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Every city in Indiana can now see how climate change will affect them in the future — and what they can do to prepare. Indiana University researchers unveiled a tool Tuesday called the Hoosier Resilience Index

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After West Lafayette’s recycling drop-off center closed earlier this year, local officials struggled to find a way to meet demand from residents. The closure coincided with a nationwide upheaval as China stopped accepting materials from the United States.

China’s decision has had far-reaching effects, with major recycling centers closing or halting operation in multiple states.

Despite being a landlocked state that didn’t do much work with China, Indiana has also felt the impact. China’s decision has created a glut in the market – so even if facilities process materials, they may not have any buyers.

The City of Lake Station in northwest Indiana sold its drinking water system to Indiana American Water for more than $20 million. It’s one of more than a dozen water and wastewater systems the company has acquired around the state in the past decade. 

For the past few months, Indiana University students have been helping 14 cities in the state to do greenhouse gas inventories. The idea is for cities to look at which sectors emit the most gases that contribute to climate change and try to make them greener. 

Scientists from around the country were in Indianapolis this week to learn more about technological innovations in the state.  The first Indiana National Lab Day hosted federal science and technology leaders and Indiana researchers to highlight quantum science and engineering work being done in the state. 

IU Program To Monitor PFAS In The Great Lakes Basin

Oct 2, 2019

Indiana University will use part of a nearly $6 million federal grant to monitor a chemical that polluted groundwater at military bases, including Grissom Air Reserve Base near Kokomo. The Environmental Protection Agency is making research on PFAS a priority. 

Young people in Indiana and across the globe will rally for action against climate change on Friday. But how effective are things like marches and protests?

Research from Indiana University shows they may change people’s attitudes about the climate movement. 

There’s a new way for Hoosiers to track their health and participate in research at the same time — a mobile app. 

State Officials Speak On Panel About Brain Drain

Aug 30, 2019

State officials and leaders from several Indiana tech companies held a panel discussion Thursday on Indiana’s efforts to retain highly educated workers. Nearly 200 people attended the event in downtown Indianapolis. 

Student-Led Program Study Shows Stigma Reduction

Aug 23, 2019

A study that examined the attitudes and behaviors of college students toward mental health issues was conducted in Indiana.  

Indiana’s Judicial Nominating Commission meets this week to choose a state Supreme Court Chief Justice for a new five-year term.

Agriculture accounts for about 9 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. A recent United Nations climate report says to reduce those emissions, people need to eat less meat. 

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Indiana University Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel sent an email to the campus community Tuesday saying groundskeepers found five flyers purporting to be from the Ku Klux Klan. The email says they were identical to "neighborhood watch" flyers residents found throughout Bloomington Monday. 

The email says IU Police are investigating. They're working with Bloomington and state police. 

Study: Cow-Killing Tick Could Spread To Indiana

Jul 11, 2019

A tick that’s realtively new to the U.S. could easily creep into Indiana. A study by Rutgers University shows Indiana has the right climate for the Asian longhorned tick to thrive. 

Grant Supports Increased Access To Addiction Treatment

May 30, 2019

Two Indiana health organizations will partner to connect more people with “medication-assisted treatment,” or MAT for opioid addiction. 

MAT prescribes both medication, like methadone or suboxone, and counseling and therapy.  It is widely accepted as an effective way toward recovery.

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