Monthly Archives: October 2011

Iowa Public Radio receives EPA grant


Last Thursday, the EPA awarded $25,308 to Iowa Public Broadcasting. They will use this money to help instruct 100 middle school science teachers.

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On the Radio: UI to adopt wind energy education program


 Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below.  It discusses a new educational oppertunity that the University of Iowa is creating to assist in wind energy development.  With the help of a recent grant, the University of Iowa … Continue reading

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New Pioneer Food Co-op turns 40


Iowa City’s New Pioneer Food Co-op is celebrating a major milestone. The co-op has now been around for 40 years. Their success is attributed to their member-focused style of business. Anyone who signs up for the co-op has the opportunity … Continue reading

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Wind energy installation numbers on the rise


The American Wind Energy Association released numbers yesterday that indicated wind farm installs are continuing to grow. Read more from Reuters below: The U.S. wind industry installed just over 1,200 megawatts (MW) of wind power in the third quarter, and … Continue reading

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UI hosts first “Telling Your Research Story” seminar


Last Thursday the Center For Global and Regional Environmental Research helped sponsor a communication seminar entitled “Telling Your Research Story.” The event took place on the University of Iowa campus, and encouraged faculty members to discuss issues and solutions to … Continue reading

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Arsenic in Iowa groundwater to be discussed


Arsenic was recently found in almost half of Iowa’s private well water.  So the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a conference to educate and assist those interested. Read more from the DNR below: Information and help are available … Continue reading

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Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center set for early 2012 completion


Construction continues to press-on for the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center. The center, located near Camanche, IA, is scheduled for a February completion. It will house an aquarium, reptiles and amphibians found on the Mississippi, information on river history and … Continue reading

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On the Radio: New Iowa City recycling center takes green construction to new levels


Listen to our latest radio segment here.  It features the efforts of our latest sustainable community – Iowa City.  You can also read the transcript below. With considerable attention to details including the use of waterless urinals, a new Iowa … Continue reading

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Iowa is now the 11th most energy-efficient state


Iowa moved up from the 12th most energy efficient state to 11th over this past year. These rankings come from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Six criteria are used to rank the states: transportation, government initiative, spending and … Continue reading

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Weather continues to impact Iowa pheasant population


Pheasants were once found in abundance across Iowa’s landscape, but if new weather trends continue their numbers will continue to dwindle. Read more from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources below: An extra inch or two of spring rain. A … Continue reading

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