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  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017 10:29 AM
    A controversial bill that would have forced Greater Des Moines water utilities to merge has been watered down but could transfer control of the utilities to area city councils, The Des Moines Register reported. 

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 2:37 PM
    Iowa state agencies are looking for ways to improve habitat for monarch butterflies, which are at historically low levels on the Mexico branch of their journey this winter. 

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:32 AM
    Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory expect wind energy to get cheaper by 2030, the Corridor Business Journal reported, citing a Forbes article. 

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 11:30 AM
    Key U.S. lawmakers are headed to the Midwest to calm farmers who are hoping the new Farm Bill won't make challenging economic conditions worse, Iowa Public Radio reported. 

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 11:29 AM
    Expansions now underway or recently finished will boost Iowa's biodiesel production capacity by nearly 20 percent, to almost 400 million gallons a year from 334 million gallons, the Iowa Biodiesel Board reported.

    Monday, February 27, 2017 10:27 AM
    Several bills addressing major environmental issues are working their way through the Iowa Legislature.

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:47 PM
    Nest-watching season is upon us as our favorite pair of Decorah eagles are looking to expand their family again.

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:46 PM
    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today encouraged Iowans to nominate farmers who have taken voluntary actions to improve or protect the environment and natural resources of the state for the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award. 

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:37 PM
    An Iowa State agronomist warns that farmers may see increased corn mold this year because the fall was humid, the Ames Tribune reported. 

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:38 PM
    The Iowa Environmental Council is looking into the financial benefits local areas get from wind turbine installations.

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:02 AM
    The Clive-based National Pork Board reports that pork exports rebounded late last year after a disappointing 2015.

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:00 AM
    The University of Iowa campus will be coal-free by 2025, UI President Bruce Harreld said Monday.

  • Monday, February 20, 2017 10:47 AM
    A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report predicts wind turbine service technician jobs will be among the fastest growing fields in the country, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported.

  • Monday, February 20, 2017 10:47 AM
    Iowa lost 500 farms last year, while the average farm size grew, the Associated Press reported, based on U.S. Department of Agriculture figures.

  • Friday, February 17, 2017 10:46 AM
    The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors has joined several other counties in adopting a resolution that asks the state to overhaul the so-called master matrix used to help guide the location of hog confinements, reported. 

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