Ag + Environment

Sierra Club moves to block Pattison’s water export proposal

Pattison Sand Co. of Clayton has appealed the state’s triple rejection of its permit application to export Iowa water to western states by rail,...

Iowa’s drought could affect ’21 planting season despite predictions for a...

Iowa has a good chance of normal to above-normal temperatures through the end of next year after getting nearly 4 inches less precipitation over...

Axne: Farmers need help with markets, derecho recovery

The next Congress must address the mixture of troubles facing Midwestern farmers, from a political fight over support for ethanol to tariff-fueled trade wars...

15 Iowa companies get USDA grants to expand ethanol sales

Fifteen Iowa companies were among those receiving grants Thursday to improve ethanol and biodiesel facilities to handle higher grades of the renewable fuels. The U.S....

Iowa scientists: Pandemic, drought, derecho show need for science-based climate policies

The coronavirus pandemic and drought that have swept across Iowa this year show the importance of letting science guide public policies on climate change...

Iowa sees surge in urban farming as pandemic continues

The coronavirus pandemic has so many people wanting to grow their own food that Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon turned their urban farm in...

The Arctic hasn’t been this warm for 3 million years –...

Every year, sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean shrinks to a low point in mid-September. This year it measures just 1.44 million square...

DNR denies grocers’ bid to loosen redemption center rules

A state agency has denied grocers’ attempt to change the rules on where customers can take cans and bottles to collect deposits. The Iowa Department...

Young opposes Paris climate agreement, Axne supports it

The candidates for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District seat are split on whether the United States should abide by the Paris Agreement on climate change.  In...

Speakers: U.S. needs ‘green recovery’ after triple whammy of COVID, climate...

This country’s struggle to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and racial justice shows the need for a multi-trillion-dollar “green recovery,” speakers told...
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