange.
The EPA announced the availability of $55.5 million in loans and grants to fund future state water infrastructure projects in Indiana.
In a new budget proposal, the Trump administration announced its intent to cut the budget of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget by more than a fourth.
Pope Francis has scheduled a visit to a southern Italian region polluted by decades of toxic-waste dumping by a local criminal organization.
NASA scientists have found that rapid sea ice melt from the Arctic is affecting the flow of a major ocean current.
Swedish researchers have found that the amount of methane leaking into the atmosphere from the Arctic Ocean is much lower than previously believed.
Fireflies are having difficulties reproducing because their flashing mating signals are getting lost in light pollution.
The transition away from nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster has led Japan to build 22 new coal-burning power plants within the next five years.
The Trump administration has proposed removing the threat of punishment to businesses that kill birds “incidentally.”
The switch to natural gas may only result in a minor decline in carbon emissions from the power sector through 2040.
A new study has found that insecticides have become significantly more toxic to honeybees over the last two decades.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s top attorney for environmental issues apologized to a federal court for practicing law with a lapsed bar license.
Children in Marion County may have been exposed to elevated lead levels in drinking water, and agencies in charge failed to alert parents.
China’s national planning agency and national environmental ministry will ban plastic bags in all cities and towns by 2022.
Researchers found that living near a major road or highway is associated with a higher risk of neurological disorders.
The EPA announced that Amphenol Corp. completed a mandated sewer line and soil cleanup near its former facility in Franklin, Ind.
The makers of Roundup weedkiller are considering a $10 billion payout to settle tens of thousands of lawsuits claiming the product causes cancer.
A new bill could raise electric bills, threaten the environment, and make it more difficult for Indiana utility companies to transition away from coal.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has released its five-year plan for outdoor recreation in the state.
Since 2014, a greenhouse gas 12,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide has been on the rise
Researchers have discovered indicators of Australian brushfire smoke in nearly every ocean basin across the globe.
A new proposal would make it easier for federal agencies to start infrastructure projects without taking environmental impacts into account.
The NAACP is encouraging Indiana chapters to evaluate how utility and fossil fuel companies are responding to environmental justice issues.
A report has found that the actions of communities, businesses and other entities can work to significantly reduce emissions.
A cottage on the shores of Lake Michigan has tumbled down a bluff and into the lake, thanks to more rapid and severe shoreline erosion.
The EPA has appointed a new Region 5 administrator to oversee the agency’s business in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The Audubon Society has opened a new birding trail in three northern Indiana counties.
New report: EPA redundancy is wasting tax dollars and harming agency's ability to prepare for natural disasters.
The budget for the state's environmental management agency has been reduced by approximately $35 million in the last decade.
Drops in natural population increases and international migration have caused the nation’s population growth to slow down for the fourth year in a row.
Jim Beam Brands Co. was fined $600,000 for a warehouse fire that caused a bourbon spill and fish kills in the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers.
The EPA has ordered a Seattle-based website to stop selling a dozen pesticides not legal for sale in the U.S.
This month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will begin gathering data from Indiana farmers and agricultural workers.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has awarded recycling expansion grants totaling approximately $1.4 million to 12 organizations, cities and waste management districts.
Researchers at Indiana University have located an adult female Gulf Coast tick in Indiana. These ticks sometimes carry diseases like Tidewater fever and are most commonly found near the Gulf of Mexico.
Two environmental groups have joined forces to sue Indiana steelmaker ArcelorMittal, which has allegedly accumulated more than 100 Clean Water Act violations in the last five years.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says that Indiana residents should expect more frequent sightings of coyotes during the winter months.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is seeking public input on ways to improve Indiana’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Over the last 10 years, 35 researchers have compiled 20 million observational records on the Earth’s land plants in order to create the largest-ever botanical biodiversity data set.
The EPA has awarded the Indiana DNR a $100,000 grant to help restore the Pine Station Nature Preserve near the Grand Calumet River.
A natural, biodegradable spray made from cornstarch could help farmers protect their crops from toxic substances from fungi.
Flooding near the Gary Works steel mill in Gary, Indiana, on Nov. 26 has released mercury into the Grand Calumet River.
Researchers have identified a 40% decrease in Indiana Christmas tree farms since 2002.
The materials that make up Christmas sweaters could contribute to plastic pollution in the oceans.
Scientists have created a free software that allows humans to see how the world looks for various animal and insect species.
Recent research has discovered that women who use permanent hair dyes or chemical hair straighteners are at greater risk for breast cancer.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has launched a new website that allows deer hunters to access and report data on white-tailed deer harvesting throughout the state.
