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EcoReport Feature – The Bean Blossom Bottoms Conservation Area

In this EcoReport Feature, Sycamore Land Trust Communications Director Katrina Folsom discusses their effort with the State of Indiana to establish the Bean Blossom Bottoms Conservation Area. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:00 — 7.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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IN Nature – The Opossum

This IN Nature segment features the Opossum. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:44 — 1.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Standing Room Only – Stories from the Heartwood Forest Alliance

On the weekend of May 22, the Heartwood Forest Alliance gathered at the Lazy Black Bear in Paoli, Indiana, to celebrate its 25th annual forest council and to reflect on a quarter century of environmental activism. As Ernie Reed, Heartwood’s Council Chair, puts it, “Heartwood is people helping people protect the places they love.” On tonight’s program, some of Heartwood’s …

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Better Beware! – Fraud Increasing

The explosion of con games puts us all in the front lines against fraud, and these days we’re seeing an increase in “old school” methods like telephone scams. Here’s an overview, and some basic reminders. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Daily Local News – June 24, 2015

Earlier today Governor Mike Pence announced that Indiana would refuse to comply with the EPA’s proposed clean power plan; In other environmental news, a study conducted at the IU school of Public and Environmental Affairs, or SPEA, is calling air pollution regulations into question; Sycamore Land Trust has just announced a new addition to its more than eighty-four-hundred acres of …

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CDC Releases Teen Birth Rate Data

Teen birth rates have reached an all-time low according to data released last week from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 2014 data shows that teen birth rates have fallen eight percent from 2013. Although these teen birth rates are lower than in the past, teen pregnancy is still an issue in the United States.  According to data from …

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Stafford Family Donates To Sycamore Land Trust

Sycamore Land Trust has just announced a new addition to its more than eighty-four-hundred acres of preserved land in southern Indiana. The organization has been preserving land and providing environmental education for 25 years. Their most recent project is the “Stafford Family Preserve,” which is a 46 acre nature preserve next to Brown County State Park. The land was donated …

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Experts Disagree On Effects of Fine Particles

In other environmental news, a study conducted at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, or SPEA, is calling air pollution regulations into question. The study focuses on Fine Particles, also known as Particulate Matter, which is linked to asthma, lung cancer, and other respiratory impairments. Among the researchers for this study was John D. Graham, the dean of …

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Gov. Pence Refuses To Comply With EPA

Earlier today Governor Mike Pence announced that Indiana would refuse to comply with the EPA’s proposed clean power plan. The Clean Power Plan calls for a 20 percent reduction in carbon dioxide levels across the country by 2030. Pence says that would mean the premature closure of coal-fired power plants in Indiana. Eighty percent of Indiana’s energy comes from coal, …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Time to Take Control!

Do you have a good handle on your finances? If you paused before answering, your control over your money might not be as tight as you’d like to believe it is. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:55 — 4.5MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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