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Environmental news, research and analysis
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2018-12-03 15:38
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
3.12.2018

On The Radio- Benefits of passive building design

Kasey Dresser| December 3, 2018 Passive design can improve energy efficiency on a warming planet As climate change heats up Iowa, how will people stay cool without increasing energy demand? The answer may lie in something called passive design.  This i...
26.11.2018

On The Radio- Increasing global temperatures

Kasey Dresser| November 26, 2018 This weeks segment looks at the effects of growing temperatures from 1901 to 2006.  Transcript: Average global temperatures will only continue increasing if nothing is done. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. The ave...
19.11.2018

On the Radio- Green infrastructure key to keeping urban flooding at bay

Julia Poska | November 19, 2018 This week’s segment looks at flood mitigation approaches that incorporate nature into city design. Transcript: As Iowa’s extreme rain events intensify over time, flood management considerations will need to expand beyond...
29.10.2018

On The Radio- India hoping to open the first fully solar-powered airport

Kasey Dresser | October 29, 2018 This weeks segment looks at prospective plans for India to open the first fully solar-powered airport. Transcript: India is set to open the world’s first fully solar-powered airport. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus...
22.10.2018

On The Radio- Crop enhancement at night

Kasey Dresser | October 15, 2018 This weeks segment looks at a study that tracks how nighttime airflow can affect crops. Transcript:  A new study in Illinois aims to improve crops by tracking how air moves at night. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus...
15.10.2018

On The Radio- Climate change affecting the moss in Antartica

Kasey Dresser | October 15, 2018 This weeks segment highlights the affect of climate change on plant life in East Antartica. Transcript: There is evidence of climate change affecting moss beds in East Antarctica. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. I...
10.10.2018

Iowa Climate Statement 2018

Natalia Welzenbach-Marcu | October 10th, 2018 On Thursday, October 11th, the Iowa Climate Statement is set to be unveiled in Cedar Rapids. Tune in to our Facebook for a livestream of the announcement around 10:30am on 10./11/18!
8.10.2018

On The Radio- Farmers are profiting from environmental conservation

Kasey Dresser | October 7, 2018 This weeks segment talks about an incentive for farmers to be more environmentally friendly.  Transcript: Farmers are finding profitable ways to help the environment. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. Agriculture pra...
17.09.2018

On The Radio- Increasing Summer Heat

Kasey Dresser | September 17, 2018 This weeks segment talks about why Iowa and other mid-latitude states are experiencing hotter summers. Transcript: Summers in mid-latitudes, including Iowa, are warming faster than other seasons, a recent study found....
10.09.2018

On The Radio- Soil Conservation Mapping

Kasey Dresser | September 10, 2018 Transcript: Iowa is now one of the country’s leaders in soil conservation mapping. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. Iowa officials have recently completed a map of the conservation efforts in the state. This map ...
6.09.2018

EnvIowa- Iowa City Climate Action Steering Committee

Eden DeWald| September 6, 2018 Episode 9 of the EnvIowa Podcast gives an inside look at how the City of Iowa City created its climate plan. We spoke with the Iowa City Sustainability Coordinator Brenda Nations, about her role in the planning process, a...
27.08.2018

On the Radio- Air pollution linked to diabetes

Eden DeWald | August 27, 2018 This week’s segment explores a link between air pollution and diabetes. Transcript: Air pollution from power plants, wild fires and vehicle exhaust has been linked to cases of type two diabetes. This is the Iowa Environmen...
20.08.2018

On the Radio- Air quality of national parks

Eden DeWald | August 20, 2018 This week’s segment explores how patronage has affected the air quality of our national parks. Transcript: Poor air quality threatens the beauty of our treasured national parks. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. A rece...
13.08.2018

On the Radio- An excess of parking spaces

Eden DeWald | August 13th, 2018 This week’s segment focuses on the amount of land the parking spaces occupy in Des Moines. Transcript: There are more than nineteen parking spaces for every household in the city of Des Moines, a new report shows. This i...
6.08.2018

On the Radio- The coral of the future

Eden DeWald | August 6, 2018 This week’s segment explores efforts in Hawaii to grow corals resistant to bleaching. Transcript: Scientists are attempting to speed up evolution in an effort to save coral reefs. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. Biolo...
30.07.2018

On the Radio- Flooding in Polk County

Eden DeWald | July 30, 2018 This week’s segment discusses the recent flooding in Polk County. Transcript: Flooding in Polk County has impacted over five thousand homes this summer. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. A June 30 torrential rain storm b...
23.07.2018

On the Radio- Biodiversity may reduce asthma

Eden DeWald | July 23, 2018 This week’s segment details a study that found a correlation in asthma reduction and a biodiverse environment. Transcript: Biodiverse living spaces can have a positive affect on your child’s health This is the Iowa Environme...
16.07.2018

