Iowa EnviroLinks – December 31, 2010

Here’s a look at some more environmental headlines from around Iowa and the United States:

A Sioux County beef feedlot has agreed to a $30,000 civil penalty for unauthorized discharge of wastewater into nearby Otter Creek, reports the Iowa Independent.

Joe Galloway is helping to improve conservation, recreation and water quality up and down the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers, reports the Des Moines Register.

The temperature reached 61 degrees in Des Moines on Thursday, two degrees shy of the record 63 degrees set in 2004, reports the Des Moines Register.

With the federal government set to regulate climate-altering gases from factories and power plants for the first time, the Obama administration and the new Congress are headed for a clash that carries substantial risks for both sides, reports the New York Times.

While a growing number of Christian groups have formed to tout the merits of caring for the environment, an increasingly fierce backlash against the mingling of Christianity and environmentalism has emerged from other quarters of the evangelical movement, reports the New York Times’ Green Blog.

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