Iowa Dove Hunters Will Use Lead Shot

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A panel of the Iowa legislature decided to ignore common sense, wildlife professionals, and Iowa’s own Natural Resources Commission and allow lead shot to be used for the new Mourning Dove hunting season. This decision is just plain dumb. Hat-tip to John. Asides

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Dog Travels to Iowa Hospital In Search of Ailing Owner


A miniature Schnauzer named Sissy is making headlines after breaking out of her backyard and traveling to an Iowa hospital in search of her owner. Read More The post Dog Travels to Iowa Hospital In Search of Ailing Owner appeared first on Ecorazzi. Talk about (wo)man’s best friend. Animals News Top News

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Close Call at the Iowa Caucus for Sanders and Clinton


If you are anything like me, you were up ’til the late hours last night, hitting refresh buttons and switching channels like a hyper-caffeinated West Wing character in order to keep up with the results of the Iowa Caucus.

Iowa and South Dakota approached 25 percent electricity from wind in 2012

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Defying conventional wisdom about the limits of wind power, in 2012 both Iowa and South Dakota generated close to one quarter of their electricity from wind farms. Renewable Energy Energy Iowa South Dakota USA wind energy

WATCH: Colbert Goes After Iowa Congressman on Dog Fighting


Steven Colbert took a nice chunk out of Iowa Congressman Steve King for his nonsensical argument against new federal anti-dog fighting laws. Read More The post WATCH: Colbert Goes After Iowa Congressman on Dog Fighting appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News Video stephen colbert steve king

Iowa Activists Push Country Beyond Big Coal Milestone - Compass

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» Iowa Activists Push Country Beyond Big Coal Milestone. Last week, the Sierra Club and anybody who loves clean air celebrated a milestone after a landmark settlement in Iowa pushed the total amount of coal generation retired since 2010 in the U.S. Compass.

Iowa and Wind


In 2009, Iowa became the first state to have more than 10% of its total generated electricity come from wind power. of all electricity generated in Iowa. At the end of 2010, the installed capacity for wind power in Iowa was a little less than 10% of the total wind capacity in the U.S. No significant additions were made to Iowa's wind power generating capacity in 2010.

School Districts Going Greener in Iowa


This semester is starting off a little more green for three Iowa school districts. Ottumwa Community Schools, Pella Community Schools and (most recently) West Liberty Community Schools have begun the semester by implementing GreenRU composting into their food services.

“Longtime Iowa farm cartoonist fired after creating this cartoon.”

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Long-time Iowa farm cartoonist fired after creating this cartoon ( “A freelance cartoonist says he was fired for drawing an editorial cartoon…” This, in America, no less–land of free expression and free press? See below to see how you can help. Watch the video about this, here. “Again, I fall hard in the best interest […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Green

Video: President Iowa Promotes Wind Energy for Economic Growth

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Wind power was at the forefront of the speech as he delivered it at the Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Plant in Fort Madison, Iowa. President Obama was gave a speech today on the importance of green energy opportunities as a crucial component for economic growth in rural America and described the current unemployment situation as a “silent crisis.”.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 14

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Iowa and South Dakota produced almost 25% of their electricity from wind in 2012. Climate Change Energy Environmental News Environmental Science Food Global Warming Green Living International Land Use Sustainable Livelihoods The Green Buzz dead pigs discovery dunkin donuts electricity food deserts fresh food Grist iowa monarch monarch butterflies monarch migration New York Times npr palm oil shanghai south dakota sustainable palm oil Treehugger Water Conservation wind power

Neck and Neck in the Iowa Caucus


With 96 percent of precincts reporting at 11:40 p.m. Eastern, former senator Rick Santorum ( he who thinks "environmentalism is a religion being pushed on the American public" ) was in a virtual tie with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, leading him by just 79 votes.

The Benefits of Trees. ~ Katie Dubow

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EAB has been spotted in Michigan, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Ontario, Quebec and most recently, Colorado.

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Storm clouds in Iowa (from a recent road trip). Photo Credit: Official Second Oldest Daughter of Env-Econ

They’re making vegan leather out of kombucha


Food and Wine reports that researchers at Iowa State University are using the cellulose fibers taken from kombucha tea to make a new substitute for leather. Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University. Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University.

Perez Hilton Speaks Out Against Factory Farming


If you haven’t heard, Florida and Iowa are currently trying to make undercover investigations on farms illegal. Check out Perez’s video below, and if you’re in Florida or Iowa, consider contacting your legislator.

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Deer Management Solutions: It Takes a Village. Literally.

