Environment Blog Posts

Paddlefish caviar goes toxic

July 11, 2008
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Commercial fishing outfits are taking tons of caviar from paddlefish in the Ohio River because severe restrictions on fishing for Russian sturgeon in the Caspian Sea have depleted the supply of the eggs. But thereâ??s a problem: Indiana along with...
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Farm and suburban polluters

June 16, 2008
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Drive through areas hit by the deluge of rain in the past few days and youâ??ll see mind-boggling soil erosion. At the base of myriad fields lie deltas of sediment washed downhill from elsewhere in their respective watersheds. Not only was...
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Hubbard blasts Florida over oil

May 22, 2008
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Al Hubbard, the Indianapolis businessman who stepped down last year as director of President Bushâ??s National Economic Council, is quoted in a recent Barronâ??s column as hammering Floridians and others living along U.S. coasts for squeezing the tourniquet on additional...
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Branson bailing out of ethanol?

May 8, 2008
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British entrepreneur Richard Branson has unloaded a company thatâ??s building two ethanol plants in the U.S., including one near Fort Wayne. In an interview with Fortune magazine during the peak of ethanol optimism in early 2006, Branson said industry...
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Ex-food chief: Crops for fuel is OK

May 5, 2008
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In his five years as executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Jim Morris saw global hunger from an uncomfortably close vantage point. So, one might expect him to criticize the idea of turning corn and soybeans into alternative...
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Is IDEM trying to do too much?

April 7, 2008
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Environmental groups are charging that the Indiana Department of Environmental Management is putting a higher priority on jobs and economic development than its fundamental mission of protecting human health and the environment. The Post-Tribune in Merrillville reported over the weekend that...
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A new desire for streetcars

February 5, 2008
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Electric streetcars are an old idea that should be brought back, some civic leaders believe. IBJ reporter Chris Oâ??Malley writes today that heavyweights including Indiana Convention and Visitors Association President Bob Bedell are backing a not-for-profit called Downtown Indianapolis...
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