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  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:48 AM
    Ames-based advanced biofuels maker Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced Tuesday that one of its subsidiaries has received approval from a Mississippi court to purchase certain equipment at a production facility in Columbus, Miss.  

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:43 AM
    A board member known for his experience in breaking up companies has taken over as DuPont Co. CEO Ellen Kullman prepares to leave the company on Oct. 16, fueling speculation of a company breakup and a ramp-up of job cuts, multiple news outlets report. 

  • Tuesday, October 06, 2015 3:30 PM
    Inova Energy Group and Battelle Memorial Institute were selected to conduct a study that will inform the state's new energy plan, Gov. Terry Branstad said in a statement.  

  • Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:34 AM
    Alliant Energy Corp.'s Iowa utility plans to seek proposals for new solar projects that could increase its solar power generation by 50 percent. 

  • Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:33 AM
    Jennifer Terry has joined Des Moines Water Works as environmental advocacy leader. 

  • Monday, October 05, 2015 2:07 PM
    Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that the percentage of farms operated principally by women nearly tripled -- to 14 percent from 5 percent -- between 1978, when the USDA's Census of Agriculture began recording the gender of principal farm operators, and 2007. 

  • Friday, October 02, 2015 10:35 AM
    Drake University and Iowa State University plan a two-day soil and water conservation conference Nov. 19-20 at Drake's Olmsted Center.  

    Thursday, October 01, 2015 3:16 PM
    The University of Iowa reports that burning a 50-50 mix of oat hulls and coal in the university's power plant reduced harmful emissions. 

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 3:34 PM
    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reports that zebra mussels have spread in the Iowa Great Lakes after the first discovery of the invasive pest in 2012 in East Okoboji Lake and Upper Gar Lake. 

    Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:01 AM
    Monsanto Co., which last month abandoned a $46 billion bid to buy Syngenta AG, plans to offer its shareholders a new corporate vision: a future in big data, Reuters reported. 

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015 3:40 PM
    Chad Pregracke, president and founder of Quad Cities-based river cleanup organization Living Lands & Waters, will give the keynote address at the Iowa Environmental Council's annual conference Oct 2 at Drake University. 

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 10:47 AM
    Voya Financial Inc. announced today that it has joined the RE100, a global list of prominent companies that have pledged to source 100 percent of their electricity from renewable energy in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and advance environmentally responsible business practices.   

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:01 AM
    Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey expects the fall harvest season to begin across Iowa soon.  

  • Monday, September 21, 2015 10:53 AM
    A state senator's proposed boycott of Des Moines businesses and events to protest a Des Moines Water Works lawsuit over nitrate pollution never materialized, The Des Moines Register reported. 

  • Monday, September 21, 2015 10:52 AM
    The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's water trails and greenways steering committee will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday at the MPO office, 420 Watson Powell Jr. Way.  

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