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  • Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:24 PM
    President Donald Trump today nominated former Morningside College professor and Sioux City radio talk show host Sam Clovis to the top science position at the United States Department of Agriculture.

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:23 PM
    Renewable Energy Group Inc. marked the completion of upgrades at its Emden, Germany, biorefinery on Wednesday. 

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:19 PM
    The Nature Conservancy has named Feed Energy Co. Chairman Robert Riley as International Advocate of the Year.

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:18 PM
    The city of Des Moines has lined up a bus tour on July 26 for people who are interested in climate control and helping the city achieve a 4-star rating on sustainability, according to STAR Communities.

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 11:07 AM
    The nonprofits Citizens for Community Improvement and Food and Water Watch have petitioned the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to strengthen a scoring system that helps decide where hog confinements will be located. 

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:12 PM
    The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week voted to join a coalition of local governments that will support the actions called for in the Paris climate accord that President Donald Trump withdrew from, Iowa Environmental Focus reported. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:07 PM
    Iowa continues to have local battles in which someone proposes a wind or solar project and the local investor-owned utility bristles due to economic, safety or other concerns.

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 10:42 AM
    Trial dates are now set for next year in Iowa and six other states in class action lawsuits targeting agribusiness giant Syngenta. Numerous suits are filed over the release of Viptera corn without Chinese import approval. 

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 10:41 AM
    About half of Iowa’s vineyards are spraying pesticides to control Japanese beetles, which one state expert says are attacking the state in record numbers, The Des Moines Register reports.

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 2:47 PM
    A $220 million initiative backed by the U.S. Department of Energy has launched Iowa State University scientists into a tricky task: figuring out how to make three different power grids across the country work better together.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 2:46 PM
    When an analysis of the United States’ sustainability goes beyond financial success and accounts for social challenges such as environmental damage, the country becomes less of a model, some contend.

  • Friday, July 07, 2017 3:20 PM
    The U.S. Department of Commerce announced it has invested $1.7 million into creating flood control infrastructure in Cedar Rapids.

  • Thursday, July 06, 2017 11:10 AM
    The EPA proposed its new Renewable Fuel Standard on Wednesday, and while the commitment to corn ethanol remained steady from previous standards, biodiesel and cellulosic biofuels saw their support walked back, The Des Moines Register reports. 

  • Thursday, July 06, 2017 11:09 AM
    The small town of Kalona, Iowa, has become a landmark in the organic-farm movement, and it has nothing to do with foodies or hippies

  • Wednesday, July 05, 2017 3:38 PM
    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has responded to a $1.2 million budget cut by eliminating several prominent positions and shuttering its Bureau of Forestry.

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