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.

New Nature Preserve in Madison County Protects Wildlife, State History

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.

Nation experienced 22 separate billion-dollar disasters in 2020

The US experienced the most billion-dollar disasters ever in 2020, according to the NOAA.

EPA receiving applications for grants to remove trash from Great Lakes

The EPA is seeking applications for $5 million in grants to remove trash from Great Lakes harbors, river mouths and waterfronts.

Massachusetts plans to ban sale of new fossil fuel-powered cars by 2035

The announcement is part of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's plan to to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the state by 2050.

Biden climate team: “Hard work ahead” to rebuild climate efforts

Members of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team said rebuilding the ability to combat climate change will be more difficult than initially thought.

EPA finalizes airplane greenhouse gas emissions regulations

Critics said the rule lags a decade behind in technology, could be ineffective for reducing emissions.

Biden makes diverse environmental cabinet nominee picks

President-elect Joe Biden has made a series of cabinet nominee decisions that could be historic firsts for the environment-related posts.

Paint made from coal mine waste created by University College London graduate

British scientist creates emulsion paint made from 100% recycled coal mine sludge.

World experiences warmest November land surface temperatures ever

The NOAA found that the global land surface temperature for November 2020 was the highest on record.

In The Water

In the Water follows the complex discussions around Indiana’s most traditional energy source. It speaks to everyone from the miners who dig coal from the ground, to environmental activists fighting for coal ash disposal legislation and clean water, to residents whose health has been affected by coal ash pollution.

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With sound science as our base, we present environmental issues in a nonpolitical way. We seek to make science and environmental information available to and useful to all Hoosiers.