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Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes

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Studies warn that climate change will threaten corn production in coming decades. Meanwhile, farmers are experimenting with new planting methods in hopes of slowing soil erosion from torrential rains.

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on Aug 13, 2014 at 05:50 AM

Neonic insecticides widespread in Iowa waters -study

(via reuters.us.feedsportal.com)

(Reuters) - A class of insecticides popular with corn and soybean farmers in the U.S. Midwest but feared as a factor in the decline of U.S. honey bee colonies and other crop pollinators, has been found to be widespread through rivers and streams in Iowa, according to a government study released on Thursday.

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on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:50 PM
IndyCar 2014: Iowa Corn 300...

IndyCar 2014: Iowa Corn 300 Results Final

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A good tire call saw Ryan Hunter-Reay and his Honda-powered Andretti Autosport racer steal the Iowa Corn 300 from Tony Kanaan with less than 2 laps to go!The post IndyCar 2014: Iowa Corn 300 Results – Final appeared first on Gas 2.

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on Jul 13, 2014 at 06:20 PM
IndyCar 2014:  Iowa Corn 30...

IndyCar 2014: Iowa Corn 300 Results Qualifying

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Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan made the front row of tonight's Iowa Corn 300 an all-Ganassi affair, and the front of the field is dominated by Chevrolet power!The post IndyCar 2014: Iowa Corn 300 Results – Qualifying appeared first on Gas 2.

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on Jul 13, 2014 at 04:55 AM
Body of Iowa teen swept int...

Body of Iowa teen swept into storm sewer found

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Cedar Rapids police say the body of a teenager swept into a storm drain has been found more than a mile away in a lake.

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on Jul 01, 2014 at 10:20 PM
EPA Carbon Standards and Io...

EPA Carbon Standards and Iowa: Breezing Past Proposed Goals

(via switchboard.nrdc.org)

Henry Henderson, Director, Midwest Program NRDC, Chicago, Illinois:This post is co-presented with NRDC MAP Energy Policy Fellow and native Iowan Katharine McCormick. The Des Moines Register’s editorial board applauded the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proposing the first standards for carbon pollution from existing power plants....

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on Jun 06, 2014 at 09:50 PM
Iowa Storms Lave 1 Dead, Ot...

Iowa Storms Lave 1 Dead, Others Injured After Strong Winds Tear Through State

(via www.huffingtonpost.com)

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Iowa say one person is dead and others are injured after powerful storms swept through the state.Keokuk County emergency management coordinator Larry Smith says one person died Sunday when strong winds caused an outbuilding to collapse in a rural area near Kinross. He says the victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of relatives....

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on Apr 28, 2014 at 04:50 PM

Nine More Colleges or Universities in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri Become New Members of EPA s Food Recovery Challenge (IA, KS, MO)

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Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., April 25, 2014) - EPA Region 7 is announcing nine new collegiate members of EPA?s Food Recovery Challenge (FRC), a national initiative aimed at encouraging businesses, organizations and institutions to actively participate in food w...

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on Apr 25, 2014 at 09:56 PM

Studebaker Elementary School and McCombs Middle School in Des Moines, Iowa, Among Top 10 Energy Saving Schools in the U.S. (IA)

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Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., April 17, 2014) - EPA Region 7 announced today that Studebaker Elementary School and McCombs Middle School in the Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition:...

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on Apr 17, 2014 at 09:30 PM

EPA Inspections Reveal Clean Water Act Violations by Former Dairy Owner near Rock Valley, Iowa (IA)

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Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., March 10, 2014) - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) personnel conducted a series of inspections in March and May 2013 at the Double V Dairy, LLC, near Rock Valley, Iowa. As a result of the inspections, the former owner of the dairy has agreed...

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on Mar 11, 2014 at 06:57 AM