A Coralville developer has agreed to pay a $3,000 penalty after a contractor pumped dirty water from the construction of Trail Ridge Estates, west of Solon, into a storm drain that goes into Mill Creek and later, Lake Macbride.
By Josh Rosenberg - The Lens
Environmental News Nov. 28, 2022 6:00 am1d ago
A record-breaking drought throughout the Mississippi River basin is finally beginning to ease, federal officials say.
Jared Strong, Iowa Capital Dispatch
Environmental News Nov. 25, 2022 6:00 am4d ago
A Muscatine company that operates a large, gas-powered dryer to process sand that it sells has failed for decades to obtain permits to update and operate it, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
By Bennet Goldstein, Wisconsin Watch; and Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco, WNIJ Northern Public Radio
Environmental News Nov. 20, 2022 1:12 pm8d ago
This fall, the towns and rural farmsteads along the Mississippi River received alarming news about their drinking water. Chemicals from a large 3M factory north of Cordova found a way into the river and their wells.
By Jared Strong - Iowa Capital Dispatch
Agriculture Nov. 13, 2022 12:29 pm15d ago
Widespread rainfall last week in the southeastern half of the state significantly reduced drought conditions.
By Chloe Johnson - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Environmental News Nov. 8, 2022 6:00 am21d ago
The requirement, part of an EPA administrative order, comes as the agency is accelerating its response to so-called “forever chemicals.”