Iowa’s renewable energy research is about to reach a new level thanks to a National Science Foundation grant. Continue reading
Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. It features a group of eastern Iowa volunteers who cleaned up the Iowa River earlier this fall.
The Iowa River is one of the most polluted waterways in the nation, according to the American Rivers Organization, but local residents are doing their best to change that. Continue reading
Check out this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. It discusses ways to cut waste during the upcoming holidays.
This Thanksgiving, go green for the environment!
This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.
On Thanksgiving, and through the rest of the holiday season, Americans increase their trash production. The holidays account for an additional 2 billion pounds each week in our landfills. Continue reading
Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. It discusses the use of lead shot during Iowa’s dove hunting season.
Many hunters view the use of lead shot pellets as part of tradition, but this tradition is spreading a toxic chemical throughout our environment. Continue reading
Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. It discusses a new educational oppertunity that the University of Iowa is creating to assist in wind energy development.
With the help of a recent grant, the University of Iowa hopes to educate the next generation of wind energy experts. Continue reading
Listen to our latest radio segment here. It features the efforts of our latest sustainable community – Iowa City. You can also read the transcript below.
With considerable attention to details including the use of waterless urinals, a new Iowa City recycling center hopes to become the city’s greenest building. Continue reading