Manmade climate change will increase the number of stalled weather patterns and create more deadly extreme weather events.
Big storms like hurricanes are expected produce more record-breaking rainfall in coming years.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public input about adding per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals to the Toxics Release Inventory, a list of chemicals that companies are required to report to the EPA.
Researchers found that urbanization delays the time that plants bloom in the spring, which has an effect on the seasonal timing in cities.
At the 20th World Congress of the International Association of Penal Law, Pope Francis suggested adding “ecological sin against the common home” to the catechism.
Musical group Coldplay has declined to tour for their new album until they can figure out how to reduce their carbon emissions and stage more environmentally friendly concerts.
Heliogen, a secretive energy startup backed by well-known people like Bill Gates, has created a way to use artificial intelligence and hundreds of mirrors to create a solar oven.
Indiana University is developing a lab to help first responders like firefighters and police officers prepare for floods, wildfires and other disasters.
This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented an award to the Indianapolis Airport Authority for excellence and innovation in clean water infrastructure.
Children are at greater risk of health effects from climate change than other groups, according to a report from The Lancet.
In December alone, more than 1 million packages will be returned to retailers each day.
A report issued by the Government Accountability Office has found that 60% of U.S. Superfund sites are vulnerable to climate change.
The West Lake Corridor project, which will add to the South Shore Line, has been recognized for Excellence in Environmental Documentation Preparation
Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis will deliver the keynote speech at the annual “Greening the Statehouse” event in Indianapolis this Saturday.
Boxed water brands such as Just Water, Flow, and Boxed Water Is Best often market themselves as more sustainable options for on-the-go hydration, but the nature of their packaging prevents them from being recyclable.
A Trump administration committee is seeking to “modernize” national park campgrounds by potentially introducing food trucks, WI-FI, and Amazon deliveries.
NASA satellite images from Nov. 3 show that California’s Kincade Fire has damaged 77,768 acres of land and destroyed 374 structures.
Researchers have discovered genes that allow some insects to adjust their biological clocks to survive shorter or longer winters, improving their chances of adapting to climate change.
White River State Park has introduced a recycling initiative that’s expected to keep approximately 30 tons of waste out of Indiana landfills annually.
More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries have released a report declaring a climate emergency.
Illinois-based demolition contractor IESCO has been accused of illegally dumping construction debris near Gary, Indiana, according to Inside Indiana Business.
As the planet warms, people living in North America, parts of central and South America and Eurasia may face water shortages as plants adjust to higher levels of carbon dioxide.
By January 2020, Lowe’s will no longer sell carpets or rugs containing PFAS chemicals, the National Resources Defense Council reports.
The Friends of Lake Monroe have been awarded federal funding through the State of Indiana to develop a management plan for the Lake Monroe watershed.
A study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has determined that building renewable energy in the upper Midwest helps maximize environmental and health benefits.
A recent study published in Nature Communications has determined that the homes of up to 300 million people will be threatened by rising sea levels – more than three times the previous estimate.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting grant applications for environmental education programs.
Plastic waste from vaping is now polluting beaches and other natural environments, and may be finding its way into the ocean.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Indianapolis-based RecycleForce $200,000 to train formerly incarcerated citizens in environmental jobs.
Northern Indiana Public Service Co. has announced the upcoming expansion of a wind farm in White County
Texas energy company Exxon Mobil has been sued for deceiving investors about the impact of climate change on the company’s profitability.
As global temperatures warm, Ebola outbreaks could become more common and spread to new parts of the world.
Peatlands absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and store it in the soil, but as they dry, they can have the opposite effect.
More than $1.1 million in grant money has been awarded to 23 Indiana counties for the improvement of seven lakes and 15 rivers and streams.
Research conducted at University College London has found that America’s “green economy” generates more than $1.3 trillion annually and employs nearly 9.5 million Americans.
The recent discovery of a banded bald eagle near Vincennes has given the Indiana Department of Natural Resources insight into the success of bald eagle reintroduction efforts.
Two-thirds of America’s bird population is at risk of extinction from climate change, according to a new report from the Audubon Society.
A New York man filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, claiming that God commanded him to do so.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced it is investing $201 million in rural water infrastructure projects, including four in Indiana.
As early as 2022, NASCAR could introduce hybrid race cars powered by both gas and electricity.
IER will host a high school journalism contest, inviting students from around the state to submit news features about environmental issues impacting their communities.
