Tag Archives: environment

The False Hope Of Biomass

“Earlier this year, the European Union was celebrated in headlines across the world when renewable energy surpassed the use of fossil fuels on the continent for the first time in history,” wrote Majlie de Puy Kamp for CNN. The European … Continue reading

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Is Jessica Reznicek A Terrorist?

Jessica Reznicek, a 39-year-old environmental activist and Catholic Worker from Des Moines, Iowa, was sentenced in federal court June 30 to eight years in prison for her efforts to sabotage construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. In November 2016, Reznicek … Continue reading

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Iowa Officials Call For Clean Transportation Investment

Des Moines, Iowa – On Thursday, July 15, at 10 a.m. CDT, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, State Representative Marti Anderson and Des Moines City Council member Josh Mandelbaum will join climate and public health advocates for a virtual press … Continue reading

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Earthrise Studio Is Here

I met Finn Harries at the May 2015 Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He and his identical twin brother Jack had turned their attention, and that of their large YouTube following, to work on the climate … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Senators and Climate Change

In March I wrote my U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst about the climate crisis as follows: I hope you will support the efforts of the Biden administration to act to mitigate the effects of our changing climate. Naturally … Continue reading

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In Contrast, Democrats Will Install Competent Government

The previous post today allowed me to do some venting on the incompetence of Republican led governments in general, and also the utterly miserable incompetence shown by the current administration. While the previous post concentrated on how the American people … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power Is Not The Answer

In 2018 NextEra Energy Resources announced plans to retire the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC) — a 615-MW nuclear power plant located in Palo, Iowa — before the end of 2020. NextEra’s main customer at DAEC, Alliant Energy, will buy … Continue reading

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Taking Seeds From The Prairie

Is it wrong to collect seeds from a prairie restoration project for use in a home garden or another prairie restoration project? I posed the question on social media. While the responses weren’t that many, they were a unanimous yes. … Continue reading

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A Climate Action For Every Iowan

Iowa Public Television devoted its weekly Iowa Press program to climate change. Dr. Gene Takle, Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University and Dr. David Courard-Hauri, Professor and Director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Drake University faced reporters … Continue reading

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Getting Attention On Climate Change

Ed Fallon is a friend of Blog for Iowa and we support what he does with his radio program and his advocacy against oil and natural gas pipelines in Iowa. He caught the attention of Democrats in Cedar Rapids last … Continue reading

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