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Indiana University, EPA to study airborne PCBs

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The elevated PCB levels in U.S. lakes and rivers that led to hundreds of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fish consumption advisories in 2003 may be the result of not only the toxin's persistence underground but also its diffusion through the air....... To investigate the phenomenon, the EPA announced today (Sept. 27) that it would continue its collaboration with Indiana...

As informatics grows, Indiana University helps set 'research agenda'

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- As an academic field, it's still very young. But informatics -- the study of information technology and its use -- has already had a palpable effect on people's lives. ... ..."In recent decades, technology has so enhanced our ability to gather data that the sheer volume of data now outstrips our capacity to deal with it," said Indiana University School of Informatics Dean J....

World's largest scientific society convenes regional meeting June 2-4 in Indianapolis

... ...More than 460 research papers will be presented at the 36 Central regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, in Indianapolis, June 2-4. Approximately 800 scientists are expected to attend the meeting on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. Topics of interest to the public include:...... ... ...... ...... Chemi...

First descriptions of Indiana bat maternity roosts in the southern US

In the June 30 issue of Southeastern Naturalist, USDA Forest Service (FS) and Tennessee Technological University (TTU) researchers provide the first descriptions of Indiana bat maternity habitat in the southeastern United States. Susan Loeb, project leader of the FS Southern Research Station (SRS) unit in Clemson, SC, co-authored the article with TTU's Dr. Michael Harvey and Eric Britzke. ... ......

Indiana University to become NASA base for space biology studies

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Bloomington will soon be the headquarters of one of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's new Astrobiology Institute "lead teams," which are research institutes working on projects related to the search for life beyond Earth.... ...Based at IU and involving 18 scientists from eight research institutions, the new Indiana-Princeton-Tennessee Ast...

Purdue, Indiana universities collaborate for better medicine

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue University and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have launched a collaboration to increase knowledge of diseases and develop better treatments for humans and animals.... ...Scientists from Purdue's schools of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine and the IU School of Medicine are initiating the Program of Comparative Medicine through a $2 million, two...

Largest grant ever to Indiana U fuels Genomics Initiative

. $105 million grant from Lilly Endowment to IU fuels Indiana Genomics.Initiative. . .INDIANAPOLIS -- A $105 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. has positioned Indiana University to take a commanding.role in the promising field of genomics research. This is the largest single grant ever received by the university and the largest.single gift ever awarded by the Lilly Endowment.. .The Indiana...

By all measurements -- Indiana's forests are growing

.The report card is in and the news is very good. Whether you measure acres of forestland, number of trees, or net growth, Indiana's forests are expanding.. .Tom Schmidt, Research Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service North Central Research Station explained, "the area of timberland in Indiana has been steadily increasing since the 1960's and now covers 19 percent of Indiana. In fact, a half-...

Purdue helps Indiana companies with pollution dilemma

. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Engineers at Purdue University have shown in.preliminary findings that pollution associated with several key Indiana.industries could be reduced by more than 40 percent through an employee-training.program.. . The research is part of an effort to help companies comply with federal.environmental guidelines for emissions of styrene, a chemical compound used to.mak...

Water Quality In Indiana's White River Basin Affected By Urban And Agricultural Activities

. Water quality in the White River Basin is impacted by urban and .agricultural activities, according to the results of a five-year .investigation by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the .Interior. . A variety of pesticides used for agricultural or urban uses were commonly .found in streams throughout the White River Basin. In contrast, only a .few pesticides were found in ground...
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