At risk of flooding due to rising sea levels, the historic settlement demonstrates the danger that some of the nation’s most important cultural sites face due to climate change.
Could carbon credits help fund city’s public green space?
Local officials and not-for-profits are exploring the potential sale of carbon credits to finance the maintenance and preservation of city parks, and to purchase land for more.Read More
Rocky Ripple residents push back on demolitions in cost-cutting anti-flood plan
Three years after Rocky Ripple approved a no-demolition plan for a new floodwall, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works has unveiled a tweaked plan that would involve destruction of as many as 14 houses and the Rocky Ripple Town Hall.Read More
Elanco, High Alpha Innovation launch ag-tech startup Athian
The startup, Athian, aims to help farmers and ranchers measure, and eventually monetize, their efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of their cattle operations.Read More
The proposal would require disclosure of risks climate change pose to companies and the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by companies and by their supply chain.
The justices, in arguments Monday, are taking up an appeal from 19 mostly Republican-led states and coal companies over the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
The panel plans to focus first on urban forests and parklands, then recycling and solid waste, then equitable health and infrastructure investments.
In recognition of the contribution from Leonard and Kathryn Betley and their family, Glacier’s End Nature Preserve near Trafalgar will be renamed Betley Woods at Glacier’s End.
But they face serious questions whether the $2 trillion initiative can be refashioned to win his crucial vote or the party will be saddled with a devastating defeat.
The senator, who had been the chief Democratic obstacle to the White House’s sweeping policy initiative for nearly six months, said he could not support the bill because of his concerns about inflation, the growing deficit and the need to focus on the omicron coronavirus variant.
The Indiana Forest Alliance was scheduled to release Dec. 3 a report that maps all 4,237 private forests in Indianapolis that are larger than one acre—and evaluates them for environmental, ecological and social benefits.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, which plants 3,000 to 4,000 trees in the city each year, is digging even deeper into data and working more closely with local government to make sure its tree-planting plans benefit all areas of the city in a more equitable way.
A new federal report says racial minorities in the United States can expect more deaths from extreme heat and property loss from flooding.
IBJ Podcast: Climate change could scorch and soak Indiana while reshaping key industries, Purdue center says
Indiana isn’t seeing the intense heat waves and flash-flooding that other parts of the world are experiencing this summer, but models show our winters will dwindle, our summers will have many more days above 95ºF and rainfall will continue to increase.
A trust overseeing cleanup of Superfund site north of Zionsville is suing an environmental remediation firm after tests showed contaminant levels in the target area were higher than expected. The company has filed its own suit against the trust.
The new program, Cummins Water Works, will focus on improving access to safe water in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, India and South Africa.
The technology could soon scale up to commercial-level production under a demonstration project planned by Hasler Ventures LLC.
The website was effectively suspended under President Donald Trump, who did not allow information on the site to be updated and who repeatedly disputed or downplayed the effects of climate change.
Markland leads the 15-person BCA Environmental Consultants LLC, which started in Elkhart in 1987 and now has offices in Indianapolis, South Bend, Louisville and Puerto Rico.
The bill, which scales back protections on Indiana wetlands, had gained support from the Indiana Builders Association, but numerous environmental, conservation and civic groups opposed it.
BCA Environmental Consultants LLC is one of many firms that helps local governments and businesses figure out how to clean up messes, commonly called “brownfields.”
The proposed changes arrive as members of the General Assembly decide whether the state should adopt greener initiatives or scale back current policy protecting water, energy and other resources.
Daniel Poynter, a former software developer and executive coach to social entrepreneurs, spent 11 months in 2019 using his savings to study climate full time.