Envirolinks: Earth Day Edition

Even Google has gotten into the Earth Day spirit.

Happy Earth Day!

Here’s a look at what state and national news organizations are reporting on this environmental holiday in its 41st year. 

Slate magazine commemorates earth day by gazing back at the history of aerial photography. It includes a very cool slideshow.

Des Moines Register: Iowa senators are reworking the “ag gag bill” –  legislation that would ban animal rights activists from secretly recording livestock operations

Cedar Rapids Gazette: Though leaders in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids say they are planning to make the Corridor greener by adding trees and trails, experts say that more efforts are needed.

Iowa City Press-Citizen: Some University of Iowa students spent Earth Day’s eve planting oak seedlings and pulling the mustard weeds in the timber behind the Boyd Law Building — the largest wooded area on campus.

WQAD.com takes a look at the nasty contamination found in flood waters.

Cedar Rapids Gazette: Rockwell Collins, a firm which supplies air craft supplies to the military, has awarded $90,000 worth of small grants to 48 green projects in Iowa communities.

The New York Times: One year after the Gulf oil spill, the region’s coastal wetlands continue to disappear.

The New York Times: Several startup companies are testing the potential of floating solar panels on water.

New York Times: Amidst an ongoing recession, Americans are spending less on green products.

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