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- MIT engineers discover way to create efficient solar panels using lead recycled from car batteries
- University of Iowa hosts international conference about environmental contamination
- Solar power use in Iowa expected to grow
- Construction begins on Iowa's second-largest hydroelectric plant
- Iowa's largest solar farm opens in Kalona
- University of Minnesota research shows grassland-to-cropland conversion is contributing to groundwater contamination
- On the Radio: Superweed spreads into Iowa fields
- Construction begins on $80M hog-waste-to-energy facility in Missouri
- Treynor notches water quality honor
- Large solar energy project proposed for Mitchell County in northern Iowa
Iowa Climate Statement 2013: A Rising Challenge to Iowa Agriculture
Monthly Archives: April 2011
Air quality varies across the rest of Iowa, according to American Lung Association report Quad Cities residents can’t quite breathe easy. That’s because their region ranks 25th in short-term particle pollution – a phenomenon, which increases their risk of heart attacks, … Continue reading
The UI’s Iowa Memorial Union look a little greener this weekend. From Thursday to Sunday it will play host to the 2011 Iowa Renewable Energy Association Symposium and Exposition – the only event of its kind in the state.
Iowa will pay heavily – either now or later – for the effects of climate change, according to a new report from the American Security Project, a nonprofit, bipartisan research organization. The conclusions of the Washington D.C.-based organization largely echo … Continue reading
After long-lasting violations, city to prevent future sewer overflows, make other upgrades The City of Dubuque has agreed to pay a $205,000 civil penalty and spend an additional $3 million on improvements to its water pollution control plant and sewer … Continue reading
Listen to this week’s radio segment on Windsor Heights and its plans for sustainability. Just north of West Des Moines sits Windsor Heights – a small city brimming with ideas for cleaner, healthier living. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus … Continue reading
Happy Earth Day! Here’s a look at what state and national news organizations are reporting on this environmental holiday in its 41st year.
Quicker predictions will help officials protect public health In the Southern Hemisphere, the months of April, May and June mark the transition from summer to winter and usher in masses of stagnant air that often give rise to urban air … Continue reading
This work by Midwest Energy News is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License. By Kevin Dobbs Midwest farmers – and the land on which they rely – have prospered in recent years, even as the U.S. endured a financial … Continue reading
On April 11, a 3-1/4-inch blue sucker – true to its name – took a Johnson County fisherman’s bait. That sucker became the largest fish of its kind caught in Iowa. The fish, caught by Steven Jones, weighed in at … Continue reading
Blue birding-loving Iowans are in luck this weekend. On April 23, Story County Conservation and Iowa Bluebird Conservationists are hosting a bluebird conference from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park.