On the Radio- Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

Eden DeWald | July 16, 2018 This week’s segment explores a study focused on removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Transcript: Scientists and engineers at Harvard believe they may have found a way to convert carbon dioxide pollution into usable f...
9.07.2018

On the Radio- Reacting to flooding in Iowa

Eden DeWald | July 9, 2018 This week’s segment covers how devastating recent floods in Iowa have been, and what the Iowa Legislature has done to respond to them. Transcript: At least 951 presidential flood-emergency declarations have been made in the s...
2.07.2018

On the Radio- The benefits of rotational grazing

Eden DeWald | July 2, 2018 This week’s segment gives insight into rotational grazing and how it can benefit farmers. Transcript: Iowa farmers may be able to use conservation grazing as a way to help encourage prairie growth. The is the Iowa Environment...
25.06.2018

On the Radio- Budget cuts for Australia’s Department of Environment and Energy

Eden DeWald | June 25, 2018 This week’s segment focuses on changes within the Australia Department of Environment and Energy. Transcript: Budget cuts threaten Australia’s ability to protect its endangered species. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. ...
18.06.2018

On the Radio- Beavers may help to reduce pollution

Eden DeWald | June 18, 2018 This week’s segment focuses on a new study about the ecosystem services that beavers provide. Transcript: Beavers could help contain pollutants in ponds and streams. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. Hydrology professor ...
11.06.2018

On the Radio- The reduced carbon impact of electric buses

Eden DeWald | June 11, 2018 This week’s segment discusses the findings of a new study about the reduced carbon impact of electric buses. Transcript: A new study describes the health and economic benefits of electric school buses. This is the Iowa Envir...
4.06.2018

On the Radio- Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano

Eden DeWald| June 4, 2018 This weeks segment discusses the recent surge in activity from the Kilauea Volcano. Transcript: Kilauea is currently the world’s most active volcano. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. The Kilauea Volcano is located on the ...
21.05.2018

On The Radio – Energy consumption at Google

Kasey Dresser | May 21, 2018 This weeks segment looks at how Google was able to reuse more than 100% of the energy they consumed in 2017.  Transcript: Google has become one of the biggest corporate buyers of renewable energy. This is the Iowa Environme...
14.05.2018

On The Radio- Changing fuel emissions standards

Kasey Dresser | May 14, 2018 This weeks segment looks at the EPA’s reevaluation of America’s fuel efficiency standards.  Transcript:  The EPA is reevaluating the national fuel efficiency standard for American automakers. This is the Iowa Environmental ...
7.05.2018

On The Radio- Solar Energy

Kasey Dresser | May 7, 2018 This weeks segment looks at activity in the solar energy industry during the first quarter of the year. Transcript: The worldwide solar energy industry is booming in 2018.    This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. Renewable s...
4.05.2018

A visit with Dr. James Hansen discussing his relationship with Dr. Van Allen

  Kasey Dresser | May 4, 2018 The University of Iowa was very lucky to receive a visit from scientist, researcher, and adjunct professor Dr. James Hansen. He was gracious enough to sit down with us and interview. Today’s video talks about his relations...
3.05.2018

A visit with Dr. James Hansen and his advice to students

Kasey Dresser | May 3, 2018 The University of Iowa was very lucky to receive a visit from scientist, researcher, and adjunct professor Dr. James Hansen. He was gracious enough to sit down with us and interview about his work, education, and relationshi...
2.05.2018

A visit with Dr. James Hansen about his work

Kasey Dresser | May 2, 2018 The University of Iowa was very lucky to receive a visit from scientist, researcher, and adjunct professor Dr. James Hansen. He was gracious enough to sit down with us and interview about his work, education, and relationshi...
30.04.2018

On The Radio- Plastic pollution

Kasey Dresser | April 30, 2018 This weeks segment looks at the negative impacts of increasing plastic pollutants in our environment.  Transcript:  Plastic entering our environment is a growing concern! This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.  Plastic pol...
23.04.2018

On The Radio- Nitrogen oxide and agriculture

Kasey Dresser | April 23, 2018 This weeks segment looks at how agriculture affects nitrogen oxide emissions in California.  Transcript:  Agriculture is a large emitter of nitrogen oxide gases in California. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. Over th...
16.04.2018

On The Radio- 2,500 chemicals sites at risk for floods

Kasey Dresser | April 16, 2018 This weeks segment looks at chemical sites across the U.S. that are located in flood risk areas.   Transcript: Twenty five hundred toxic chemical sites in the U.S. are located in areas with high risk for flooding.  This i...
9.04.2018

