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  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:49 PM
    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Fish Iowa! angler education program has partnered with the Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation's Vamos A Pescar program to provide grants to local nonprofit organizations to support local programs, classes and fishing activities in areas with larger Hispanic populations. Funding will be available between Feb. 1 and Nov. 1. Apply by Nov. 10 to

    Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:04 PM
    The nonprofit Iowa Environmental Council today released a white paper detailing nitrate pollution problems in Iowa and studies that have associated blue-baby syndrome, bladder cancer, birth defects and thyroid cancer with drinking high concentrations of nitrate.

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:31 AM
    Iowa ranks among the top 20 states nationally for annual emissions of harmful chemicals and greenhouse gases into the air, according to an analysis of federal air quality data by the Center for Public Integrity.

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:21 AM
    The city of Des Moines is one of 60 partners and affiliates that have joined the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Communities Alliance, a collaborative effort among local governments, philanthropies and nonprofit organizations. 

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:44 PM
    An eastern Iowa company that got its start in the animal feed business nearly 90 years ago announced plans to acquire a northwest Iowa firm with feed mills in Ireton and Sheldon.

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:40 AM
    Wide predictions that switching fields from corn to soybeans and back would affect the level of nitrate pollution appear to be off, a study by the University of Iowa and the Iowa Soybean Association found.

  • 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.

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