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  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:36 AM
    State officials have confirmed five new cases of avian flu at chicken farms in Osceola, O'Brien and Sioux Counties affecting 6 million birds. 

  • Monday, April 27, 2015 12:14 PM
    Chicken confinement operators are trying to find the most humane and safe way to kill and dispose of 3.8 million egg-laying hens, the Des Moines Register reported. 

  • Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:47 PM
    Rain over the past two weeks eased dry conditions over much of the state, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported. 

  • Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:22 AM
    DuPont announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire Taxon Biosciences Inc., a leading microbiome discovery company based in Tiburon, Calif.  

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:50 AM
    The public is invited to share ideas for improving and protecting the Walnut Creek watershed at an event kicking off a new watershed management plan. 

  • 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. 


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