Environment

Emerald Ash borer found in Keokuk County

The state’s first confirmed emerald ash borer infestation of the year likely will not be the last.

The tree-killing pest has been posi ... »

Raising a stink over factory farms: Lawsuit filed over livestock operations

Environmental and animal rights groups filed two lawsuits Wednesday in an effort to compel the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate air poll ... »

Renewable fuels supporters launch campaign

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad has joined promoters of Iowa’s multibillion dollar renewable fuel industry to launch a campaign to e ... »

Future of Iowa’s State Forest Nursery uncertain

Changing land use patterns and economic realities have forced the Department of Natural Resources to consider shutting down its nearly 80-year-old ... »

Texas company files for pipeline permits through Iowa

The Texas energy company hoping to build a pipeline that would slice through Iowa filed for permits with the Iowa Utilities Board on Tuesday.

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Cedar Rapids secures $2-million federal grant to fund watershed fixes

CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials here, who have focused since the 2008 flood on building a flood control system inside the city, on Thursday sh ... »

MidAmerican Energy Wind VIII project on track

MidAmerican Energy has completed work on four of the five wind farms that make up its $1.9 billion, 1,050-megawatt Wind VIII project.

The Des ... »

Company plants prairie grass to protect transmission lines

CEDAR RAPIDS — An innovative program to plant native grasses in electric transmission line corridors in the Cedar Rapids area will help rest ... »

Off the Map: Buchanan County park’s cabins feature energy efficient elements

BUCHANAN COUNTY — Down a somewhat private lane on the west side of Fontana Park in Buchanan County sit two quaint cabins.

These cabins ... »

Alliant partnering with Indian Creek Nature Center to power facility with solar

When the Indian Creek Nature Center's Amazing Space opens in the summer of 2016, solar energy will provide more than 100 percent of the facility's ... »

Progress on pipeline project through Iowa not affected by drop in oil prices

DES MOINES — The dramatic drop in oil prices has not affected a Texas energy company’s plans to build a 1,100-mile pipeline through I ... »

Confusion about state rules for group hunting have criminal consequences

KEOSAUQUA — Law enforcement officers have charged a southeast Iowa outfitter with illegally providing resident any-sex deer tags to non-resi ... »

Interest grows in improving rivers statewide

Re-engineering rivers to make them safer and friendlier for recreationists and the environment is catching on in Eastern Iowa.

“Each c ... »

Environmental group: Voters favor power plant plan limiting carbon pollution

With the 2016 election cycle still in the early stages, an environmental group said Thursday that a new poll, which includes likely Iowa voters, sh ... »

Bad news for ash trees: Emerald ash borer sightings jump to 18 counties

A recent spate of confirmed emerald ash borer infestations, including the first identified in rural Iowa, indicates the state has reached a tipping ... »

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