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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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Dealing with Iowa's Nutrient Runoff

In May 2010, I first posted on Blog for Iowa about Iowa’s nutrient runoff and its effect on the Gulf of Mexico, where it creates hypoxia zones. It is a serious problem, grounded in reality, and Governor Branstad, along with … Continue reading

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Iowans are Connected to the Gulf of Mexico

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE “The farm runoff from Iowa and other agricultural states in the Mississippi basin is creating dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico. With the rising temperature of the planet and increasing acidification … Continue reading

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