Shahzeen Attari

Indiana University researchers will study the reasons Americans are confused about energy use in daily tasks. The IU team will then develop an online tool designed to correct those misperceptions. Given the growing challenges of climate change, energy conservation strategies are sorely needed to stabilize carbon dioxide concentration. Although individual behaviors may be less important […]

Americans are content to take easy steps toward energy conservation but want others to make the major lifestyle changes that will slow climate change, according to new Indiana University research. The researchers posed two questions in scientific online surveys: In your opinion, what is the single most effective thing that you could do to use […]

Don’t rush to flush

June 15, 2015

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“If it’s yellow, let it mellow” has been a household refrain for years, but few Americans have adopted the practice. New research from Indiana University Bloomington shows that flushing less often could significantly reduce household water usage, but disgust and contamination concerns keep Americans reaching for the handle. Most people still flush every time they […]

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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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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 […]