Monthly Archives: December 2010

Coralville sewer break sends more waste into Iowa waters

A sewer line break makes Coralville the third town in just nine days to send thousands of gallons of wastewater into Iowa’s rivers and streams. Continue reading

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Iowa EnviroLinks – December 31, 2010

Here’s a look at some more environmental headlines from around Iowa and the United States:

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Garner nets EPA grant for Sewer Upgrades

Thanks to a $485,000 grant from the Environmental Projection Agency, the North Central Iowa town of Garner will complete a much-needed upgrade to its sewer system by Spring of 2011, according to an EPA release. The project includes replacing undersized … Continue reading

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Water quality improvement, flood mitigation among perks of finished Charles City paving project

Charles City is working to reduce future flooding in a big way. The city just put the finishing touches on a $3.9 million permeable paving project that aims to reduce chances of flooding and improve water quality, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls … Continue reading

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Plugged line in New Market sends sewage into river

A plugged sewer line in New Market has flushed thousands of gallons of wastewater into into the west fork of the One Hundred and the Two River, the Des Moines Register reports. New Market officials are working to fix the problem, … Continue reading

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Western Iowa to produce more Wind Energy

Western Iowa will soon get a wind energy boost. MidAmerican Energy announced today that it will buy 258 turbines for new wind farms in Adair, Adams, Calhoun, Cass and Marshall counties, the Des Moines Register reports. The turbines will provide electricity … Continue reading

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When extremes become the norm: this year in Iowa weather

Thanks partially to climate change, 2010 was the year the earth struck back. Weather watchers all over the world observed a series of extremes: scorching summers, bone-chilling winters, intense flooding and whiteout blizzards. Iowans observed many of those conditions firsthand. … Continue reading

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Organic Farmer Seeks Sustainable Housing in Iowa

Angela Tedesco lives sustainably, and she wants to help others follow her lead. Tedesco, a Johnston organic farmer, is looking to develop a 20-acre sustainable housing village near the Des Moines suburb of Granger, the Des Moines Register reports today. … Continue reading

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On the Radio: In Iowa, Climate Change has far Reach

Listen to this week’s radio segment on some of the less talked about affects of climate change in Iowa. The times, they are a-changin’ in Iowa. Or at least the weather patterns are. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. Researchers … Continue reading

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Looking “Beyond Organic”

Are you a health-conscious consumer?  If so, be sure to check out this piece from about the evolution of the organic food industry and a growing trend of farmers who say their methods go “beyond organic.” For nearly a … Continue reading

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