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    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:56 AM
    What looked like a perfect corn-growing season at the beginning of the year has turned into a fight against drought that has spread across large swaths of the state.

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:50 PM
    The intricacies of owl wings are providing an Iowa State University researcher with inspiration for designing ultra-quiet wind turbine blades and aircraft.

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 10:19 AM
    Alliant Energy issued its annual sustainability report — a review of how it is doing on preserving resources and limiting emissions.

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 10:18 AM
    Alden-based Summit Agricultural Group and Brazilian agribusiness Fiagril have started production at the South American country’s first large-scale corn ethanol production plant, according to a release.

  • Friday, August 11, 2017 4:07 PM
    The American Wind Energy Association has released an interactive map tool that allows users to easily view the location of every utility-scale wind project and wind-related manufacturing facility in the United States.

  • Friday, August 11, 2017 4:06 PM
    A coalition of Iowa scientists that issues annual warnings about coming damage from climate change points out it’s not just the heat — it’s the humidity.

  • Friday, August 11, 2017 11:45 AM
    The value of Iowa farmland rose 2 percent from April to July and 3 percent over the year that ended in July, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said in a release. 

  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:07 AM
    The Iowa Utilities Board has deregulated landline local exchange service, citing strong competition and availability for service. 

  • Wednesday, August 09, 2017 11:30 AM
    Farmers, builders and landowners soon will have more clarity regarding what small water bodies can be monitored for pollution by the federal government. 

    Monday, August 07, 2017 3:52 PM
    Midwest Energy News has a nice look at how Newton has recovered from the loss of Maytag, in part by bringing in manufacturing related to wind energy.

  • Monday, August 07, 2017 10:48 AM
    An earthquake specialist at the University of Iowa says the quakes that have rattled Oklahoma — including one that Iowans felt — appear to be tied to fracking.

  • Friday, August 04, 2017 3:35 PM
    Ames-based Renewable Energy Group reported a 4.2 percent drop in revenue for the second quarter after selling 6.8 percent more gallons of fuel. Revenues were $535.1 million on 160.2 million gallons of fuel sold. 

  • Friday, August 04, 2017 11:04 AM
    Alliant Energy has proposed another 500 megawatts of wind energy, bringing its wind play in the past two years to $1.8 billion and 1,000 megawatts. 

  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017 3:14 PM
    Though Iowa’s corn crop is faring better than the nation’s as a whole, conditions continue to deteriorate as drought settles into many areas, Successful Farming reported

  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017 3:13 PM
    Several Iowans, including Gov. Kim Reynolds, have appealed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require more use of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply as required by Congress and upheld by a recent court decision.

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