Tag Archives: climate change

Time To Have A Conversation About Human Population Growth And Climate Change

Nobody talks about over-population anymore. Which is why this blog post by Nicholas Johnson is so important to be shared.  When you get to the part about the number of cars on the road it cuts through your denial and … Continue reading

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Update on Iowa CO2 Pipelines

While driving to the Democratic office in North Liberty after a shift of door knocking, I passed a seemingly endless line of black tank cars waiting to be loaded with ethanol or corn syrup in Cedar Rapids. That Iowa’s vast … Continue reading

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Environmental Round Up – It’s Getting Hotter

I’ve written about the environment on Blog for Iowa since my first post on Feb. 25, 2009. Never in the time since then has there been more happening regarding degradation of our environment. As Scott Duncan’s graphic above indicates, it … Continue reading

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Webinar: Burn Hydrogen At Home?

Why in the world should we be concerned about hydrogen? The answer comes from utility companies and can be summed up in two words: hydrogen blending. Gas companies across the country are proposing to blend hydrogen gas with methane to … Continue reading

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Crops in Northwest Iowa Suffer Due to Drought

Photo credit: Josie Taylor | July 6, 2022. This is the second in our July series called Feature Friday. Iowa Environmental Focus, a product of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER) at the University of Iowa, is … Continue reading

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West Virginia v. EPA

What is the meaning of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency? Certainly it is a setback for the environmental movement. A court bought and paid for by the billionaire class did industrial polluters … Continue reading

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Carbon Capture in Iowa

Carbon Capture in Iowa by Sheri Deal-Tyne, Health and Energy Policy Researcher, PSR, Iowa. A LodestoneAt this moment, three different carbon capture and pipeline projects have been proposed and are being debated in Iowa. The Iowa projects are significant at … Continue reading

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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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