Tag Archives: Iowa

Event: Iowa Climate Festival – April 26, 2014


 FREE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  Continue reading for the event schedule! 

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Happy Earth Day!


How are you celebrating Earth Day 2014? Apple is flaunting a new video, “Better,” that emphasizes the company’s commitment to going green. The video introduces a new electronic recycling program, where customers can take any old Apple product to any … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Rootworm Resistance


  This week’s On the Radio segment covers a western corn rootworm’s growing resistance to genetically modified corn. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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Endangered butterflies in Iowa


  According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, one-fourth of Iowa’s native butterflies are endangered, threatened, or are of special concern. Head over to the Des Moines Register to read an excellent piece on our butterflies, and to find … Continue reading

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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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