IPL Plans Early Retirement of Two Coal-fired Units at Petersburg Plant

IPL recommends that two of four units at the Petersburg Generating Station be retired, but the company commits the plant to coal until 2042.

On Air with IER: Episode 46

This week: We take a look at why Indiana ranks 44th in the nation for new incidences of lung cancer, and the federal government makes a deal with a national cement company for alleged Clean Air Act violations.

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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.

Scientists create largest-ever botanical biodiversity data set

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.

EPA awards restoration grant to Grand Calumet River Area of Concern

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 new, natural biodegradable spray can help protect crops

A natural, biodegradable spray made from cornstarch could help farmers protect their crops from toxic substances from fungi.

Mercury spilled into Grand Calumet River

Flooding near the Gary Works steel mill in Gary, Indiana, on Nov. 26 has released mercury into the Grand Calumet River.

Christmas tree farms decline in Indiana

Researchers have identified a 40% decrease in Indiana Christmas tree farms since 2002.

Christmas sweaters contribute to plastic pollution

The materials that make up Christmas sweaters could contribute to plastic pollution in the oceans.

Software allows humans to see images as animals would

Scientists have created a free software that allows humans to see how the world looks for various animal and insect species.

Hair dye and chemical straighteners found to increase risk of breast cancer

Recent research has discovered that women who use permanent hair dyes or chemical hair straighteners are at greater risk for breast cancer.

DNR launches new harvest website for deer hunters

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.

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