Indiana hunters need to beware of possible deer diseases during this fall’s hunting season, according to a statement by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Indianapolis-based Delta Faucet Co. as a 2019 Sustainable Excellence Award Winner for water conservation.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has announced two open house discussion sessions about the work completed in 2019 on the USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago, Indiana.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has announced upcoming changes to fish stocking in Lake Michigan.
A recent report of EPA data has confirmed the suspicion that water contamination disproportionately affects majority-black communities.
Indiana researchers have discovered a link between herbicide ingredient glyphosate and breast cancer.
A chemical sprayed last week in three Indiana counties to stop the spread of a virus deadly to humans may have killed a number of bee hives in the process.
A new study has shown that air pollution particles can penetrate the placenta and expose unborn babies to toxic chemicals.
Community Recycling Grants will be awarded to projects that promote sustainability, education and waste reduction.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced approximately $10 million in grant money to help public schools replace older school buses, which can emit more air pollution.
Data analyzed by travel site fromAtoB found that President Donald Trump created the second-largest carbon travel footprint of G20 leaders in 2018.
A new study published in Environmental Science & Technology has found that plastic teabags contaminate tea with microplastic particles.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $6 million to Indiana University to continue research on toxic air pollutants in the Great Lakes region.
At the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Monday, 21 gaming companies pledged to do their part in ending climate change through the Playing for the Planet industry-wide initiative.
On Sept. 28, Indiana will participate in the largest nation-wide single-day volunteer effort for public lands, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced on Tuesday.
Earlier this week, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management took to its Twitter page to encourage Hoosiers to recycle their old smartphones through the Indiana E-Cycle program.
The Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence were given to honor Indiana initiatives that went above and beyond to protect the environment in 2018.
An 84-acre tract in northeastern Indiana known for its biodiversity has been approved by the state of Indiana as a state nature preserve.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and 15 other teenagers have filed a lawsuit against five major carbon polluting countries.
The invasive spotted lanternfly, thought to have come to the U.S. in a shipment of stones from Asia around 2014, has descended upon Pennsylvania in the hundreds of thousands.
Purdue University will receive just under $1 million in grant money from the Environmental Protection Agency for research on reducing a group of synthetic chemicals in drinking water.
Indiana is home to some of the tallest wind turbines in the country, according to a database of the country’s turbines.
Governor Eric Holcomb has declared this week ‘Pollution Prevention Week’ in Indiana.
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in three horses and one group of mosquitos in Elkhart County, state health officials report.
The University of Cambridge has removed beef and lamb from its menus and replaced them with plant-based products.
Toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl, or PFAS, chemicals have been found in the drinking water of several schools in Stow, Massachusetts, about 21 miles west of Boston.
Three individuals have been arrested on charges of disaster fraud, accused of stealing more than $1.8 billion in disaster relief funds that were intended to help rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid.
A survey from WFYI, published August 31, found that Indiana approaches forestry in a similar manner to other industry professionals in North America.
The Equinor South Riding Point oil facility on Grand Bahama admitted to releasing an unknown amount of oil into the surrounding area during Hurricane Dorian.
A team of scientists from the National Institute of Technology at Mexico’s University of Veracruz have discovered 310 miles of coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.
As plastic use has increased, more plastic microfibers have made their way into ocean sediment.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has offered to pay individuals for seed collection if the seeds meet the DNR’s standards.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is accepting applications for Pollution Prevention Program grant funds
By delving into this history, modern-day Hoosiers can also explore important environmental questions regarding these sites.
As Hurricane Dorian hits the eastern coast of Florida this week, toxic coal ash may be spread to local water systems.
A study has found that bee larvae don't consume a strictly vegan diet.
Scientists have discovered that Rapture Reef, a renowned coral reef northwest of the Hawaiian Islands, is gone.
Researchers have discovered that air pollution can accelerate emphysema of the lung as rapidly as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.
A new U.N. study has found that, in order to curb the damage done by climate change, humans must change the way they grow food and raise livestock.
On Aug. 18, a collapse in wastewater infrastructure spilled an estimated 2 million gallons of untreated sewage into the Flint River.
Conservation experts voted the shark onto the endangered species list last week.
Using satellite imagery, NASA has created a time-lapse video depicting the clouds of carbon monoxide produced by the Amazon rainforest fires this month.
Using satellite imagery, NASA helps firefighters tackle wildfires by directing them to the most critical sites first.
For the first time in 60 million years, an exotic plant called the cycad is able to reproduce outdoors in Britain.
Age-related macular degeneration, which results in a gradual and permanent loss of vision, may be influenced by air pollution, a new study finds.
Wisconsin has become the first midwestern state to release a carbon-free plan.
