Category Archives: Air Quality

On the Radio: Carbon emission reductions under the Clean Power Plan


This week’s On the Radio segment looks at how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan will reduce carbon emissions in Iowa and across the country. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript. Transcript: Clean Power Plan … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Clean Power Plan health benefits


This week’s On the Radio segment looks at the potential health benefits of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript. Transcript: Clean Power Plan health benefits Thousands of lives and … Continue reading

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New analysis spells out risks of climate change on Midwest business


An extensive risk analysis report released Tuesday outlines what a warmer climate could mean for U.S. private and public sectors, with significant shifts in store for the Midwest. The report was released by the Risky Business Project, an effort to … Continue reading

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New climate plan asks for cooperation from states


A new plan proposed by President Obama to cut carbon pollution will rely on states to set and meet their own emissions standards. The plan aims to “cut carbon pollution from power plans by 30 percent from 2005 levels by … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report


This week’s On the Radio segment explores the findings of the IPCC’s research into climate change, and what the future holds. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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What Iowans can do to prepare for climate change


Focusing on farming, soil management, and wind energy, this piece by the Des Moines Register goes into three things that Iowans can do to better prepare for, and reduce the impact of climate change.

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Iowa’s Air Quality


A recent University of Iowa study reports air quality statewide falls within federal cleanliness standards.

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On the Radio: GPC of Muscatine facing lawsuit over environmental violations


  This week’s On the Radio segment covers the state lawsuit against GPC of Muscatine for their environmental violations. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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Iowa Senate panel approves solar energy tax credit boost


A bill that increases available state money to encourage installation of solar power systems in Iowa has passed a Senate committee and moves forward to the full Senate.

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Iowa DNR taking applications for Environmental Excellence Awards


Applications are now being taken for this year’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards. The awards are considered the state’s premier honors to recognize leadership and innovation in the protection of Iowa’s water, land and air. To learn more, head over to … Continue reading

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