Category Archives: News

Can we achieve a sustainable economy?


Aaron Strong, an assistant professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa, hosted a discussion yesterday about the changing the structure of our economy to emphasize sustainability. Professor Strong acknowledged that while the idea of sustainability is … Continue reading

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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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UI Biomass Fuel Project


The University of Iowa is approaching its 2020 sustainability goals, one acre at a time. The UI Sustainability Office is moving forward to have 40% of burned fuels be renewable.

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Event: Iowa Climate Festival


The University of Iowa welcomes you to join us on April 26, 2014 at the Museum of Natural History in Iowa City, IA for the Iowa Climate Festival. All events are free and open to the public.  For free registration and more details, … Continue reading

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April is Earth Month!


The University of Iowa Office of Sustainability teamed up with UI faculty, staff, and student organizations to host a variety of events in April to celebrate Earth Month. Events include a Sustainability Festival, a Reusable Bag Campaign, and an Iowa … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Water Quality Research


This week’s On the Radio segment covers water quality research being done at the University of Iowa. 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 Soybean Association urges review of EPA proposal


A proposed rule released this week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clarifying its jurisdiction over waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act deserves a thorough review and farmer input, says the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA).

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On the Radio: Water Communication Research


  This week’s On the Radio  segment covers research being done at the University of Iowa that explores how water quality issues are being covered in the media. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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