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Are shoppers getting their money's worth when they choose a salmon filet wearing an eco-sticker?

A study released this week by the University of Victoria's Seafood Ecology Research Group found that most eco-labels on farmed seafood don't reflect better fish farming practices than other products on the market.

The city of Lafayette has collected nearly $3-million in storm water fees over the past year-and-a-half.

The money will be used for studies and projects to collect runoff, specifically into the Wabash River.

Comptroller Mike Jones says some work has already begun including staffing, purchasing equipment, and surveillance.

He says the amount collected would have been greater but the city offered a 20-percent reduced rate during the first six months.

Jones says that was to help ease the fee into place.

The Debate Over the Newport Chemical Depot

Aug 30, 2011

Walking around the Newport Chemical Depot is pretty mundane.  There isn’t much to see outside of a few abandon buildings.  Some of them look unkempt and shoddy while a few others could be serviceable with a paint job and some cleaning.

In some areas the grass and weeds reach hip-high and the only noises that can be heard are birds chirping and the wind blowing.

The seven-thousand-acre development in Vermillion County that was once the home to U-S Army production facilities is now desolate, but Jack Fenoglio believes that can change.

Purdue is forming a joint research partnership with a Chinese university.

Officials with Purdue's Energy Center and the Center for Environment and Zhejiang University formalized creation of the Clean Energy Research Initiative this morning.

Energy Center director Maureen McCann says the effort will focus on advancing clean energy technologies, specifically biomass and coal.

She says the partnership will include student and faculty exchanges, workshops and other educational programs.

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