Category Archives: Iowa Environmental Council

Iowa Environmental Council Weekly Water Watch

(Editor’s Note: The Iowa Environmental Council monitors harmful algae blooms throughout the state. Here’s a link to their July 20 report). Weekly Water Watch is really about this:  taking a minute to 1) see Iowa’s lakes as resource, 2) understand … Continue reading

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Environmental Lobby Day At The Iowa State Capitol

Action alert from Iowa Environmental Council: Environmental Lobby Day & REAP Day at the Capitol 2017 Clean water, soil health, expanding access to clean energy, parks and trails, preserving wildlife habitat, growing wind, solar and energy efficiency in the state … Continue reading

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Iowa Breaks Beach Warnings Record

(Editor’s Note: The Iowa Environmental Council released this statement Aug. 14 on record levels of microcystin produced by certain types of algae blooms. They rightly associate the problem with the nutrient-rich soup lakes and waterways have become as a result … Continue reading

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Iowa And The Clean Power Plan

(Editor’s Note: The Iowa Environmental Council released the following Aug. 3. The coming debate will be about whether or not, and how, Iowa complies with the new rules. The press release outlines what they are). Clean Power Plan presents opportunity … Continue reading

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Iowa's Algae Blooms

Iowa recreational lakes have become a nutrient-rich soup in which blue-green algae thrives.  The Iowa Environmental Council won’t say what I will: nutrient runoff from agriculture, and to a much lesser extent from home lawn applications, is a key ingredient … Continue reading

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While Waiting for Iowa Jobs to Trickle Down

While Waiting for Iowa Jobs to Trickle Down by Paul Deaton Iowa Republicans have a plan to create jobs and a generation ago, it would have been called a “trickle down economy.” Today, they call it “Iowa is Open for … Continue reading

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2009 QC Earth Charter Summit – Local Foods

2009 QC Earth Charter SummitBuilding a Local Foods Movement By Caroline Vernon You’re invited to attend! The 2009 Quad Cities Earth Charter Summit“Building a Local Foods Movement”Saturday, September 26, 2009, 9am-3pmAugustana College – Wallenberg HallLocal Food is the theme of … Continue reading

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Mindfully Green in 2009 and Beyond

Happy New Year progressive family! I wanted to share with you all the details of the upcoming Inaugural Ball here in the Quad Cities at the Davenport River Center on January 20th… but that will have to be the subject … Continue reading

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‘Earthapalooza’: Iowa City’’s Earth Day Extravaganza

‘Earthapalooza’: Iowa City’'s Earth Day Extravaganza By Mike CarberryThe Iowa Global Warming Campaign, Sierra Club and I-Renew are hosting a special “Earth Day” event on Tuesday, April 22, which is open to members of the public. The event offers free … Continue reading

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Rally for Conservation!

Rally for Conservation! By Lynn Laws, Communications Director, Iowa Environmental Council   Join others at the Statehouse on April 9! Please join other Iowans for a rally at the statehouse, in Des Moines, on April 9, to advocate in support of … Continue reading

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