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City of Bloomington and its residents look toward a sustainable future

December 5th, 2019 No comments

IU student Devin Mackay is appalled at the amount of waste he sees produced every day. As he walks to and from class, he sees full trash cans and citizens constantly throwing away their waste.

“I think it’s crazy how much trash we produce,” he said. “I just don’t see how it can be sustainable. … I think more people should be more conscious of what they produce to make their life more sustainable.”

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Alex Crowley works to keep Bloomington sustainable

November 7th, 2019 No comments

With an ever-changing schedule, Alex Crowley’s papers and documents lie scattered around his office in City Hall. His position in the city allows for a busy and ever-changing schedule. However, Crowley mentions that it’s not a bad thing.

Connecticut-raised, New York-educated, Crowley is the director for Bloomington’s Economic and Sustainable Development Department.

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Interviewing strangers proves to be much harder than expected

November 6th, 2019 No comments

I found interviewing people off the street to be a challenging yet rewarding task. While I was turned down by many, getting strong interviews outweighed the challenges.

Learning how to better prepare and conduct interviews was my most beneficial experience.

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Bloomington residents say doing small things will help the environment

November 1st, 2019 No comments

In the wake of the Sept. 20 student climate strike, Bloomington residents have different opinions on Bloomington’s sustainability and take different steps to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Twenty-two-year-old Owen Dehner grew up in Bloomington and takes small steps to help the environment.

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On the Beat – Environment

October 15th, 2019 No comments

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

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On The Beat – Environment

October 15th, 2019 No comments

RUFFED GROUSE COULD MAKE INDIANA’S ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST

Sept. 18, 2019

Rebecca Thiele,  Indiana Public Media

The ruffed grouse may soon become an endangered species in Indiana. The population declined mostly because of loss of habitat due to clearcutting. It used to be found in 40 countries, but now it is only in a few.

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