On the Radio

The Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa

The Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research is partnering with Iowa radio stations to air a new radio segment called Iowa Environmental Focus. Each week, we distribute 1-2 minute clips with information about Iowa’s environment.

Jerry Schnoor

Narrated by Jerry Schnoor, CGRER’s co-founder and co-director, the segments cover air and water quality, climate change, extreme weather, sustainable communities, green energy and more – all with an Iowa focus.

If you would like to receive our weekly radio spots at your personal e-mail address, please contact us at iowaenvironmentalfocus@uiowa.edu.

To hear them, you can click the links in the archive below, or tune into radio stations across the state.

 

April 21, 2014

 

Western Corn Rootworm Resistance (1:08)
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April 14, 2014

GPC of Muscatine (1:01)
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April 7, 2014

Water Quality Research (0:56)
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March 31, 2014

Water Communication Research (1:09)
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March 24, 2014

Farm Bill (1:13)
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March 17, 2014

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Protest (1:12)
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March 10, 2014

Iowa State University Earns Silver LEED Certification (1:14)
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March 3, 2014

Iowa Policy Project Report (1:16)
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February 24, 2014

Water Quality Monitoring Contract (1:08)
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February 17, 2014

Review of Oil Carrying Trains (1:08)
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February 10, 2014

Iowa’s Solar Energy Future Looking Bright (1:05)
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February 3, 2014

USDA’s Attention to New Seeds (1:15)
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January 27, 2014

Emerald Ash Borer (1:15)
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January 20, 2014

Conservation Program Enrollments (1:19)
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January 13, 2014

Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (1:14)
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January 6, 2014

New Facebook Data Center (0:56)
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December 30, 2013

Iowa Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard 2013 (1:16)
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December 23, 2013

Wind Energy Report (1:15)
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December 16, 2013

EPA Funding for Diesel Engines (1:07)
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December 9, 2013

Fueling our Future (1:21)
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December 2, 2013

Urban Wetland Projects (1:00)
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November 25, 2013

Ecovative coming to Cedar Rapids (1:23)
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November 17, 2013

Lake Rathbun Golf course a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary (1:07)
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November 11, 2013

Iowa Climate Statement 2013 (1:24)
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November 3, 2013

Steroids in Water (1:26)
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October 28, 2013

Livestock Farm Oversight Increase (1:16)
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October 21, 2013

The Dead Zone (1:16)
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October 14, 2013

Keytone XL Pipeline Protests  (1:22)
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October 7, 2013

Green Jobs in Iowa (1:20)
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September 30, 2013

Cover Crops Work (1:23)
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September 23, 2013

Funds for Water Quality Practices (1:20)
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September 16, 2013

EPA Releases New Pesticide Labels (1:13)
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September 9, 2013

University of Iowa’s Miscanthus Grass Planting (1:13)
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September 2, 2013

Maquoketa River Revamp (1:13)
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August 26, 2013

Master River Steward Program (0:53)
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August 19, 2013

University of Iowa Air Quality Grant (1:12)
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August 12, 2013

White-nose Syndrome in Maquoketa Caves (1:19)
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August 5, 2013

Iowa Mitigation Board Funding (1:02)
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July 29, 2013

Des Moines Water Works Safety (1:22)
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July 22, 2013

Algea Blooms in Iowa (1:09)
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July 15, 2013

MidAmerican Will Not Build a New Power Plant (0:49)
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July 8, 2013

Iowa upgrades flood control strategies. (1:05)
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June 24, 2013

EPA grants Iowa cities help to clean up brownfield areas. (0:39)
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June 17, 2013

MidAmerican Energy has big wind plans for Iowa (0:56)
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June 10, 2013

The IFloodS project aims to better predict flooding in Iowa (0:55)
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June 3, 2013

Fifth-year anniversary of the 2008 floods brings community events (1:02)
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May 27th, 2013

Students take part in Iowa Renewable Energy Conference
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May 13th, 2013

