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  • 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.

    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
    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.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:45 AM
    Iowa farmers are concerned that the purchase of Monsanto Co. by Germany's Bayer AG, if approved, could shrink competition and increase prices, The Des Moines Register reported. 

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:44 AM
    Justices of the Iowa Supreme Court grilled Des Moines Water Works lawyers Wednesday over why the utility should get damages from drainage districts that dump nitrate into waterways when the court has held before that isn't allowed.

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 11:09 AM
    The party will roll on for the time being at Lake Macbride State Park and Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area.

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 11:08 AM
    The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the Iowa Corn Growers Association have offered to help pay legal costs for the supervisors in Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac counties who are being sued by the Des Moines Water Works over water quality.

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