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This week: A pair of environmental advocacy groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to tighten national emissions standards for toxic pollution from steel mills, and an EPA proposal seeks to make it easier for farmers to spray pesticides but could endanger farmworkers.

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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.

White River State Park introduces recycling initiative

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 declare climate emergency

More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries have released a report declaring a climate emergency.

Illinois company accused of illegally dumping construction debris near Gary, Indiana

Illinois-based demolition contractor IESCO has been accused of illegally dumping construction debris near Gary, Indiana, according to Inside Indiana Business.

Plants may consume more water as climate warms, taking supplies from humans

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.

Lowe’s bans PFAS chemicals in rugs and carpets

By January 2020, Lowe’s will no longer sell carpets or rugs containing PFAS chemicals, the National Resources Defense Council reports.

Friends of Lake Monroe to develop plan for Lake Monroe watershed

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.

The Midwest is one of the best places for renewable energy

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.

Rising sea levels could threaten homes of up to 300 million people

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.

EPA to award $3 million in educational grants, Indiana applicants welcome

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting grant applications for environmental education programs.

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