The facility’s retirement, scheduled for the end of the year, brings Alliant Energy one step closer to achieving its renewable energy goals.
Articles Tagged: Iowa Journalism Lab
By Connor Giffin - Louisville Courier Journal
Environmental News Oct. 20, 2022 6:00 am110d 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.
By Erin Jordan, The Gazette; Chloe Johnson, Minneapolis Star Tribune; Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star
Agriculture Oct. 10, 2022 6:00 am120d ago
Farmers’ adaptations to increased rainfall are changing how water moves across the landscape
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 am118d 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.
Environmental News Oct. 10, 2022 5:30 am121d ago
After floods hammered St. Louis and eastern Kentucky this summer, the Ag & Water Desk wanted to know: Is rainfall increasing in the Mississippi River basin? Here’s how we reported it.
By Bryce Gray, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Connor Giffin, The Courier-Journal
Environmental News Oct. 10, 2022 5:30 am122d 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.
By Bennet Goldstein - Wisconsin Watch
Iowa Water Quality Oct. 8, 2022 6:00 am122d ago
The report focuses only on releases from industry - not farm and animal feeding operations, which exacerbate the pollution problem.
By Eva Tesfaye, - Harvest Public Media
Agriculture Oct. 3, 2022 5:00 am130d ago
The U.S. Department of Agriculture spent $7.4 billion in payments to farmers between 2017 and 2020 through two of its biggest conservation programs, but very little of that money went to practices that help fight climate change, according to a report from the Environmental Working Group.
By Brittney J. Miller, The Gazette; Mónica Cordero, Investigate Midwest; and Erin Jordan, The Gazette
Environmental News Dec. 13, 2022 2:56 pm55d ago
Two decades of bacteria and algae have plagued Iowa beaches, leading to constant warnings. The Gazette and Investigate Midwest analyzed 20 years of beach monitoring data from the Iowa DNR. The results show that although individual locations show some progress, Iowa’s beaches overall show little to no improvement.
A secretive group of large energy users -- which could include social media data centers, food processors, manufacturing plants and cryptocurrency mining sites -- said they should be able to buy electricity on the open market rather than from Iowa utilities
By Connor Giffin, Louisville Courier-Journal; Keely Brewer, The Daily Memphian; and Halle Parker, WWNO-New Orleans Public Radio
News Sep. 19, 2022 5:00 am142d ago
A White House program has promised that 40 percent of climate-related funding will go toward historically disadvantaged communities, including low-income communities and communities of color. But will it actually get into the right hands? And how will it be used?