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About cgrer

The Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research - a state-funded environmental institute at the University of Iowa.

On the Radio: Declining bee population hurts Iowa and nation


Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment discusses Colony Collapse Disorder, a phenomenon that threatens Iowa’s bee population.

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On the Radio: Iowa universities receive major energy research grant


Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below.  This week’s piece features a National Science Foundation grant that was awarded to Iowa’s three regent universities. Iowa’s renewable energy research is about to reach a new level thanks … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Volunteers clean up Iowa River


Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below.  It features a group of eastern Iowa volunteers who cleaned up the Iowa River earlier this fall. The Iowa River is one of the most polluted waterways in the … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Go green this holiday season


Check out this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below.  It discusses ways to cut waste during the upcoming holidays. This Thanksgiving, go green for the environment! This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. On Thanksgiving, and through the rest … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Decorah highlights sustainable living


Check out this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below.  It features our latest sustainble city – Decorah. Did you know you can make compost out of worm waste? Many residents in Decorah know it after the third annual … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Lead shot – Better hunting at greater costs


Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below.  It discusses the use of lead shot during Iowa’s dove hunting season. Many hunters view the use of lead shot pellets as part of tradition, but this tradition is … Continue reading

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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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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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On the Radio: Cedar Rapids exchanges costumes for a healthier environment


Listen to this week’s radio segment here.  It discusses a way Cedar Rapids residents helped eliminate waste this Halloween.  You can also read the transcript below: Halloween isn’t just a spooky time for people, it’s a spooky time for the … Continue reading

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On the Radio: West Nile virus continues past summer


Check out this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below.  It reminds listeners to be wary of West Nile virus into October. The summer is gone, but Iowans shouldn’t put away their mosquito repellant just yet.

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