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State senator contacted DNR about his son-in-law’s controversial cattle operation near...

An Iowa state senator contacted state environmental officials on behalf of his son-in-law’s controversial plan to raise cattle near a Clayton County trout stream. Sen....

Ag secretary: Environmentalists’ alarm on Raccoon River was ‘propaganda’

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig on Thursday labeled as "propaganda" a national environmental group’s listing of the Raccoon River as one of the nation’s...

Judge rules western Iowa man violated state environmental laws

A  judge has ruled against a western Iowa man accused of deliberately setting fire to thousands of railroad ties on his property in open...

Vilsack keys in on food insecurity and nutrition in USDA budget...

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday laid out USDA’s goals to expand food insecurity and nutrition programs in the president’s budget request,...

Senate proposes $8.2 million increase for public universities

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a $8.2 million increase for Iowa's public universities, a proposal in opposition to the House's Regents funding...

Silicon Valley congressman: Iowa tech boom hinges on broadband, respecting farmers

A congressman from California’s Silicon Valley told an Iowa radio audience Tuesday many rural Americans are justifiably angry about getting left out of the...

Water Works faces ‘catastrophe’ as Raccoon River ranks among nation’s most...

Des Moines Water Works will face a “catastrophe” unless Iowa finds a way to reduce farm pollution in the Raccoon River, which on Tuesday...

Biden banks on offshore wind to help curb climate change

WASHINGTON — Two wind turbines, each as tall as the Washington Monument, stand sentinel 27 miles off the coast of Virginia, the nation’s first...

Biden’s budget aims to fight climate change, promote conservation, aid Native...

President Joe Biden’s first budget request laid out this week reflects the administration’s commitments to advancing conservation and combating climate change, proposing new money...

The U.S. needs a macrogrid to move electricity from areas that...

Many kinds of extreme events can disrupt electricity service, including hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, extreme heat, extreme cold and extended droughts. Major disasters can...
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