Tag Archives: Iowa

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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Governor Branstad hails Iowa’s solar energy progress


During Iowa Solar Day, an annual event sponsored by Iowa’s Solar Energy Trade Association (ISETA), Governor Terry Branstad and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, said because Iowa is a leader in wind energy, we can use the same road map … 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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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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Environmental Group Concerned Over Legislation


An environmental advocacy group criticized legislation advancing in the Iowa House that would make water-quality data collected in connection with a statewide clean water effort confidential. To learn more about the bill and its language, head over to the Omaha … Continue reading

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Hazards Research


Eric Tate, a University of Iowa faculty member, is also a hazards geographer, who researches and studies issues closely related to floods. Currently, Tate is interested in the social dimensions of floods. He models human populations to determine who is … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Farm Bill


This week’s On the Radio segment covers the recently passed farm bill and what it means for Iowans. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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