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Latest Articles by Erin Jordan
Environmental News Apr. 28, 2023 9:18 am31d ago
Chris Jones, whose wry, often-provocative essays have appeared on a University of Iowa blog since 2015, now has written a book called “Swine Republic: Struggles with the Truth about Agriculture and Water Quality.” The book, which includes 55 essays -- including several new to readers -- goes on sale May 19
Environmental News Apr. 28, 2023 1:37 pm31d ago
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will oversee further cleanup at a Marengo explosion site after state officials struggled to enforce deadlines for removing contaminated water and soil.
Energy May. 4, 2023 9:06 am25d ago
Three Iowa energy projects -- and their communities -- stand to benefit from a proposed green hydrogen hub seeking $1 billion in federal money.
Environmental News Apr. 26, 2023 2:18 pm33d ago
The Iowa Senate passed a budget Tuesday that could zero out funding for river and stream sensors that measure nitrate and phosphorus to see if conservation practices are working.
State Government Apr. 21, 2023 6:00 am38d ago
B&B Redemption Center in Cascade is one of a handful of new redemption centers to open in Iowa since the Iowa Legislature last year updated the 45-year-old bottle bill. A major change was increasing the handling fee going to redemption centers from 1 to 3 cents per container. Those extra pennies started flowing in January.
Community Apr. 17, 2023 6:00 am42d ago
As the rates of some sexually-transmitted infections continue to rise, Linn County Public Health is offering $10 gift cards to anyone who gets tested from April 17 to 21.
Local Government Apr. 20, 2023 6:08 pm39d ago
A Cedar Rapids lawmaker has raised concerns about potential underage labor and safety risks at the $52 million Banjo Block development receiving city and state tax incentives.
Environmental News Apr. 13, 2023 4:47 pm46d ago
Monticello has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine after illegal discharges of polluted water from the city’s wastewater treatment plant into the Maquoketa River, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported.
Energy Apr. 13, 2023 8:04 pm46d ago
The proposed Mid-Continent Clean Hydrogen Hub (MCH2) would be competing with other regional proposals for $7 billion available to establish six to 10 green hydrogen hubs as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Environmental News Apr. 12, 2023 5:16 pm47d ago
The EPA said the company broke federal law by not giving safety data sheets to first responders and not issuing an emergency notice after the explosion that injured nine employees — at least two seriously — and caused a fire that took Eastern Iowa firefighters 18 hours to extinguish.
State Government Apr. 10, 2023 9:38 am49d ago
Eastern Iowa officials question whether the Department of Corrections should take over community-based corrections after missteps on parole decisions.
Environmental News Apr. 7, 2023 9:13 am52d ago
‘There are 125 different species of fish in the Mississippi River,’ said Ross Geerdes, executive director of the center, in Lansing. ‘We can’t have all of them, but we’d like to have a dozen or maybe more. People want to look at the underside of the Mississippi River.’
State Government Apr. 10, 2023 10:41 am49d ago
Iowa was one of only four states to turn down $3 million in federal money for planning to prevent climate change after a state official advised against it because there were “strings attached.”
State Government Apr. 5, 2023 9:14 am54d ago
Iowa will pay multinational firm CGI nearly $40 million over 10 years for a cloud-based financial management system after dumping Workday.
Religion & Belief Apr. 4, 2023 11:46 am55d ago
Archbishop Michael Jackels, who has led the Dubuque Archdiocese of the Catholic Church since 2013, will retire for health reasons.