The Icelandic glacier known as Okjökull has been lost to climate change.
The disposable plant-based bowls used by many fast-casual restaurants have been found to contain toxic PFAS chemicals.
Indiana’s beaches along Lake Michigan have faced dramatic erosion in the last decade thanks to rising water levels.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has released a recreational advisory after high levels of toxic blue-green algae were discovered in Indiana lakes.
A virus known as epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, may result in significant local losses to deer populations.
The Pacific Islands have joined Canada, the United Kingdom and United States cities such as New York City in declaring a climate crisis.
A European movement known as “flight shaming” is encouraging travelers to take the train rather than to travel by air, citing concerns about the emissions put off by aviation.
On July 31, California became the first state to require that water suppliers notify consumers of the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals in the local water supply.
On July 29, Ethiopia broke a world record for the most saplings planted in a single day.
More than 200 reindeer starved to death on the Norwegian island of Svalbard, where climate change has disrupted the animals’ access to edible plants.
Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg will sail across the Atlantic on a zero-emissions yacht to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit.
Recent extreme weather and fires are dislodging chemicals and toxins from soil, homes, industrial waste sites and other sources, putting people at a greater health risk.
Inditex, the parent company of fashion brand Zara, announced plans to transition to a more sustainable model after making its name as a frontrunner in the fast fashion industry.
Researchers warn that the fungus Candida auris may begin to pose a serious global public health threat as climate change makes it adjust to warmer temperatures.
The scaly-foot snail has been added to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of endangered species because of threats from deep-sea mining.
Evidence collected by researchers at the University of Cape Town over a 23-year period show that animals’ body sizes are shrinking in response to climate change.
Amid an unusually warm and dry stretch in the Arctic this summer, wildfires have raged across Alaska, Greenland and Siberia, posing a threat to sea ice.
New research from the University of California Riverside shows that Joshua trees are threatened with extinction without dramatic action to reduce climate change.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reported that climate change, conflict and economic instability are increasing food insecurity around the world.
Researchers from the Earth Institute at Columbia University have concluded that many California wildfires are a result of a warming climate.
New Orleans is exceptionally prone to flooding, partly as a result of climate change.
As climate change causes rising sea levels, preservation experts are faced with new challenges for saving historic buildings and other sites.
Clemson University scientists have found a way to keep corn producing food for longer, which could dramatically improve crop yields worldwide.
Scientists say the growth of online streaming will ultimately be unsustainable.
Elephant extinction could allow 7% more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
China’s environment ministry said its emissions reached 12.3 billion tons in 2014, up 53.5% since 2005.
Carbon escaping from deforested sites is about 1,500 years old.
New York City became the most recent, and largest, city to declare a climate emergency in late June.
This 4th of July, Alaskans experienced record high temperatures, with Anchorage reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time in the city’s history.
A belt of seaweed originating along the west coast of Africa that has been recurring for the past several summers recently extended 5,500 miles into the Gulf of Mexico.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last month that it’s offering $75 million in funding for the eradication and control of feral swine.
Americans contribute a disproportionately high amount of the world’s waste and recycle far less than the rest of the world.
Guadalajara residents woke up at the end of June to more than 3 feet of ice after a hailstorm broke the stretch of hot summer days.
Glastonbury festival in England banned single-use plastic bottles in an effort to decrease the event’s impact on the planet.
Researchers have known for some time the cloud trails left by aircrafts have an atmospheric greenhouse effect, but the impact of these trails is expected to triple by 2050.
Pollution from traffic poses health risks.
Researchers have determined that thinning forests is an effective technique for recovery and maintenance of forests dealing with climate change.
Preserving the butterfly's natural environments is the best way to help.
More than 30 microbiologists signed a statement last week warning about risks to microbes.
Amanda Little, an environmental journalist and professor at Vanderbilt University, warns that food diversity could be limited due to environmental issues.
It's been a particularly rainy June for the Eastern U.S.
Spending time in nature can reap both physical and psychological health benefits.
Despite regulations put into place to improve air quality, millions of Americans still breathe unhealthy air.
A recent report claims that the U.S. military emitted 59 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2017.
As solar energy becomes more popular, utility companies are seeking reductions to net metering, meaning it will take far longer for rooftop solar to pay for itself.
Experts say companies should recycle electric vehicle batteries to avoid massive increases in harmful mining.
An alarming study shows that nearly 600 species of seed-bearing plants have gone extinct since 1753.
Scientists may be able to use insect cells to grow muscle and fat in a lab, creating food that tastes and chews like steak, chicken, lobster or shrimp.
