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Did climate change kill this Hoosier butterfly?

PORTER – A 1-inch butterfly in a strip of oak forest along Indiana's Lake Michigan shore might be a global-warming harbinger of sorts. The federally endangered Karner blue butterfly has been struggling to survive in its southern-most habitat, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Now, researchers who study the butterfly believe...

Research showing cover crops work

The University of Notre Dame is conducting research looking at using cover crops to prevent nutrient loss. Jennifer Tank, Professor of Biology at Notre Dame says the research project being conducted in a 3,000 acre watershed in Kosciusko County Indiana is showing significant reductions. “30 percent decline in nitrate, 50...