Environment

Project aims to make electric plug-in cars a realityRestricted Content

April 6, 2009
Chris O'Malley
A partnership of electric utilities and technology companies is intent on making Indianapolis the first city in the nation to test plug-in electrics on a mass scale, perhaps starting later this year.
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Ballard trip to explore clean energyRestricted Content

April 6, 2009
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and other city officials will travel to Brazil in May to explore renewable-energy production, in hopes of making the city a leader in the technology.
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Central Canal needs green spaceRestricted Content

April 6, 2009
The Indiana War Memorials Commission's proposal to build a USS Indianapolis submarine memorial on the east bank of the Canal just north of the existing USS Indianapolis (cruiser) National Memorial would unwisely occupy nearly the last piece of green space on the Canal.
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Youth program may promote sense of purposeRestricted Content

April 6, 2009
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New galvanized hangers better for the environmentRestricted Content

March 30, 2009
Fabric Care Center, a 49-year-old dry cleaning business at West Washing ton and Morris streets, is touting the benefits of galvanized steel hangers.
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Indy Power drops electric-car focus for more lucrative control boxesRestricted Content

March 30, 2009
Chris O'Malley
After a stint making parts for electric cars, Symphony Motors recently became Indy Power Systems, changing course to make power control boxes for a variety of vehicles and also industrial and military applications.
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Local company out to turn algae into fuel of futureRestricted Content

March 16, 2009
Chris O'Malley
Stellarwind is believed to be the first algae-oil company in Indiana and among dozens of others around the country at the forefront of what's being called the third wave of biofuels production.
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Pencil made from scrap tires wins space on Staples' shelvesRestricted Content

March 9, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
John Erlandson, 63, of Lebanon, holds the patent on a recycled-rubber pencil, which Staples plans to start selling in June.
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White River trail will weave in storiesRestricted Content

March 9, 2009
NINebark, a landscaping architectural firm, is making six large storyboards so that users of the planned White River Greenway will learn about the area's industrial history.
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Tobias Theater renovation is new model for environmentally sensitive constructionRestricted Content

March 9, 2009
Sam Stall
The 600-seat Randall L. and Marianne W. Tobias Theater (nicknamed The Toby) is arguably the greenest facility of its kind in the nation.
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Beats the landfill: Staff disassembled seats for recyclingRestricted Content

March 9, 2009
Sam Stall
The staff of the Indianapolis Museum of Art decided to recycle the parts of old theater seats to prevent them from being unloaded in a landfill.
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Green construction takes root in IndianaRestricted Content

March 9, 2009
Chris O'Malley
Six experts in green issues shared their outlook on businesses' environmental responsibilities during IBJ's Power Breakfast Feb. 13.
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CAFE standards not as effective as gasoline taxRestricted Content

February 23, 2009
Mike Hicks
The Obama administration recently reversed a Bush-era policy that prevented states from imposing some of their own environmental policies with respect to corporate average fuel efficiency, or CAFE, standards.
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Elkhart's industries could be transformed to focus on energy conservation and environmental improvementsRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
Morton Marcus
Elkhart's industries should shift to producing mass transit vehicles and manufactured housing for low-income, high-density neighborhoods.
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Advanced energy next focus for economic developmentRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
Chris O'Malley
The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership—the parent of the BioCrossroads, TechPoint and Conexus industry cluster initiatives—let it be known last month that there would be a fourth leg to its economic development stool: clean technology.
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'Green' design is sensible in era of great uncertaintyRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
Fred Green
Contrary to fears, environmentally friendly construction isn't expensive.
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Nature Conservancy HQ to be energy efficientRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
The Nature Conservancy is finalizing plans for a $4.4 million headquarters at 620 E. Ohio St.
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This company truly recyclesRestricted Content

February 2, 2009

We at the Indianapolis location of AbitibiBowater, North America’s largest newsprint manufacturer and home of the Paper Retriever paper-recycling program, want to assure those who deposit paper in the green and yellow Abitibi Paper Retriever bins that all paper in this program is recycled and not landfilled.

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Falling scrap prices hurt recycling industryRestricted Content

January 19, 2009
Sam Stall
It's the best of times and the worst of times for Indianapolis recycling firms. On the one hand, public interest and participation in recycling programs have never been stronger. On the other, the industry's capacity to turn all that trash into treasure rarely has been weaker.
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City's environmental effort gets boostRestricted Content

January 19, 2009
Chris O'Malley
The McKinney Family Foundation has created a fund to support initiatives of Mayor Greg Ballard's 3-month-old Office of Sustainability, an environmental initiative that promotes projects ranging from energy-efficient city buildings to bicycle paths.
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Church-goers fuel 'green congregation' effortRestricted Content

January 19, 2009
Often, they have some of the biggest, most energy-hungry buildings on the block. And it doesn't hurt that their members believe they'll be held accountable in the next life.
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Groups seeks records tied to utility plant projectRestricted Content

January 19, 2009
Four Indiana public interest groups are complaining Gov. Mitch Daniels is ignoring a public records request they made Oct. 29 regarding Daniels' support of a Duke Energy coal gasification plant being built in Edwardsport.
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Green bills sprout at StatehouseRestricted Content

January 12, 2009
Chris O'Malley
Legislation filed in the Indiana General Assembly this year seeks renewable energy mandates, stricter building codes throughout Indiana.
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IUPUI startup eyes yeast as fuel for ethanolRestricted Content

January 5, 2009
Chris O'Malley
A firm hatched out of the Indiana University School of Medicine has raised $150,000 toward bringing to market yeasts that could be a cure for one of the biggest bioengineering challenges of the day.
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Duke Energy lawyers accused of deceitRestricted Content

January 5, 2009
Chris O'Malley
U.S. District Court Judge Larry J. McKinney is threatening to suspend counsel for Duke Energy, including its local attorneys, from practicing in federal court after finding they misled Indianapolis jurors last May in a trial over air-pollution violations.
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  1. Those of you yelling to deport them all should at least understand that the law allows minors (if not from a bordering country) to argue for asylum. If you don't like the law, you can petition Congress to change it. But you can't blindly scream that they all need to be deported now, unless you want your government to just decide which laws to follow and which to ignore.

  2. 52,000 children in a country with a population of nearly 300 million is decimal dust or a nano-amount of people that can be easily absorbed. In addition, the flow of children from central American countries is decreasing. BL - the country can easily absorb these children while at the same time trying to discourage more children from coming. There is tension between economic concerns and the values of Judeo-Christian believers. But, I cannot see how the economic argument can stand up against the values of the believers, which most people in this country espouse (but perhaps don't practice). The Governor, who is an alleged religious man and a family man, seems to favor the economic argument; I do not see how his position is tenable under the circumstances. Yes, this is a complicated situation made worse by politics but....these are helpless children without parents and many want to simply "ship" them back to who knows where. Where are our Hoosier hearts? I thought the term Hoosier was synonymous with hospitable.

  3. Illegal aliens. Not undocumented workers (too young anyway). I note that this article never uses the word illegal and calls them immigrants. Being married to a naturalized citizen, these people are criminals and need to be deported as soon as humanly possible. The border needs to be closed NOW.

  4. Send them back NOW.

  5. deport now

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