The ammonia fertilizer industry produces far worse emissions than previously estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Microplastics have been so far found in rivers, lakes and the air in Indiana.
Researchers at Michigan State University have successfully created the first completely transparent solar panels.
The number of flood insurance policies in the Midwest has dropped by at least one-third since 2011.
The UK turned on the first part of what will be the world’s largest and furthest offshore wind farm this week, forging its way further into the forefront of the offshore wind industry.
Environmentally conscious travelers are at a crossroads, balancing their desire to see wonders like the Great Barrier Reef or Iceland’s glaciers with the environmental impact of traveling to these destinations.
According to a new analysis of corporate disclosures, companies around the world foresee climate change as a negative effect on their bottom lines.
Thanks to climate change, tree diversity may be decreasing.
Solarize Indiana seeks to teach citizens how to accelerate the spread of solar energy projects
Farmers across the U.S. are faced with tough decisions this planting season, as President Donald Trump’s trade war with China continues and heavy rains make it difficult to plant crops.
New research suggests large birds and land mammals will face extinction over the next century due to climate change, deforestation, hunting and increased urbanization.
A new study published in Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change found that, left unchecked, greenhouse gas emissions will reduce Colombian land suitable for rice production by 60% by the 2050s.
A record-setting spell of severe storms has rocked the U.S. over the last two weeks.
Heat waves threatened people and crops across the globe throughout the summer of 2018, according to Nexus Media, researchers have concluded that humans are to blame.
A research team is planning to light a fire in a Utah forest at the end of June to clear out dead conifer trees and allow quaking aspen to regain a place in a national forest.
Algae blooms have been known to suffocate marine wildlife and The New York Times reports that 8 million farmed salmon in northern Norway met this fate over the past week.
African elephant poaching hit its peak in 2011 and the mammals faced a high risk of extinction at the hands of poachers.
Due to issues like climate change and the urbanization of their native habitats, some predators may begin to hunt humans for their meals.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that tick-borne diseases are increasing at a record pace.
Researchers have discovered that eastern China is responsible for more than 60% of the recent rise in CFC-11 emissions.
Researchers have found that half the world’s rivers are obstructed in some way, thanks to human infrastructure.
Researchers have found hunting animals has a negative impact on a forest’s carbon storage, a factor that is often overlooked in climate change mitigation efforts.
Educating children about climate change could influence the climate concerns of their parents.
Scientists have found that certain environments may make it easier for animals to infect humans with diseases like bird flu and Ebola.
Ash dieback, an invasive fungal disease, is expected to kill 95% to 99% of the UK’s native ash trees if local governments do not intervene.
U.S. sales of plant-based meat substitutes increased 17% last year thanks in part to the fast food industry.
Clothing that contains synthetic materials such as polyester and nylon contributes to microplastic pollution, which can end up in the ocean and the seafood that humans eat.
For the first time in Indonesian history, the city of Jakarta will no longer be the country’s capital due to environmental and infrastructural challenges.
Greenhouse gases and atmospheric particles produced by humans have influenced global drought since at least the early 20th century, according to a NASA study.
The permafrost layer in the Arctic is thawing and releasing greenhouse gases more quickly than predicted and is accelerating global warming.
A research team that analyzed California tap water during a five-year period concluded contaminants in the water could cause more than 200 cases of cancer each year.
Human-caused climate change could cause iconic clouds in tropical rain forests to disappear with the next 25 years.
Complaints about rats in New York City almost doubled between 2010 and 2017, and one rat expert thinks the population explosion may be linked to climate change.
A study found that biodegradable bags in soil or marine environments were still able to hold a full load of groceries after being exposed to the natural environment for three years.
The United Kingdom is experiencing record-breaking amounts of wildfires in a year just four months into 2019.
After three years of breeding mishaps, Antarctica’s second-largest colony of emperor penguins is not recovering.
Honey bee colonies are important pollinators, and in the U.S., millions of colonies are hauled across the country in semi-trailers to pollinate crops like California almonds. But some of these colonies don’t survive the trek due to cold temperatures.
Just 11 months after the completion of a $14 billion network of levees and flood walls in New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers says the system will stop providing adequate protection in as little as four years due to rising sea levels.
Science hasn't yet proven that microplastics are everywhere, but they're sure showing up in some remote places. Scientists have found microplastics far away from urban sources, atop the Pyrenees in France.
According to a new study published in Nature, there is a limit to the amount of damage the reef can withstand, and the coral is not doing well.
According to a new study, corn production in the U.S. could be responsible for thousands of air pollution deaths annually.