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  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:24 AM
    An innovative biofuels pilot plant under development for the past three years is now up and running at Iowa State University's BioCentury Research Farm.

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:24 AM
    Recent heavy rains and flooding in Iowa have damaged and destroyed crops and waterlogged the soil, threatening to delay and prolong the harvest. 

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:22 AM
    Siemens has developed an add-on to its wind-turbine blade that reduces noise by mimicking the edge fringe of an owl's wing. 

  • Monday, September 26, 2016 3:06 PM

  • Friday, September 23, 2016 10:51 AM
    Authorities in Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and other cities are mobilizing resources to handle flooding from the Cedar River, the Associated Press reported. 

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:49 PM
    The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Iowa a $3 million grant to develop a sustainable water development program for graduate students, Iowa Environmental Focus reported.

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:33 AM
    Leaders of a newly formed coalition have suggested an immediate statewide moratorium on new construction or expansion of large-scale livestock feeding operations until Iowa takes meaningful action to lower the number of impaired rivers, lakes and waterways to fewer than 100.

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 11:19 AM
    Iowa State University is one of six U.S. universities to receive a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency research grant to better quantify the economic value of improved water quality.

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:27 AM
    Des Moines residents should start to see refund checks from the city's illegal franchise fee arrive in their mailboxes in November, The Des Moines Register reports.

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 2:50 PM
    The emerald ash borer, the highly destructive insect that has killed tens of millions of ash trees nationwide, has been confirmed in Iowa County.

  • Friday, September 16, 2016 10:31 AM
    After getting a late start because of permitting delays, construction workers in Iowa are clocking 12- and 14-hour days to complete the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline by winter -- and they're being paid well for the effort. 

  • Friday, September 16, 2016 10:30 AM
    The percentage of Iowa drinking water systems that complied with all health-based standards hit a 10-year high of 94.5 percent in 2015, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported.

  • Friday, September 16, 2016 10:30 AM
    The Iowa Administrative Rules Review Committee this week gave final state approval to new water quality rules that business groups say will save communities money and environmentalists contend will worsen pollution.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, September 16, 2016 10:29 AM
    There were days earlier in my career when I called Dawn Carlson to talk to her about the challenges small independent gas stations faced because of regulations requiring elaborate monitoring and cleanup of underground storage tanks.

  • Recharging: Iowa Energy Center under review after director leaves
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, September 16, 2016 6:00 AM
    Iowa Energy Center operations are getting a full review with the help of outside experts after the center’s departing director blasted what he called interference from utilities and others when he tried to make changes he thought would improve grants and other programs.

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