Category Archives: Environment

Swallowing The CCS Proposition

Two corporations plan to install Carbon Capture and Sequestration technology to collect CO2 emissions at about 40 ethanol and fertilizer plants spread across Iowa. Next, they plan to permanently bury the resulting liquefied CO2 in deep rock formations in North … Continue reading

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Shine More Light On CCS

The more sunshine that falls on Carbon Capture and Sequestration plans of Summit Carbon Solutions and Navigator CO2 Ventures the better. On Sunday, Erin Jordan of the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported something surprising: “Scientists with the Iowa Geological Survey say … Continue reading

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Climate Change Is Missing In CCS Debate

The language used by supporters of carbon capture and sequestration in Iowa is very specific. Not only doesn’t it include the words “climate change,” it specifically avoids mentioning it. This is a long-standing practice among major agricultural groups. As mentioned … Continue reading

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CCS Push Back And Climate Change

When we took the land after the 1832 Black Hawk Purchase, it was decimated to make neatly cut rectangles of farmland. People are used to that now. Today Iowa farmland is used mostly as a production landscape for hogs, cattle, … Continue reading

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Here Comes Carbon Capture Technology

Let’s be clear about Carbon Capture and Sequestration: it is an unproven technology to enable fossil fuel use when society should be turning away and leaving fossil fuels in the ground. Among the problems with the technology is our government … Continue reading

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Carbon Capture and Sequestration References

Like it or not, Iowa Republicans have hoodwinked us into a carbon capture and sequestration method of addressing the climate crisis. It is common sense that hooking a polluting ethanol plant, coal-fired electricity generating station, or a propane grain drying … Continue reading

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CGRER Iowa Climate Statement 2021

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, The University if Iowa Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research released their annual climate statement at a press conference. Titled Iowa Climate Statement 2021: Strengthening Iowa’s Electric Infrastructure, it was signed by hundreds of Iowa … Continue reading

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Bohannan Endorsed By 314action.org In Ia-02

 https://314action.org/2021/09/09/314-action-fund-endorses-state-rep-christina-bohannan-in-ia-02-race/ 314action.org is a website with this stated mission: We’re on a mission to elect more scientists to Congress, state legislatures, and local offices. As trained problem-solvers, STEM professionals are ready, willing, and able to find solutions for the significant … Continue reading

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How Is Mother Earth Doing On Mother’s Day?

CNBC mini documentary 20 minutes long Why am I writing about climate change when Earth Day was just a couple of weeks ago? Because everyday should be a day when we take care of the only option we have for … Continue reading

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Iowa Public Beach Water Quality

A person could post every year about water quality at Iowa state park beaches. The state fails to adequately reduce nutrient flow into public water. The source is primarily from fertilizer runoff, yet from other sources as well. Last year … Continue reading

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