A recent University of Iowa study reports air quality statewide falls within federal cleanliness standards. Continue reading
A new assessment of US climate change shows how often each state has been affected by weather and climate events over the past 32 years that have resulted in more than $1 billion in damages. Iowa, which has struggled with flooding and tornadoes in recent years, has been hit with up to 25 events since 1980.
This week’s On the Radio segment covers research being done at the University of Iowa that looks into the relationship between freshwater clams and excess nitrogen in rivers. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.
Environmentally friendly actions are gaining ground with Iowa businesses, said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie during a recent climate change forum.
Examples range from alternative energy utilization, to change in building design.
The cost for sustainable, green solutions is lower than ever, with rapidly expanding opportunities for return on investment, Cownie stated.
To read more about the forum and actions Iowans are taking, head over to the Des Moines Register.
Check out a new story on IPR’s website that goes over the exportation of natural gas, and the environmental concerns that have arisen.
This week’s On the Radio segment covers the issue of radon testing and it’s funding in both the state and federal levels. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.
The University of Iowa, Coe and Luther colleges will join the University of Northern Iowa in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s national initiative to reduce food waste.
Iowa, Coe and Luther were among nine universities that EPA said today will join its Food Recovery Challenge. The effort is aimed at encouraging businesses, organizations and institutions to actively participate in food waste prevention, surplus food donation, and food waste recycling activities.
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.
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 out what you can do to help.