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  • Friday, June 24, 2016 11:14 AM

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:54 AM
    State officials have lifted a stop-work order on the Bakken oil pipeline in northwest Iowa where tribal officials had objected to disrupting sacred American Indian land that includes burial grounds.

  • Monday, June 20, 2016 10:10 AM
    MidAmerican Energy Co. has reached a conditional agreement with Vestas Wind Systems to purchase up to 1,000 wind turbines for its 2,000-megawatt Wind XI project in Iowa, the Denver Business Journal reported.

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 4:23 PM
    MidAmerican Energy Co. will host a colorful new event -- BOOM! Art -- at the Des Moines Arts Festival in Western Gateway Park June 24-26. 

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:25 AM
    Iowa Rivers Revival and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will host meetings in northeast Iowa to discuss river restoration benefits and practices.

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016 11:07 AM
    Green Plains Inc. said Tuesday that it plans to build and operate its first export-import fuels terminal in Beaumont, Texas, the latest in a string of expansion moves by the country's fourth-largest ethanol producer, Reuters reported.

  • Monday, June 13, 2016 3:30 PM
    Three public meetings are scheduled this month to take public comments on the draft Greater Des Moines Water Trails and Greenways Plan released today.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, June 10, 2016 3:25 PM
    Greater Des Moines rivers would be easier to use, more connected to bike trails and other recreation hot spots, and more aggressively preserved under a draft water trails plan developed by the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

  • Friday, June 10, 2016 3:11 PM
    Work has begun in Iowa on an oil pipeline despite repeated attempts by landowners and environmental groups to stop it, a spokeswoman for the Texas company building the pipeline told the Associated Press.

  • Thursday, June 09, 2016 2:47 PM
    The proposed expansion of a Clayton County frac sand mine will create an unsightly affront to public health, according to several people who spoke at a public forum Monday night.

  • Thursday, June 09, 2016 10:58 AM
    A microgrid wind farm is being built on farm land south of Huxley.

  • Thursday, June 09, 2016 10:50 AM
    Hunters bagged more pheasants this year, the fifth straight that the number of birds taken rose.

  • Wednesday, June 08, 2016 2:30 PM
    Congressman Dave Loebsack this week called for the creation of a National Flood Center that could be located at the University of Iowa, the Environmental Focus blog reported.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Wednesday, June 08, 2016 11:19 AM
    Chris Kolb was in the middle of the Flint water crisis. A former Democratic state lawmaker who now is president of the nonprofit Michigan Environmental Council, he co-chaired the task force that tried to figure out how the city of about 100,000 ended up with a water contamination nightmare after switching to river water, and how to prevent the disaster from happening again.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Wednesday, June 08, 2016 11:18 AM
    Chris Kolb was in the middle of the Flint water crisis. A former Democratic state lawmaker who now is president of the nonprofit Michigan Environmental Council, he co-chaired the task force that tried to figure out how the city of about 100,000 ended up with a water contamination nightmare after switching to river water, and how to prevent the disaster from happening again.

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