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Earth Month 2015 Bike Challenge

Earth Month 2015 Bike Challenge

It’s Earth Month and April is great time to commute to work and get to class on a bike! Do you have what it takes to win the Earth Month Bike Challeng...

Wanted: Eco Hawks

Wanted: Eco Hawks

All students, staff, and faculty are invited to become Eco Hawks, change agents for sustainability on campus and beyond. Supporting the University of ...

UI Students Host Sustainability-Focused Radio Show

UI Students Host Sustainability-Focused Radio Show

Two University of Iowa students took their sustainability banter to the airwaves earlier this month with the premier of the sustainability-focused tal...

West Campus Energy Plant Planning Approved

West Campus Energy Plant Planning Approved

The Iowa Board of Regents has approved planning of a new $75 million power plant to serve the needs of the University of Iowa campus, which includes. ...

UI cools summer energy bills by consolidating classroom use

UI cools summer energy bills by consolidating classroom use

When you think of a hot and humid Iowa summer, you probably don’t expect to save money on your energy bill without having to break a sweat. But the Un...

UI Investigates Solar After Court Ruling

UI Investigates Solar After Court Ruling

From the Gazette: An Iowa Supreme Court ruling last July changed the playing field for the use of solar energy in the public sector and not-for-profit...

MBA students to consult on UI biomass project

MBA students to consult on UI biomass project

A team of University of Iowa business students are partnering with the UI biomass fuel project to develop technical and operational requirements for a...

Researcher finds Chilean clues to Earth's climate change history

Researcher finds Chilean clues to Earth's climate change history

When University of Iowa Earth and Environmental Sciences associate professor Ingrid Ukstins Peate was studying the bright red waters of Aguas Caliente...

Eastern Iowa Airport partners with ISU and UI on environmental projects

Eastern Iowa Airport partners with ISU and UI on environmental projects

The Eastern Iowa Airport will be converting 63.6 acres of low performing farmland to Miscanthus production that will support the Biomass Fuel Project ...

Eastern Iowa Airport to Plant Miscanthus for UI Biomass Fuel Project

Eastern Iowa Airport to Plant Miscanthus for UI Biomass Fuel Project

From the Des Moines Register: The Eastern Iowa Airport said it plans to incorporate two major conservation initiatives into its 2,000-acre corn-and-so...

Comprehensive Nutrient Runoff Mitigation Guide Created

Comprehensive Nutrient Runoff Mitigation Guide Created

Farmers on a quest to keep more fertilizer on their fields—and out of Iowa’s waterways—may have an easier time finding a solution, thanks to new resea...

UI engineers find switchgrass removes PCBs from soils

UI engineers find switchgrass removes PCBs from soils

University of Iowa researchers have found a type of grass that was once a staple of the American prairie can remove soil laden with PCBs, toxic chemic...

ISU Professor Collaborates With UI on Miscanthus

ISU Professor Collaborates With UI on Miscanthus

Emily Heaton, assistant professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, is profiled in this story from the ISU News Service, about faculty who are usi...

UI to Establish Dedicated Energy Crops in Eastern Iowa

UI to Establish Dedicated Energy Crops in Eastern Iowa

The University of Iowa is about to get reenergized: the university will soon be growing its own crop dedicated entirely to creating energy. The plant—...

Engineering Student Develops Solar Stoves in India

Engineering Student Develops Solar Stoves in India

From IowaNow: Allison Kindig did her homework before coming to the University of Iowa. Four years later, her preparation is still paying dividends. Th...

Study Finds Midwest Flooding More Frequent

Study Finds Midwest Flooding More Frequent

From IowaNow: The U.S. Midwest and surrounding states have endured increasingly more frequent flood episodes over the past half-century, according to ...

Pioneering Perennials in Iowa Soil

Pioneering Perennials in Iowa Soil

From Biomass Magazine: The University of Iowa is searching for the right biomass feedstock to cofire with coal at its power plant, and miscanthus is o...

RecycleMania 2015

RecycleMania 2015

From Feb. 1 to March 28, the University of Iowa will compete in RecycleMania 2015, a competition to recycle the most and waste the least.

Much Work Yet To Be Done to Improve Our Food System

Much Work Yet To Be Done to Improve Our Food System

From Press-Citizen Opinion: The University of Iowa’s current theme semester, “Food for Thought,” will include events, activities, lectures and volunte...

Winter Warriors

Winter Warriors

From Dec. 1 to Dec. 20, 117 bicyclists participated in the University of Iowa's Winter Warrior Challenge, a fun, healthy and environmentally-friendly ...

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