On The Radio- A decade since the 2008 flood

Kasey Dresser | April 9, 2018 This week’s segment looks at statistics from 10 years ago when Iowa experienced the 6th largest FEMA disaster in the U.S.  Transcript: This year marks a decade since the historic Iowa Floods of 2008. This is the Iowa Envir...
26.03.2018

On The Radio- Eco-friendly sunscreen

Kasey Dresser | March 26, 2018 This week’s segment looks at a new company working to create environmentally safe sunscreen.  Transcript:  An eco-friendly sunscreen is currently being developed in an attempt to help the environment. This is the Iowa Env...
19.03.2018

On The Radio- Harnessing the ocean for renewable energy

Kasey Dresser | March 19, 2018 This week’s segment looks at a Canadian company that is trying to use ocean tides to create renewable energy.  Transcript:  A Canadian company is looking to harness the tidal pull of the ocean for energy. This is the Iowa...
12.03.2018

On The Radio- Phosphorus in fresh water

Kasey Dresser | March 12, 2018 This week’s segment looks at the high levels of phosphorus in the world’s fresh water.   Transcript: The world’s freshwater is becoming overloaded with phosphorus. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. Phosphorus is an es...
5.03.2018

On The Radio- 793 gigagrams of mercury found in Alaska

Kasey Dresser | March 5, 2018 This week’s segment looks at research published in last month’s Geophysical Research Letters about the amount of mercury found in Arctic permafrost in Alaska. Transcript:  New research states that Arctic permafrost in Alas...
26.02.2018

On The Radio- Graphene Film

Kasey Dresser | February 26, 2018 This week’s segment looks at research from Australia that’s working toward making clean water accessible to everyone.  Transcript:  A new invention from Australian scientists could filter even the most polluted water i...
19.02.2018

On The Radio- 2017 Water Summary

Kasey Dresser | February 19, 2018 This week’s segment summaries the report from the 2017 Iowa DNR’s Water Summary. Transcript:  The Iowa DNR’s Water Summary Update reported less rainfall than normal for 2017. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus. In 20...
12.02.2018

On The Radio- Testing for bacteria in drinking water

Kasey Dresser | February 12, 2018 This week’s segment looks at a new invention from the University of Bath that tests for bacteria in drinking water.  Transcript: A breakthrough invention at the University of Bath could help millions stay safe from pol...
5.02.2018

On The Radio- Waste Free Living

Kasey Dresser | February 5, 2018 This week’s segment looks at a company in New York that focuses on making waste free living accessible to everyone.  Transcript: A recent waste free living trend has emerged and 2 NYU graduates are aiming to make the li...
29.01.2018

On The Radio- The affects of mass producing corn

Kasey Dresser | January 29, 2018 This week’s segment looks at research from the University of Wisconsin regarding corn’s ability to adapt to environmental changes. Transcript: Researchers at the University of Wisconsin report that mass produced corn ha...
15.01.2018

On The Radio–Bitcoin and the environment

Natalia Welzenbach-Marcu | January 15th, 2018 This week’s segment looks at Bitcoin, the rise of digital currency and its surprisingly large impact on the environment. Transcript: The rise of digital currency, Bitcoin, may be impacting the environment. ...
5.01.2018

California Wildfires

Kasey Dresser | January 5, 2018 Hello everybody! I’m Kasey and I’m a student at the University of Iowa. I’m currently visiting home during winter break in beautiful San Diego, California. And as I’m sure you seen on the news I came home after an extrem...
1.01.2018

On The Radio – UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change

Jenna Ladd | January 1, 2017 This week’s segment discusses how climate change is becoming more threatening to natural wonders around the world.  Transcript: Climate change now threatens one in four Natural World Heritage sites. This is the Iowa Environ...
1.01.2018

On The Radio–The 4th national Climate Change Assessment

Natalia Welzenbach-Marcu | January 1st, 2017 This week’s On The Radio segment discusses the recently released Climate Change Assessment. Transcript: In early December, the first draft of the 4th national climate change assessment was released. This is ...
18.12.2017

On The Radio – California lists glyphosate as a carcinogen

Jenna Ladd | December 18, 2017 This week’s On The Radio segment discusses how some farm groups are suing California for considering glyphosate a cancer causing chemical.  Transcript: Iowa and a dozen other state farm groups are suing California for lis...
11.12.2017

On The Radio – United Nations Environment Programme seeks to tackle air pollution

Jenna Ladd | December 11, 2017 This week’s On The Radio segment discusses how the United Nations released an anthology with suggested methods for reducing pollution worldwide.  Transcript: As global pollution increases, action is needed now more than e...
4.12.2017

On The Radio – Iowa City Climate Action and Adaptation Plan underway

Jenna Ladd | December 4, 2017 This segment discusses what Iowa City’s citizens are doing to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate.  Transcript: There was standing room only at the Iowa City Climate Action and Adaption community meeting last month. T...