A new inventory maps which sectors decreased — or increased — their contributions to climate change.
Articles Tagged: Climate change
Local Government May. 2, 2023 9:46 am29d ago
International Paper’s Cedar River Mill plant at 4600 C St. SW — the largest 100 percent recycled paper mill in the Americas — broke ground Monday on its expansion project to generate an alternate steam supply and transition off coal-powered steam.
Energy Apr. 28, 2023 12:27 pm33d ago
Three of Iowa’s largest metro areas -- Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City -- will seek $1 million each in federal climate change planning money available because the state declined the funds.
Local Government Apr. 26, 2023 4:34 pm34d ago
Another eight Cedar Rapids parks are slated to be revamped with community garden plots over the coming years as a step toward expanding access to healthy food and advancing climate action across the city.
Weather Apr. 16, 2023 5:00 am45d ago
While historical trends are tough to analyze, severe weather of the future may shift to be more variable and severe.
Environmental News Apr. 6, 2023 5:26 pm54d ago
The area is one of 18 communities chosen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for its urban heat island mapping campaign.
Environmental News Dec. 12, 2022 6:00 am170d ago
The impacts of climate change hit communities across the country, yet voters in rural communities are the least likely to feel Washington is in their corner.
People & Places Nov. 22, 2022 3:20 pm189d ago
Shanza Sami’s invention could soon bring one of the first major updates to the catalytic converter in decades.
By Connor Giffin - Louisville Courier Journal
Environmental News Oct. 20, 2022 6:00 am223d ago
States across the Mississippi River basin are experiencing drought more commonly found in the arid Southwest, federal data show. The dryness has disrupted agriculture, beached barges and upset ecosystems across large swaths of the Midwest, Great Plains and beyond, in epic proportions — even as the region also sees climate change-induced increases in rainfall.
State Government Oct. 14, 2022 6:00 am229d ago
The 4-plus years since Justin Glisan was hired have included historic droughts, flooding and storms like the 2020 derecho.
By Brittney J. Miller, The Gazette; Eva Tesfaye, Harvest Public Media; Halle Parker, WWNO-New Orleans Public Radio
Environmental News Oct. 11, 2022 10:42 am232d ago
As rainfall has increased — a symptom of our warming atmosphere — the frequency of flooding has intensified. Now, river-adjacent communities like Cedar Rapids are turning away from flood mitigation to instead make room for the water.
By Bryce Gray, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Connor Giffin, The Courier-Journal
Environmental News Oct. 10, 2022 5:30 am233d ago
A journalism partnership of more than 14 newsrooms — including The Gazette — asked climate scientists to analyze 50 years of rainfall patterns. They found that some parts of the U.S. now receive up to 8 more inches of rain each year than they did 50 years ago.
Adam Goldstein, Columbia Missourian
Agriculture Aug. 19, 2022 6:00 am285d ago
Climate change is redrawing the agricultural map of the United States. As corn becomes less economically viable with changing Midwestern weather patterns, farmers look to a more diverse future.
Higher Ed Aug. 12, 2022 3:47 pm291d ago
After regent Nancy Boettger warned Iowa State University last month to keep free speech in mind while teaching on the “politically charged topic” of climate science, she gave ISU a pair of books from the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change — which denies the notion of human-induced climate change.
Caleb McCullough, Gazette-Lee Des Moines Bureau
Government & Politics Aug. 3, 2022 6:37 pm300d ago
Brenna Bird pointed to several administrative rules that she said she’d challenge in court as Iowa’s attorney general, including plans to change the Waters of the U.S. rule.