environment http://nipr.fm en U.N. Report Predicts More Midwest Floods Due to Climate Change http://nipr.fm/post/un-report-predicts-more-midwest-floods-due-climate-change <p></p><p>The Midwest is likely to experience more flash floods because of climate change. That’s one of the takeaways from the <a href="http://www.ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/">United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report</a> released Monday. That could affect how cities think about their infrastructure and how farmers manage their crops.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Research indicates Indiana and other Midwestern states may not see more rainfall—it will just come in shorter, more intense bursts.</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:36:49 +0000 Gretchen Frazee 28441 at http://nipr.fm U.N. Report Predicts More Midwest Floods Due to Climate Change Environmental Rulemaking Bill Halted http://nipr.fm/post/environmental-rulemaking-bill-halted <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The Senate Environmental Affairs chairman halted the progress of a bill aimed at handcuffing state&nbsp;&nbsp;regulators from enacting environmental standards stricter than the federal government’s.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:45:15 +0000 Brandon Smith 26995 at http://nipr.fm State conservation leaders explore major changes http://nipr.fm/post/state-conservation-leaders-explore-major-changes <p></p><p>Indiana’s soil and water conservation leaders are exploring significant changes to the funding and organization of the state’s conservation efforts.</p><p>The Conservation Beyond 2016 Task Force was created several months ago in response to what it says were concerns over drops in conservation district funding. &nbsp;</p><p>Much of the money comes from counties.&nbsp; But over the last four years, funding has stagnated or decreased in more than 40% of Hoosier counties.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:01:50 +0000 Brandon Smith 2674 at http://nipr.fm State conservation leaders explore major changes