ISU’s BioBus Club uses vegetable oil to create fuel for local buses (1:05)
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May 6th, 2013
Iowa City businesses use composting to reduce waste (:57)
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April 29th, 2013
Green Iowa AmeriCorps offers home energy audits (1:01)
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April 22nd, 2013
Iowa senate considers feed-in tariffs (:57)
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April 15th, 2013
UI Hospitals and Clinics decrease cafeteria waste (1:03)
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April 8th, 2013
Warmer temperatures linked to increased rainfall (:57)
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April 1st, 2013
UI exceeds expectations with green construction (1:05)
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March 25th, 2013
The drought’s environmental benefits (1:02)
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March 18th, 2013
Legislators propose radon testing in Iowa’s schools (:51)
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March 11th, 2013
University of Iowa adds new hydration stations (1:02)
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March 4th, 2013
Iowa State University adds new wind turbine (:55)
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February 25th, 2013
EPA confirms rootworm resistant to Monsanto insecticide (1:00)
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February 18th, 2013
Visitation increases at Iowa’s state parks (:57)
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February 11th, 2013
University of Iowa uses local pine trees as biofuel (:54)
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February 4th, 2013
Sierra Club complaint leads to cleaner air in Iowa (1:00)
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January 28th, 2013
Governor proposes plan to reduce dead zone (:57)
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January 21st, 2013
No plastic bag ban for Iowa City (:55)
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January 14th, 2013
Drake University aims to become a more sustainable campus (1:08)
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January 1st, 2013
No plastic bag ban for Iowa City (1:01)
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December 31, 2012
Railway plans stalled (1:06)
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December 17, 2012
Green your holidays (1:04)
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December 10, 2012
EPA may take over Iowa’s waterway protection (1:08)
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December 3, 2012
Iowa scientists release new climate statement (1:05)
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November 26, 2012
ISU professor converts ethanol waste to animal feed (:59)
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November 19, 2012
Radon a risk in Iowa schools (1:04)
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November 12, 2012
Coe College reduces environmental impact on-campus (:56)
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November 5, 2012
Tim Dwight pushes for solar power at UI (:57)
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October 29, 2012
Genetically modified crops affect monarch butterfly populations (1:02)
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October 22, 2012
Tailgating impacts environment at UI (1:05)
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October 15, 2012
UI increases recycling at Kinnick Stadium (1:01)
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October 8, 2012
ISU’s Printing an Copy Services strives for sustainability (1:02)
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October 1, 2012
Poisonous fungus threatens corn crop (1:05)
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September 24, 2012
Alliant chooses natural gas over coal (1:00)
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September 17, 2012
Drought leads to questions about ethanol subsidies (1:01)
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September 10, 2012
Presidential candidates torn over wind energy tax credits (1:05)
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September 3, 2012
Luther College reduces carbon footprint with solar energy (1:01)
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August 27, 2012
UI students help make local homes more eco-friendly (1:02)
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August 20, 2012
Big Ten professors link extreme weather to climate change (1:00)
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August 13, 2012
UI researchers create improved pollution model for Santiago (:56)
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August 6, 2012
UI goes green with new residence hall (:58)
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August 6, 2012
UI goes green with new residence hall (:58)
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July 30, 2012
Dubuque benefits from renewable energy map (1:16)
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July 23, 2012
Extreme drought hurts Iowa’s farmers (1:16)
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July 16, 2012
Fungal detection means new precautions at Maquoketa Caves (:58)
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July 9, 2012
University of Iowa utilizes biomass for energy needs (1:01)
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July 2, 2012
Prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (:57)
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June 25, 2012
University of Iowa celebrates progress in flood awareness (1:03)
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June 18, 2012
Simple water conservation tips (1:12)
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June 11, 2012
Pocahontas Iowa changes lights to help the environment (1:07)
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June 4, 2012
Iowans cut down on bottled water use  (1:07)
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May 28, 2012
Iowa organizations work to reduce flooding risks  (1:05)
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May 21, 2012
Leave the baby animals alone.  (:53)
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May 14, 2012
Cedar Rapids strives for a cleaner city.  (1:12)
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May 7, 2012
Experience Iowa’s natural beauty through geocaching.  (1:01)
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April 30, 2012
Roundup may present danger to Iowa’s environment (1:00)
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April 23, 2012
Kirkwood’s campus gets greener (1:06)
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April 16, 2012
Warmest March on record alters Iowa’s environment (1:02)
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April 9, 2012
Car sharing helps reduce Iowa’s fuel consumption (:59)
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April 2, 2012
Benefits of cycling in Iowa (1:11)
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March 26, 2012
Iowa’s scientists ask legislators to acknowledge climate change (:58)
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March 19, 2012
Charles City named Iowa “River Town of the Year” (1:10)
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March 12, 2012
Experience Iowa’s natural beauty through hiking (1:08)
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March 5, 2012
Chronic wasting disease could reach Iowa’s deer (1:08)
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February 27, 2012
Our national bird’s troubled history (1:06)
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February 20, 2012
Understanding climate change (1:10)
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February 13, 2012
Environmentally friendly spring cleaning (1:06)
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February 6, 2012
Environmental E-waste disposal (1:07)
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January 30, 2012
Safety tips for winter ice activities (1:00)
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January 23, 2012
Environmental winter driving tips (1:03)
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January 16, 2012
Butterfly species sees sharp population decline in Iowa (:54)
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January 9, 2012
DNR works to reduce school bus pollution (1:01)
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January 2, 2012
Extreme weather causes decline in Iowa’s pheasant population (:59)
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December 26, 2011
Helping our ecosystems with fire (:59)
