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RecycleMania Update

RecycleMania Update

The first four weeks of RecycleMania have already flown by. We hold onto 3rd place in the Big Ten behind Rutgers and Purdue and ahead of Michigan Stat...

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 ...

Energy Cultures in the Age of the Anthropocene

Energy Cultures in the Age of the Anthropocene

This symposium will look at how humans have shaped our present energy culture and what other energy cultures are possible. It considers the simultaneo...

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 ...

STARS Gold Rating

STARS Gold Rating

An association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable future has given the University of Iowa high marks for its campus-wide sus...

Press Citizen: Weather won't stop UI bicyclists

Press Citizen: Weather won't stop UI bicyclists

The Winter Warrior Challenge was created to demonstrate bicycling is not only possible, it can be fun — even in winter. One hundred twenty cyclists fr...

Press Citizen: Iowa City food waste reduction project recognized by EPA

Press Citizen: Iowa City food waste reduction project recognized by EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency recognized a local food waste reduction collaboration between the city, Iowa City Landfill, East Side Recycling Ce...

Little Village: On two wheels-tips for biking through the winter

Little Village: On two wheels-tips for biking through the winter

Check out these tips from Little Village Magazine on how to bike safely through the winter.

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