Category Archives: Climate

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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US reaches $5.15 billon environmental settlement


The federal government has recently reached a $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the largest ever for environmental contamination, to settle claims related to the cleanup of thousands of sites tainted with hazardous chemicals for decades. The bulk of the … Continue reading

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IPCC issues 2014 Climate Change Report


This year’s climate change report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the impacts from climate change are already occurring. With over 300 authors from 70 countries, this report is a worldwide scientific collaboration. They state that world … Continue reading

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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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On the Radio: Iowa State University earns LEED certification


This week’s On the Radio segment covers Iowa State University’s achievements in environmentally focused building design. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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Frigid weather threatens Decorah eagle eggs


This winter’s polar vortex is expected to generate subzero low temperatures and daytime temperatures hovering around ten degrees for over a week, threatening the Decorah eagle’s eggs. The pair laid their first egg on Sunday and more are expected to … Continue reading

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Iowa set E85 sales record in 2013


  According to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), total E85 sales in 2013 reached 10,854,117 gallons, up nearly 20 percent from 2012 and an increase of more than 130,000 gallons from the previous record in 2011. The sales figures were reported … Continue reading

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EVENT: UI Biomass Fuel Project meeting on plant invasive risk


    Dr. Jacob Barney from Virginia Tech University will be at the University Capital Centre to talk about the management of risk related to plants in general, and specifically speak to the planned use of dedicated energy crops to support … Continue reading

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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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On the Radio: Iowa’s solar energy future is looking bright


This week’s On the Radio segment covers a new report released by the Iowa Environmental Council that supports the growth of solar energy in Iowa. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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