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Diving into diversity: Empowering Black and Brown youth through aquatic exploration and conservation

In a world where access to aquatic activities remains somewhat of a privilege for many, a few Indianapolis organizations are working tirelessly to break...

Update on Bloomington’s renewable energy work 

In 2023, Bloomington, Indiana, invested $850,000 in solar expansion for residents, nonprofits and businesses in the city. These contributions make Bloomington a Gold SolSmart...

Local organizations partner to raise awareness during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Lead poisoning is a public health issue that has affected people tremendously since the Industrial Revolution. Many people, specifically children, face lead-filled dangers daily....

IndyHub and CICP to shape the future of Indy’s youth with summit 

IndyHub and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) will host the SHAPE (Y)OUR FUTURE Summit, a free conference designed for millennials and Gen Z...

The three-fold fight of environmental justice: Black advocates are already providing solutions, now they need support

Environmental justice issues are an “interwoven tapestry” of entities and people working together to solve problems within the United States. A new report from...

Gary community group questions proposed biofuel plant emission calculations, litigation tactics

A community group in Gary, Indiana, is concerned that a planned biofuel operation will add more pollutants to the city’s already toxic environment and...

EPA proposes tighter lead paint standards for child-care facilities, homes

In an effort to protect children and communities from the harmful effects of exposure to dust generated from lead paint, the EPA proposed strengthening...

High-water rescue crews save people flooded in Kentucky as death toll rises in northeast US

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — High-water rescue crews pulled people from flooded homes and vehicles Wednesday in Kentucky, where waves of thunderstorms prompted flash flood...

EPA settles lawsuit with Indy manufacturing company

An Indianapolis company reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over allegedly failing to submit required reports, according to a press release....

Report: Green Space need in Indy is sporadic, but low-income minority residents need them the most

Many areas in Marion County are in need of green spaces, but low-income minority areas need them the most, a SAVI Talks study concluded.  Varying...
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