CGRER Research Focus – Kajsa Dalrymple



Kajsa Dalrymple, an assistant professor in the University of Iowa’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, explains her research on communicating with the public about water sustainability issues. Dalrymple is one of ten new faculty members hired at the University of Iowa as part of their Water Sustainability Initiative.

CGER Research Focus – Craig Just



Craig Just, an assistant professor in the University of Iowa’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, explains his research on how mussels process nitrogen. This research will help Just quantify the impact mussels have on filtering nitrogen that enters the Mississippi River from Iowa, which ultimately causes a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Just is one of ten new faculty members hired at the University of Iowa as part of their Water Sustainability Initiative.

CGRER Research Focus – Adam Ward


Adam Ward, an assistant professor in the University of Iowa’s Department of Geoscience, explains his research on the transport of water and what it carries through the landscape. Ward is one of ten new faculty members hired at the University of Iowa as part of their Water Sustainability Initiative.

CGRER Research Focus – Tori Forbes


Tori Forbes, an assistant professor in the University of Iowa’s Department of Chemistry, explains her research on the impact of uranium in environmental systems. Forbes is one of ten new faculty members hired at the University of Iowa as part of their Water Sustainability Initiative.

Video: Biomass Partnership Project


Ferman Milster, principal engineer of renewables at the University of Iowa, discusses the contributors to the University’s Biomass Parntership Project.

He also gives some updates on obtaining wood chips and establishing miscanthus for fuel.

For more information, check out the Sustainability at Iowa website.

CGRER Research Focus – Betsy Stone


Betsy Stone, and assistant professor in the University of Iowa’s Chemistry department, discusses her research tracking air pollution in Iowa City.

For more CGRER Research Focus videos, check out our Youtube channel.

CGRER Research Focus – Brittany Huhmann


Brittany Huhmann, a graduate research assistant in the University of Iowa’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department, details her research on how arsenic gets released in groundwater.

For more CGRER Research Focus videos, check out our Youtube channel.

Video: “Welcome to the Rest of our Lives”


Check out this video on climate change by Peter Sinclair of ClimateCrocks.com.

Sinclair is a long time advocate of environmental awareness and energy alternatives. He is the producer of the Youtube series Climate Denial Crock of the Week, and his work has been profiled in numerous publications, including the New York Times.

A day in the life of an Iowa wind technician


Check out this video by The Center for American Progress which showcases Nathan Crawford, a Wind Technician at Alliant Energy’s Whispering Willow Wind Farm in Franklin County, Iowa.

Wind energy provides power to the equivalent of 900,000 homes in Iowa.

For more information, view the full article at the Center for American Progress, here.