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How Eating a Healthy Diet Also Benefits the Environment

Practicing environmental responsibility goes far beyond recycling and turning off the lights when you’re not using them. In fact, one of the most important things you can do for the environment (and for yourself) is to eat a healthy, eco-friendly diet. A locally sourced, plant-based diet can have a hugely positive impact on environmental health. […]

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CAFO Industry’s Devastating Impact on Environment and Public Health

CAFO farming is an environmental and public health disaster Sierra Club February 28th, 2017 Duplin County was as flat and lush as I’d imagined. Beneath a blue-dome sky, creeks carved loamy soil as they branched to meet wide rivers. On the narrow North Carolina backroads, we passed homes with shaded front porches and barns built […]

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Government

Can America Compete in the Engineering World

Can America compete in the engineering world in the next century? Muncie, IN NEWS– The world of engineering is changing. New pressures affecting manufacturing mean that long-established approaches to standard products are now being revised, while new products continue to emerge at speed. Today’s engineers need to be smarter and more flexible than ever. Over […]

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Government

‘Dark Money’ Funded Climate Change Skeptics

 This article was originally posted in the Philanthropy Digest. $125 Million in ‘Dark Money’ Helped Fund Climate Change Skeptics MUNCIE, Indiana – BLOG – Conservative donors anonymously directed more than $125 million over three years to groups that deny climate science and are working to undermine the Obama administration’s climate change bill, the Guardian reports. […]

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Government

Messrs. Coats and Messer Are Coal Industry Sellouts

MUNCIE, Indiana – After we wrote the article about Senator Dan Coats, we received a few emails wanting to know the contents of the letter written to both Sen. Coats and Representative Luke Messer. A couple of readers followed our link to the Huffington Post op/ed written by Jeffrey Sachs from the Earth Institute. He […]

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Climate Change: Who’s Campaigning Against Our Environment?

MUNCIE, Indiana – The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a new 2,600 page report this week compiled by over 300 scientists warning of the existing and potentially severe adverse future impact of climate change. “Throughout the 21st century, climate-change impacts are projected to slow down economic growth, make poverty reduction more […]

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Government

Why the First Issue is Money in Politics

Why the First Issue Is Money in Politics (via Moyers & Company) Constitutional scholar and activist Lawrence Lessig, whose march through New Hampshire to get money out of politics is featured on our broadcast this week, often says that his crusade is the most urgent in America because it impacts virtually every…

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Government

Environment: Proposed Bill (HB1143) Weakens Executive Branch

Proposed Legislation Undermines State’s Ability to Solve Problems Indianapolis, Indiana – In our less attentive moments, we may look upon Indiana’s air and water quality with a bit of indifference: “The sky looks clear. My tap water seems okay. All seems fine with our environment.” But then we’re shaken by news that 300,000 West Virginians, […]

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Indiana Environment is Threatened by Legislation

(photo courtesy of Daniel Schwen) INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) will host the first of four monthly statewide online environment seminars on Friday, January 25, 2013 at noon (EST).  The topic of the first hour-long webinar will be threats to Indiana environment or our air, land and water quality due to short-sighted […]