The Price of Coal

A northern Indiana town fights for clean water, 30 years after undisclosed contamination.

On Air with IER: Episode 2

This week: A team of Indianapolis artists are using shapes and open spaces to teach about the environment, and people are raising chickens in their backyards.

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.


The EPA and IDEM accused a company based in northwest Indiana of repeatedly violating federal health standards.
(Chicago Tribune   )


A federal judge has temporarily halted the construction of the 1,200-mile long Keystone XL pipeline.
(Washington Post   )

Let Fallen Leaves Lie

Letting fallen leaves accumulate on your lawn instead of raking them up benefits nature in several ways.
(Indy Star   )

US Supreme Court allows historic kids’ climate lawsuit to go forward

Case aims to compel the government to slash greenhouse-gas emissions.
(Nature   )

The Trump Administration Flunked Its Math Homework

The administration’s clean-cars rollback is riddled with errors. In one case, it forgot to divide by four. In another, it accidentally deleted 700 billion miles of driving.
(The Atlantic   )

World-first: Bio-bricks from urine

The world’s first bio-brick grown from human urine has been unveiled by University of Cape Town (UCT) master’s student in civil engineering.
(University of Cape Town News   )

All Posts

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.