Category Archives: Environment Iowa

Will Iowa’s Contaminated Drinking Water Lead To Statewide Public Health Crisis?

Citizens for a Healthy Iowa Elections matter – and the 2014 election results could mean disaster for efforts to clean up & protect Iowa’s rivers, lakes & streams …. our sources of clean drinking water. Senator-Elect Joni Ernst has said … Continue reading

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Every Day Should Be Earth Day

According to, every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day.  That fact in itself is cause for hope. But it is tempting to be cynical because we’ve been having Earth … Continue reading

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Why We Must Say No To Frac Sand Mining In Iowa

Say NO to FRAC SAND MINING There is a petition to Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors: John Logsdon, Dennis Karlsbroten, Mark Kuhn, Floyd Ashbacher, and Dean Thompson, which says: “We, the people of Winneshiek County, call for a rights-based ordinance … Continue reading

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Iowa, We Have A Water Problem

“Because of runoff from our farms, we have more than 600 polluted rivers, lakes and streams, causing a nitrate surge in our drinking water.”  Find out more here:  

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The Courtney Report

10 WAYS IOWA GOT SAFER IN 2013 Iowa is a pretty safe place. We rank among the 10 most peaceful states in America in the 2012 U.S. Peace Index report, which looks at homicide, violent crime, policing and prison rates. We … Continue reading

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Meanwhile Back In Iowa… Manure-Laden Water!

DNR Investigates Fish Kill in Lyon County DOON – On Labor Day, the Iowa DNR investigated a fish kill on the Little Rock River east of Doon in Lyon County. A concerned citizen reported the fish kill to DNR … Continue reading

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Preventing Floods, Saving Tax Dollars

This spring, Iowa again saw rising rivers and streams across the State due to record levels of rainfall. As Iowans, the threat of flooding never seems far away, and it’s only getting worse. Each time waters begin to rise, thoughts of … Continue reading

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Rummage In The Ramp

Once again Iowa City will hold what is one of the more interesting events in their calendar year. Yep, the Rummage in the Ramp. This is a great way of recycling very useful items that may otherwise end up in … Continue reading

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Is Your Community About To Be Corporate Factory-Farmed? Find Out About “Rights-Based” Organizing

If your community is going to be “hydro-fracked, factory-farmed, used as a dumping ground for sewage sludge, drilled for corporate water withdrawals, used as a laboratory for genetically modified seeds; used for a transmission line, pipeline, or other energy project … Continue reading

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Attend Environmental Lobby Day 2013 At The Iowa Statehouse The Iowa Environmental Council cordially invites members and supporters to our 2013 Environmental Lobby Day at the statehouse. This year’s event will be especially memorable because members of the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Alliance and the Iowa’s Water … Continue reading

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