Author Archives: Josh Quinnett

On the Radio: ISU’s BioBus Club uses vegetable oil to create fuel for local buses


Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment discusses the BioBus Club at Iowa State University. Iowa State University’s BioBus Club recycles vegetable oil into biodiesel fuel. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

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On the Radio: Iowa City businesses use composting to reduce waste


Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment discusses the efforts of Iowa City businesses to reduce waste through composting. Businesses in and around Iowa City are using composting to reduce their impact on the … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Green Iowa AmeriCorps offers home energy audits


Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment discusses  free home energy assessments offered by Green Iowa AmeriCorps. Find out how energy efficient your home is at no cost. This is the Iowa Environmental … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Iowa senate considers feed-in tariffs


Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment discusses a bill to establish a statewide feed-in tariff. A proposed bill could add incentives for farmer-owned wind installations. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. The Iowa … Continue reading

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On the Radio: UI Hospitals and Clinics decrease cafeteria waste


Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment discusses the addition of compost bins to cafeterias at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are improving sustainability by … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Warmer temperatures linked to increased rainfall


Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment discusses the connection between warmer temperatures and increased rainfall. A University of Iowa study shows an increase in heavy rainfall is connected to increased temperatures in the … Continue reading

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On the Radio: UI exceeds expectations with green construction


Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment discusses the University of Iowa’s commitment to LEED certification. The University of Iowa is keeping the environment in mind as it adds new buildings to campus. This … Continue reading

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CGRER Research Focus – Kajsa Dalrymple


Kajsa Dalrymple, an assistant professor in the University of Iowa’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, explains her research on communicating with the public about water sustainability issues. Dalrymple is one of ten new faculty members hired at the University … Continue reading

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On the Radio: The drought’s environmental benefits


Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment discusses the benefits of last year’s drought. This past year’s drought actually had some benefits for Iowa’s environment. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

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On the Radio: Legislators propose radon testing in Iowa’s schools


Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment discusses a proposed bill that would address radon contamination in Iowa’s schools. Iowa legislators want to reduce the radon risk in our state’s schools. This is the … Continue reading

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