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Research by Indiana University Bloomington scientists finds that soil may be a significant and underappreciated source of nitrous acid, a chemical that plays a pivotal role in atmospheric processes such as the formation of smog and determining the lifetime of greenhouse gases. The study shows for the first time that the surface acidity of common […]

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Nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping support public schools have grown dramatically over the past two decades. And they are raising a lot more money than a few years ago. But the growth hasn’t come close to offsetting the reduction in tax revenues for schools that came with the recent recession, according to a study by Indiana […]

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IU Bloomington faculty members have been awarded nearly $2.6 million for studies focused on one of the world’s most urgent problems: ensuring adequate supplies of water in the face of growing human needs and increasing climate variability. A team headed by Tom Evans, professor of geography in the College of Arts and Sciences, is splitting a $3.69 […]

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Indiana University professor Jonathan Raff has received a $649,000 award from the National Science Foundation to fund research into the chemistry of air pollution and climate impacts. The work will address uncertainties about how certain air pollutants — which are responsible for issues such as asthma, low visibility and climate change effects — are formed […]

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Want to conserve water and save on your utility bill? A paper co-written by an Indiana University researcher and published in the journal Environment can help. “The Water Short List: The Most Effective Actions U.S. Households Can Take to Curb Water Use” describes how households can reduce water use substantially by simple actions such as […]

Evan Ringquist

May 28, 2014

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Remembering Professor Evan Ringquist, 1962-2014, prolific scholar and public policy expert

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Many Americans are confused about the best ways to conserve water and have a slippery grasp on how much water different activities use, according to a national online survey conducted by an Indiana University researcher. Experts say the best strategy for conserving water is to focus on efficiency improvements such as replacing toilets and retrofitting […]

2014 Olympics

January 21, 2014

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With the 22nd Winter Olympic Games approaching, IU faculty bring their expertise to bear on topics from altitude’s impact to the threat of terrorism.

Models for Enabling Continuous Reconfigurability of Secure Missions, a five-year, $23.2 million cooperative agreement, will form a collaborative research alliance consisting of Indiana University, Penn State, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California Davis, University of California Riverside, and the Army Research Laboratory. The aim of the alliance is to create a science to detect and […]

In a forthcoming article, Matthew Baggetta and his co-authors observe that the more time leaders spend in meetings, the less time they are willing to give to the organization. Those of us who have spent any time in the adult working world might be tempted to say, “Duh.” But Baggetta and his co-authors Hahrie Han and […]