Category Archives: water

Algae And The Politics Of Denial

During his July 8 speech on the environment, the president mentioned his administration’s fight with “toxic algae” in Florida 50 miles from his Mar-a-Lago resort. Bruce Hrobak, a bait and tackle shop owner in Port St. Lucie, Fla. gave a … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, water | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Is The Answer To Iowa’s Water Pollution Already Available?

As anyone knows, drainage of farm chemicals into Iowa’s waterways has been one of the most contentious issues in the state in recent years at least if not longer. Farm chemicals that have not been used by the plants in … Continue reading

Posted in Blog for Iowa, water | Tagged ,

Iowa Water Quality And Confirmation Bias

Progressives, farmers and environmentalists heard there is movement in the Iowa legislature to fund water quality and ears perked up — a natural impulse to interpret new events as supporting something we already believe or are working on, also known … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Farming, water | Tagged , , , ,

Chuck Isenhart Addresses Iowa Clean Water Strategy

On Wednesday, Aug. 3, State Rep. Chuck Isenhart issued a press release addressing the need for Iowa government to update the state’s clean water strategy. Following a visit to Louisiana, where he consulted with stakeholders regarding Gulf of Mexico hypoxia, … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, water | Tagged , , , ,

Bottled Water: How Gullible Are We?

“Why do we buy bottled water when it is free from the tap?   Scaring us, seducing us, misleading us – strategies that are all core parts of manufacturing demand. What we should be demanding is clean, safe water for all.”

Posted in water | Tagged , ,

Action Alert: DNR Factory Farm Rules Review

Action Alert from Iowa Citizens for Commuinity Improvement (CCI) The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reviews factory farm rules once every five years. This is our chance to strengthen the rules and hold factory farms accountable! We need YOU … Continue reading

Posted in Calls to Action, Corporate Greed, Environment, Factory Farms (CAFOs), ICCI, Local Events, water | Tagged , , ,

Majority of Iowa Waterways Exceed Drinkable Nitrate Limit KC McGinnis | May 3, 2016 Data from the Iowa Water Quality Information System (IWQIS) shows that more than half of Iowa’s waterways being recorded currently exceed the nitrate threshold of 10 mg/l, with several outpacing levels from previous … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Farming, water | Tagged , ,

Bill Stowe, An Iowa Hero

“We are in a water crisis in this state… We have sold our souls to the devil..”  

Posted in 2016 Election Campaign, Environment, Factory Farms (CAFOs), Iowa legislature 2016, water | Tagged , ,

Legislators Offer New Clean Water Proposal

Contacts: Rep. Chuck Isenhart (563-599-8839) Rep. Marti Anderson (515-360-2397) NEWS RELEASE A new state clean water commission funded by a partnership between taxpayers and farm commodity producers will be the focus of a bill to be introduced this session by … Continue reading

Posted in Iowa legislature 2016, water | Tagged , , , , ,

RFK, Jr. Calls Koch Brothers “Deadly Parasites” On Democracy

Ever wonder why you rarely see Robert Kennedy, Jr. on the TV?  Possibly because he is the most knowledgeable and articulate spokesman for the environment there is, and he is unafraid to tell the truth about corporate greed. Prepare to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Action, Environment, Ring of Fire Radio, water | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment