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    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 3:29 PM
    The city of Waukee has proposed cutting down as many as 63 trees in the Kettlestone development area after a study found they may provide habitat for the endangered Indiana bat and northern long-eared bat, according to a draft habitat assessment. 

  • Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:15 AM
    Iowa biofuels company, Renewal Energy Group Inc. will buy the German biofuel maker Petrotec. 

  • Friday, December 05, 2014 11:50 AM
    Researchers are studying the effectiveness of various nutrient management techniques near drainage districts in Palo Alto, Pocahontas and Clay counties. 

  • Friday, December 05, 2014 10:12 AM
    Des Moines Water Works on Thursday activated its nitrate removal facility to keep drinking water safe for consumption. 

  • Wednesday, December 03, 2014 2:57 PM
    A new statewide report points to the strong economic impact of local food in Iowa, an industry that's generated $22 million in sales and 171 new jobs over the past two years, according to a news release sent by Eat Greater Des Moines. 

  • Wednesday, December 03, 2014 11:26 AM
    Iowa's attorney general and state consumer advocate on Monday voiced support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to curb carbon dioxide and methane pollution from existing power plants. 

  • A Closer Look: Neal Gutterson
    Friday, November 28, 2014 6:00 AM
    Gutterson is a named inventor on more than 30 patents and pending patent applications, and has held a number of research and development roles at biotechnology startup companies, including Advanced Genetic Sciences and DNA Plant Technology Corp. 

  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:47 AM
    Iowa farmers sold about $13 million in vegetables, fruits, meat and other products last year, a 25 percent increase over 2012, according to a study from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, reported. 

  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:42 AM
    As the January opening of the Iowa Legislature's 2015 session approaches, a new poll found 81 percent of Iowans now support the creation of the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. 

  • Monday, November 17, 2014 10:25 AM
    The growth in industrial and residential use of the Jordan aquifer is prompting an Iowa environmental panel to consider restrictions to better protect the massive underground water source.  

  • Friday, November 07, 2014 3:15 PM
    The hurricane season is winding to a close, and many Iowans wouldn't give that much of a thought because they figure hurricanes aren't a direct threat here. 

  • Tuesday, November 04, 2014 2:51 PM
    Iowan David Thoreson, the first American to sail the Northwest Passage in both directions, will kick off the Citizens' Climate Lobby regional conference Nov. 7-9 in Des Moines.  

  • Monday, November 03, 2014 10:38 AM
    The National FFA Organization has given its highest award, the Distinguished Service Citation, to  the Des Moines-based World Food Prize Foundation. 

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:55 PM
    Peoples Co. plans to offer up some answers to anyone puzzled by what's happening with land values. 

  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:47 AM

    DuPont Co.'s cost-cutting initiatives enabled the company to keep third-quarter profits just above analysts' estimates, with operating margins increasing in five of its seven businesses, Reuters reported


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