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  • Monday, April 20, 2015 4:36 PM
    The New York Times visited Iowa to weigh in on Des Moines Water Works' lawsuit against three northwest Iowa counties over nitrate pollution. 

  • Friday, April 17, 2015 2:59 PM
    Des Moines Water Works has again activated its nitrate removal system, which was recently turned off following a long run over the winter. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, April 17, 2015 6:39 AM
    Now that the emerald ash borer has arrived in the area and threatens to kill ash trees in Greater Des Moines, you may be wondering what you can do about the pest. 

  • Iowa's new black gold
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, April 17, 2015 6:00 AM
    Bernie del Campo walks to the edge of the stubbled cornfield and unties a large plastic bag, which at first glance appears to contain compost or topsoil.
     

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, April 16, 2015 4:26 PM
    Marshall Saunders, founder of Citizens Climate Lobby, said there are strong arguments that his group's carbon fee and dividend proposal could greatly benefit business and the U.S. economy.  

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, April 16, 2015 4:21 PM
    The lawsuit could affect:

    Pocketbooks, Drinking water safety, Water quality in lakes and rivers, Rural vs. urban tensions, Farming techniques, University research, Taxes, Clean Water Act enforcement, The state’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy, The Gulf of Mexico dead zone, Farm programs... YOUR BUSINESS 

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 2:32 PM
    Igor Inc., a Greater Des Moines technology company, won $125,000 in funding on Tuesday during the Clean Energy Challenge held in Chicago. 

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:02 AM
     

  • Wednesday, April 08, 2015 3:29 PM
    Pella Corp. and Des Moines Public Schools will be recognized with Energy Star Partner of the Year awards during a ceremony scheduled April 20 in Washington, D.C.  

  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 3:21 PM
    Renewable Energy Group Inc. now estimates that its Geismar, La. plant will be out of production for two to four months after a fire on April 2 that injured two employees, who are recovering. REG reported that preliminary inspections showed damage to a limited area. 

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015 3:13 PM
    Urbandale-based iWireless announced it is investing more than $35 million to enhance its wireless network in Iowa.  

  • Monday, March 23, 2015 11:55 AM
    A Danish developer is planning to develop a major offshore wind energy project near Hawaii, Pacific Business News reported. 

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 1:01 PM
    Two Iowa startup companies have advanced to the finals of a prestigious energy business plan competition, the Clean Energy Challenge, which culminates next month in Chicago.  

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 11:38 AM
    Are two rotors better than one for harnessing wind power?  

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 11:28 AM
    The Des Moines Water Works board of trustees unanimously voted Tuesday to move forward with a lawsuit against three upstream counties and their drainage districts in an effort to address worsening nitrate pollution that threatens Greater Des Moines' drinking water quality. 


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