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    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 10:51 AM
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations suggests that we North Americans need to start eating insects like they do in Asia, Australia and Africa, the Great Lakes Echo reported.

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016 10:51 AM
    Polk County's Jester Park Nature Center has won a $114,205 state grant for an outdoor streamscape. 

  • Monday, October 24, 2016 3:13 PM
    With a number of construction workers involved with the Dakota Access oil pipeline and other major projects taking up temporary residence in Cherokee, businesses there and in other northwest Iowa towns are seeing a healthy revenue boost.

    Monday, October 24, 2016 3:04 PM
    After dueling reviews of research studies, scientific panels from the U.S. government and the World Health Organization can't agree on whether the popular weedkiller RoundUp, or glyphosate, can cause cancer, Iowa Public Radio reported.

  • Monday, October 24, 2016 11:43 AM
    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans to conduct prairie burns at the Chichaqua Wildlife Area near Bondurant and the Red Rock Wildlife Area near Pella this fall to stimulate plant growth. 

  • Friday, October 21, 2016 3:16 PM
    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has long held meetings to give stakeholders a chance to learn about coming air quality rules and to give their input.

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 2:09 PM
    United Suppliers Inc., an Ames-based crop nutrient company, has purchased the assets of Evans Enterprises LLC, an ammonium chloride fertilizer business based in Olathe, Kan.

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:27 AM
    Environmental activists are criticizing state leaders for failing to strengthen rules overseeing livestock confinement operations to better protect Iowa and its residents, leaving loopholes that allow producers to build small pig facilities near each other to avoid oversight.

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:26 AM
    The Iowa Water and Land Legacy coalition on Tuesday announced that Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie and more than a dozen other elected officials and business leaders have joined the effort to secure a sales tax increase to fund the natural resources trust fund. 

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 3:14 PM
    DuPont Pioneer President Paul Schickler will retire effective Jan. 2, DuPont announced.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:01 AM
    Mayor Bob Scott told nearly three dozen Dakota Access Pipeline opponents Monday that it's unlikely the council will adopt a resolution opposing the pipeline, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have issues with it.

  • Monday, October 17, 2016 3:16 PM
    Police are investigating another incident of suspected arson after fires appear to have been intentionally set to construction equipment working on the Bakken pipeline.

    Monday, October 17, 2016 3:14 PM
    A coalition of wind energy advocates today released a report that contends Iowa consumers could save $12.6 billion over the next 25 years if the state doubles its wind power.

  • Monday, October 17, 2016 11:18 AM
    The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is accepting applications for urban water quality projects. 

  • Friday, October 14, 2016 3:20 PM
    Bayer and Monsanto executives insisted Thursday that the mega-corporations' controversial $66 billion proposed merger will reap benefits not only for Iowa and U.S. farmers, but also for small growers in poverty-stricken places such as Africa.

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