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  • Friday, May 29, 2015 3:37 PM
    Six nonprofit organizations in Greater Des Moines have been awarded community grants totaling $18,000 from the Alliant Energy Foundation in the first of its two 2015 giving cycles.  

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 3:32 PM
    The embattled Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released proposed rules for the volume of biofuels to be blended into the nation's fuels through 2016, and brought immediate complaints, the Washington Post reported. 

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 1:04 PM
    Des Moines Water Works on Thursday said the 111 days it has run its $7,000-a-day nitrate-removal plant this year broke the previous single-year record of 106, set in 1999. 

    Friday, May 29, 2015 11:18 AM

    The three counties that Des Moines Water Works sued over nitrate pollution in the Raccoon River system have officially responded, and their message is simple:


    It isn't our fault.


    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:43 PM
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday issued rules it said will protect drinking water for 117 million Americans by protecting small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Associated Press reported. 

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:32 AM
    Although it appeared earlier this year that the budget ax would fell Iowa's 80-year-old state nursery, it now appears the source for seedlings and saplings will live long enough to grow at least one more tree ring, the Gazette reported.  

  • Friday, May 22, 2015 2:48 PM
    Here's an update for you manufacturers subject to Title V requirements under the federal Clean Air Act and related state regulations. 

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:55 AM
    In Des Moines on Tuesday, a representative of the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council said low-income households benefit the most from cutting energy costs through energy efficiency and renewable energy. 

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:48 AM
    Transferring assets to the next generation is the top concern among family farmers in the United States, according to a recent Farm Journal article.  

  • Monday, May 18, 2015 3:28 PM
    The National Resources Defense Council recently released its "Sneezing and Wheezing" report, which details the negative respiratory health impacts of increased ozone and pollen concentrations that are expected to worsen if carbon emission levels continue to rise. 

  • Friday, May 15, 2015 10:35 AM
    Des Moines Water Works says the newly formed Iowa Partnership for Clean Water's advertising campaign supporting voluntary conservation work by farmers won't help clean up the rivers the utility uses to serve nearly a half-million people tap water.  

  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:25 AM
    Community leaders will discuss the health and economic benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency for low-income and senior citizens in Iowa at a panel discussion at 11:30 a.m. on May 19 at the Des Moines East Side Library. 

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:19 AM
    Five central Iowa organizations and their leaders will be recognized for exemplary environmentally sustainable practices during the 2015 Environmental Impact Awards ceremony on May 20. 

  • Monday, May 11, 2015 3:36 PM
    The Iowa Partnership for Clean Water, a new statewide organization that says the agriculture industry has been unfairly blamed for water quality problems in the state, officially launched today. 

    Friday, May 08, 2015 3:00 PM
    With the help of Drake University students, Homesteaders Life Co. of West Des Moines announced Thursday that it will phase out plastic water bottles that typically must be landfilled or recycled and are considered tough on the environment. 

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