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Category Archives: Water quality
An expert panel at the National Academy of Sciences is calling for an early warning system to alert us to abrupt and potentially catastrophic events triggered by climate change. The committee says science can anticipate some major changes to the Earth … Continue reading
This week’s On the Radio segment covers the benefits of urban wetland projects. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.
AP – The Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria’s deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly 700-foot, U.S. government-owned ship. The plan would involve destroying the weapons, likely aboard the MV Cape Ray in the … Continue reading
A towboat filled with thousands of gallons of diesel fuel struck a submerged object and sank on the Mississippi River on Monday. The Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency and local emergency crews responded, shutting down an eight-mile stretch of … Continue reading
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) – An environmental advocacy group says it is delivering a petition with 5,000 names to the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission insisting the state crack down on water pollution that comes from large livestock farms. Iowa Citizens for … Continue reading
This week’s On the Radio segment covers the Audubon certification received by the Lake Rathbun Golf Course. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.
This week’s On the Radio segment covers the Iowa Climate Statement 2013: A Rising Challenge to Iowa Agriculture. Listen to the audio below or continue reading for the transcript.
(AP)- Dina Cappiello and Matt Apuzzo explore the issues behind the ethanol debate, and tackle controversial issues, with a focus on Iowa. Follow this link to read the full article on Gazettnet.com.
This week’s On the Radio segment covers the behaviors of certain steroids in bodies of water. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.
Constructed wetlands can help Iowa cities and towns manage storm runoff from both farm fields and new development sites, according to researchers who looked at the opportunities offered by urban wetland projects.