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December 19, 2011
Using vacation time to save energy (1:04)
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December 12, 2011
Declining bee population hurts Iowa and nation (1:05)
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December 5, 2011
Iowa universities receive major energy research grant (0:58)
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November 28, 2011
Volunteers clean up Iowa River (0:58)
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November 21, 2011
Go green this holiday season (1:01)
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November 14, 2011
Decorah highlights sustainable living (0:58)
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November 7, 2011
Lead shot – Better hunting at greater cost (1:04)
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October 31, 2011
UI to adopt wind energy education program (1:00)
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October 24, 2011
New Iowa City recycling center takes green construction to new levels (1:05)
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October 17, 2011
Cedar Rapids exchanges costumes for a healthier environment (1:01)
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October 10, 2011
West Nile virus risk continues past summer (1:00)
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October 3, 2011
High radon risk for energy efficient homes (1:00)
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September 26, 2011
Taking the odor out of pig farms (0:58)
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September 19, 2011
Le Mars sets recycling standard for Iowa (1:05)
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September 12, 2011
Increasing an understanding of erosion (0:59)
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September 6, 2011
Regent universities awarded for environmental contributions (1:04)
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August 29, 2011
UI center finds contaminents in Iowa’s well water (1:02)
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August 22, 2011
Iowa bat population at risk (1:08)
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August 15, 2011
Kwik Trip helps electric car owners (1:00)
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August 8, 2011
New mapping system prepares Iowans for floods (1:00)
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August 1, 2011
Iowa could lose crucial flood aid tools (1:03)
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July 25, 2011
Nuclear power plant surrounded by flood waters (0:59)
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July 18, 2011
UI hosts climate workshop for science teachers (1:02)
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July 11, 2011
Runoff contributes to largest dead zone in history (1:16)
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July 5, 2011
Cleaner air means more jobs for Iowans (0:55)
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June 27, 2011
Smog creates health risks for Iowans (1:20)
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June 20, 2011
Decorah – Striding toward sustainability (1:19)
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June 13, 2011
New report details cost of climate change (1:02)
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June 6, 2011
Solar industry could boost Iowa’s economy (1:00)
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May 30, 2011
UI students help communities go green (1:02)
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May 23, 2011
Woodbine – Going green, cutting costs (1:06)
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May 16, 2011
Preserving Iowa’s environment – Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (1:10)
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May 9, 2011
Using geothermal energy, West Union colors historic downtown green (1:09)
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May 2, 2011
Keeping your car and local waters clean (1:08)
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April 25, 2011
Windsor Heights keeps Iowa green (1:03)
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April 18, 2011
Iowa’s water pollution problem takes toll on marine life (1:03)
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April 11, 2011
Cedar Falls confronts future floods (0:56)
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April 4, 2011
Power plants put Iowans at risk for mercury poisoning (1:05)
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March 28, 2011
Charles City – Paving a more sustainable Iowa (0:48)
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March 21, 2011
Untilled fields mean less air pollution (0:55)
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March 14, 2011
Working to stop poaching in Iowa (0:53)
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March 7, 2011
Radon – the invisible, preventable killer (1:05)
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February 28, 2011
Despite some efforts, Iowa lags in green transportation (1:02)
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February 21, 2011
Shenandoah seeks an algae-powered Iowa (1:02)
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February 14, 2011
How will climate change impact Iowa farms? (1:00)
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February 7, 2011
Winter weather brings risk to air quality (1:06)
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January 31, 2011
Energy investments yield savings in Story County (1:03)
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January 24, 2011
Climate change and Iowa’s wood turtle (1:14)
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January 17, 2011
Floods take toll on Iowans’ health (1:17)
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January 10, 2011
Warmer temperatures send wildlife north (1:08)
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January 3, 2011
Iowa’s runoff creates Gulf Coast “Dead Zone” (1:10)
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December 27, 2010
In Iowa, climate change has far reach (0:59)
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December 20, 2010
Iowa’s coal problem (1:12)
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December 13, 2010
Protecting Iowa’s soil (1:09)
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December 6, 2010
Fairfield – a sustainable community (1:17)
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November 29, 2010
Growing Iowa’s energy independence (0:57)
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November 22, 2010
Growing trees, cleaning Iowa (0:55)
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November 15, 2010
Dubuque – a sustainable city (0:59)
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November 8, 2010
Iowa – The windy state (1:16)
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November 1, 2010
Iowa – A watershed leader (1:07)
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October 25, 2010
Helping the world to breathe (0:59)
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October 18, 2010
Preventing future flood damage (1:01)
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October 11, 2010
Improving farming – from space (1:05)
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October 4, 2010
Think before you flush (1:24)
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September 27, 2010
Changing Iowa weather – the new normal? (1:14)
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September 20, 2010
Preventing flood damage (1:15)
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September 13, 2010:
Back to School Special – Spurring interest in science (1:15)
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Contact Us:

  • Submit your ideas: We’re always looking for interesting ideas about environmental issues, please contact us with any you’d like to see featured on the Iowa Environmental Focus.  Also let us know what kinds of things are going on in your community, we may feature it on the radio as a sustainable Iowa town.  E-mail your topic ideas to Brynne Schweigel at brynne-schweigel@uiowa.edu.
  • Listen for us: Is your local radio station airing our informational spots?  If so, please thank them.  If not, call in and ask the news director to air it.  If you would like us to start sending our radio spots to your personal e-mail account, please e-mail us at iowaenvironmentalfocus@uiowa.edu.
  • For more information: E-mail Joe Bolkcom, CGRER Outreach and Community Education Director, at joe-bolkcom@uiowa.edu or give him a call at (319) 353-2681.

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