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On the Beat – Environment

October 15th, 2019 by

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE THAT CAN KILL DOGS HAS JUST BEEN FOUND IN NEW YORK CITY PARKS

Aug. 26, 2019

Josiah Bates, TIME

Blue-green algae has spread across the United States due to rising temperatures. Exposure to its toxins can cause nausea and diarrhea and can be lethal in larger quantities. It thrives in warmer water and is one of the multiplicative problems arising from climate change.



UNDER THE WEATHER – HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS MESSING WITH MONROE COUNTY

April/May 2019

Susan Brackney, Bloom

Climate change is affecting Monroe County in harmful ways. From native plant species’ inability to grow or, conversely, invasive species grow too much, the negative impacts of a warmer environment are evident.



COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE HELPS FARMERS AND ENRICHES COMMUNITY

April 18th, 2019

Jaleesa Elliot, Bloomington Beat

Local farming benefits the environment and the economy. Community supported agriculture (CSA) helps cut down on carbon-dioxide emissions released from transportation and keeps the income in the community while educating them on sustainable practices.



GUEST COLUMN: PROTECTING INDIANA FORESTS, THE BAD AND THE GOOD

Feb. 12, 2019

Anne Laker, Limestone Post

The Indiana Division of Forestry increased the rate of logging in the Yellowwood State Forest by 400%. The public, although dedicated to the preservation of the forests in the past, has been reinvigorated after this sparked awareness across the community. Organizations continue to rally and petition for their land to ensure their voices are heard and to establish stricter regulations moving forward.



HUGE REDUCTION IN MEAT-EATING ‘ESSENTIAL’ TO AVOID CLIMATE BREAKDOWN

Oct. 10, 2018

Damian Carrington,  The Guardian

Movements like “Meatless Mondays” are gaining popularity worldwide as scientists realize the meat industry contributes to an alarming percentage of greenhouse gas emissions. Meatless diets would also decrease the water supply demands from feeding the cattle, and the runoff.