Recent Blogs - 2015

Iowa Environmental Voice

As of Nov. 17, 2015, the Iowa Environmental Council's blog, now the Iowa Environmental Voice, is hosted here on the Iowa Environmental Council's website.

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  • Critical clean energy tax incentives extended

    posted by Nathaniel Baer on Friday, December 18, 2015 Today, Congress passed an omnibus budget bill that includes long-term extensions of key tax incentives for wind and solar. These tax incentives have been a significant driver for wind and solar development in Iowa to date, helping the state become a renewable energy leader.

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  • Iowa's natural disaster preparedness

    posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 According to a report released last month, Iowa's preparedness to face the significant and increasing risks posed by changing levels of extreme weather, including extreme heat, drought and inland flooding, is lacking.

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  • From the Great Lakes to the Gulf

    posted on Friday, December 11, 2015 Last week, Agricultural Policy Special Ann Robinson joined researchers, conservation professionals, and farmers from across the U.S. at the Nutrient Management and Edge of Field Monitoring Conference in Memphis, Tenn.

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  • Iowa Rises in Midwest Solar Ranks

    posted by Nathaniel Baer on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 A recent report released by the Energy Information Administration shows Iowa now has more distributed solar installed than most Midwest states. However, on a national scale, the Hawkeye state remains well behind the country's solar leaders, including some with solar resources that are comparable or even less favorable than Iowa's.

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  • Meet our members: Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

    posted on Thursday, December 3, 2015 In this entry of our Meet our Members series, meet long-time Council member organization Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.

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  • 2016 River Town of the Year

    posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Iowa Rivers Revival, a Council member organization that works to restore, protect and help Iowans enjoy our rivers, is currently accepting applications for the 2016 River Town of the Year award.

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  • 2015 Best Development Awards

    posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 1,000 Friends of Iowa, a Council member organization that advocates for responsible land use, is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Best Development Awards.

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  • Committee creates new buzz for central Iowa's water quality woes

    posted by on Friday, November 20, 2015 This past week, the Council's water program staff attended the first series of Iowa's Water Future Advisory Committee meetings convened by Capitol Crossroads. The new effort, convened by municipal and business interests, aims to find solutions to address nitrate pollution in Des Moines' drinking water.

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  • Welcome to our new wesbite!

    posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Welcome to our new website and the new home of the Iowa Environmental Voice, the Iowa Environmental Council's Blog.

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