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State grant funding available to boost recycling markets and support job creation 

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is accepting proposals for grants up to $500,000 for recycling projects. Local government, businesses, solid waste management districts...

Hundreds forced from Indiana homes as plastics fire burns

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — An evacuation order affecting more than 1,000 people was expected to remain in place through Wednesday around a large industrial fire in...

Green space on far east side has reduced lead in soil

A lead pilot program released preliminary data that shows a 50% reduction in lead at a green space at 38th Street and Post Road....

Pandemic poses threat to lead poisoning programs for kids

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of health departments’ resources for months, it limited efforts to protect young children from exposure to lead at...

Black leaders raising voices on environmental justice

On Friday, March 31, the IU McKinney School of Law, in collaboration with the state chapter of the NAACP, the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus...

World Hepatitis Day: It’s Up To You

Each year, World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on July 28 and aims to bring awareness to hepatitis. It is estimated that 400 million people...

City Partners with Sustainable Local Foods in Urban Farm Project

An underutilized warehouse at 201 South Rural Street will be transformed into an urban farm. Sustainable Local Foods (SLF) of Toledo, Ohio will repurpose...

Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Virus Found in Marion County

The Marion County Public Health Department has documented the first mosquitoes of the season carrying West Nile virus. No human cases of the virus...

Free soil sampling in Martindale-Brightwood and NearWest

Free soil sampling for lead is now available to residents in Martindale-Brightwood and NearWest neighborhoods of Indianapolis under a federal grant being administered by...

2 state environmental groups merge

The Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) and the Legal Environmental Aid Foundation (LEAF) announced that the two not-for-profits have merged and will continue operations as...
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