Monthly Archives: October 2010

A quick look behind the Focus


On Tuesday, the Iowa Environmental Focus recorded a few more radio spots. I took along a camera in an attempt to capture the highly-professionalized magic.

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Addressing climate change: from science to culture


Check out this thought-provoking post on the New York Times environmental blog about how best to hammer home the evident need for society to act on climate change: It may seem far-fetched to compare the resistance to action on climate … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Craig Just and sustainability


Check out this Daily Iowan profile on UI Professor Craig Just and his focus on sustainability: Craig Just has not only raised awareness about sustainability in Iowa City, he’s also reached the small villages of Ghana. Just, a University of … Continue reading

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UI to announce sustainability goals Friday


UI President Sally Mason will make a speech about the university’s sustainability priorities on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sue Beckwith, M.D., Boathouse, according to a UI News Services release. Mason will cover sustainability plans for the next decade in her remarks.  Afterwards, … Continue reading

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Des Moines Register: Vote yes on conservation


Check out the Des Moines Register’s editorial on the Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy Amendment. Voting is done alone in a booth. It’s personal. Ideally, when you mark boxes on a ballot, you should be expressing your priorities, values and … Continue reading

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How Clean are Iowa’s Waters?


The answer to the question posed above is “not very” at best, and “filthy” at worst. Much of Iowa’s water pollution comes from farm runoff like fertilizers and herbicides. Check out this harrowing map of data compiled by the New … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Helping the World to Breathe


Listen to this week’s radio segment – a tid bit about an especially cool CGRER research project in Delhi, India: Thanks to a group of Iowa researchers, thousands of athletes in India were able to breathe a bit easier. This … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Preventing Future Flood Damage


Listen to our newest segment about the innovative research at the Iowa Flood Center. We can’t completely stop floods, but we can work to limit their damage. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. Researchers at the new Iowa Flood Center … Continue reading

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CGRER’s Craig Just nets sustainability grant


From University of Iowa News Services: A University of Iowa engineer is teaming up with Columbia University and the National Geographic Society to educate thousands of students in sustainability concepts by establishing living-learning communities at large, public universities across the … Continue reading

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UI faculty headed to Gulf Coast to study oil spill effects


From University of Iowa News Services: During the next few weeks, the University of Iowa Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering will bid a temporary farewell to professor Thanos Papanicolaou and two other research staff members. … Continue reading

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