Environment

Everyone who has a common interest in Mother Earth is aware of Earth Day and more than likely hip to the strained relationship between politics and…

Almost a year ago, President Obama announced that his administration would embark on an ambitious initiative he called “My Brother’s Keeper.” The intention was to get…

Growing up, AmaRece Davis (pictured) didn’t have the most-positive outlook. In fact, it was the same outlook as most of the young men in Homewood,…

Indiana and Indianapolis are dependent on creating their electric power by using power plants that burn coal. Unfortunately coal use increases air pollution and increases global warming and negatively impacts the environment.  Appearing on Afternoons with Amos, Mary Anne Hitt of the Sierra Club talked about why Indiana and Indianapolis needs to cut its ties […]

Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) is planning to spend just over a half billion dollars, $511 million, to clean up the air around two major coal burning electric generating power plants. One is in Petersburg, in Pike County in southwest Indiana. The other in on south Harding Street, near I-465 in Indianapolis. IPL says the […]

NEW YORK — In 1962, when New York city planners first proposed a sewage treatment plant for the residents and businesses of Manhattan’s West Side, they picked a spot on the Hudson River around 72nd Street. The neighborhood, however, was well on its way to becoming what it is today — the white, upper middle […]

HARLEM — New York City may be forced to dump untreated sewage into the Hudson River after a four-alarm fire erupted on Wednesday at a waste treatment plant on 135th street in Harlem. The fire created a 30-foot plume by noon and burned for three hours, sending employees running out of the plant. Thousands were […]

The time from Thanksgiving (November 27) through Christmas (December 25) is one of the most pollution producing times in our country. During this time we eat more, we spend more, and use more paper & electricity than we do during the year. Here’s some tips on how you can make your holiday festivities fun and […]