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Because citizens are demanding it — across the nation from New Jersey to Minnesota, from Iowa to Maryland: * Union County, New Jersey is among the longest-standing examples of community-driven deer management. A white-tailed deer. Photo: Kent Mason. By Meredith Cornett.

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When Can Sustainability Drive Business Growth?

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The Iowa Water Quality Initiative provides support for farmers to use these stabilizers because of their potential to keep nitrogen out of rivers and streams. Terraced fields along the Mississippi River near Harper’s Ferry, Iowa.

Here's How to Trick Your Brain Into Eating Better

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He tells us how selling fruit door to door as a kid growing up in Iowa set him on his career path, and he explains why you might want to opt for a "scenic walk" instead of an "exercise walk." We're excited to present another episode of Bite, our new food politics podcast.

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Science: On Earth Day, Hope for a Better Future

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And in Iowa, The Conservancy is working with farmers, agriculture businesses and food distributors to scientifically test farming practices that reduce erosion, keep rivers cleaner, improve soil health and save farmers money. The word “science” means many things to different people.

Dead Zone Redemption

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Forested islands create a maze in the Mississippi River near Iowa. These “opportunity filters” helped us narrow our focus to five states — Iowa (Iowa, Des Moines, Skunk rivers), Illinois (Illinois, Rock rivers ), Indiana (Wabash River), and Ohio (statewide), and Louisiana (Atchafalaya river).

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You can take the fisherman out of Iowa, but you can't take the Iowan out of the fisherman

Google Signs Major Wind Power Contract

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Google made a big move this week to use more renewable energy when they signed a 20-year contract with an Iowa wind farm that will allow Google to purchase wind power at a set rate over the next two decades. Government / Industry google energy google iowa wind farm google wind farm google wind power

World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

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Wind accounted for at least 12 percent of the electricity generated in nine states, including Iowa (27 percent) and South Dakota (26 percent). Iowa will get another boost from a $1.9

Politics Isn’t for the Quiet.

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Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today American Politics bernie sanders big business caucus corruption democrat Feel the Bern GOP Iowa media presidential election responsible journalismIt is glaringly obvious that we need to stand today and every day to shout loud and proud: “We demand better!”.

This #GivingTuesday, Share Why You Love Nature

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For example, Michael England from Prescott, Iowa writes: “Our life journey from birth to death always brings us into the natural state of existence.

Recovery: Prairie Reprise

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And this from Iowa prairie consultant Rich Patterson: “Herbicides are very helpful when you’re cutting exotic woody stuff. Recently it has brought bison to preserves in Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. “We

Viral Video Of The Day: EAGLE WATCH


If any of you have been keeping up with the live Eagle event (not the music group) in Decorah, Iowa, you know that the third egg is about to hatch at any moment now.

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The Top 10 Clean Energy Stories to Be Thankful for in 2013

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  #4) FACEBOOK "LIKES" WIND ENERGY IN IOWA Across the Midwest, 2013 was a banner year for wind energy. billion investment in Iowa's wind industry, representing the largest investment of any kind in state history.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 18

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Bad news for Ash trees in Iowa : the ash borer has been found for the second time in the state. Shark hunts, comets and a car-free city in America? It’s all in today’s green news. A new dinosaur has been discovered in Utah! National Geographic ). A possible “ comet of the century ” could provide a stunning show later this year. ( Fox News ). Sounds heavenly: The only place in America where cars have been banned since 1898. TreeHugger ).

The Smell of Confinement Versus the Smell of Freedom.

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Later, when some CAFOs were about to set up close to her own property, she read the research and discovered that because of the highly concentrated chemicals being emitted, Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Food Green Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Family Featured Today Z ADMIN Food Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today CAFO factory farms Iowa pig farms pigs

Conserving Bison in Indiana. Yes, Indiana.

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American Bison (Bison bison) feeding on spring grass at The Nature Conservancy’s Broken Kettle Grasslands in the northern Loess Hills of Iowa. Capizzo participated in round-ups at the Conservancy’s Dunn Ranch in Missouri and Broken Kettle Preserve in Iowa. “It

A Benefit of the Conservation Reserve Program: Paying Farmers to Grow Clean Water

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The costs of treating this impaired water are so high that the water utility in Des Moines, Iowa filed a federal law suit against the upstream agricultural counties that the city feels are responsible for their impaired water.

Warren Buffett Says Coal Will Be Replaced

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In January of this year, MidAmerican and the Sierra Club reached an agreement in Iowa in which the company retired seven coal-fired boilers and committed to develop a new solar installation at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. billion in Iowa wind power.

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The Green Buzz: Monday, November 18

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An Iowa Rep’s amendment to the Farm Bill could be the end of humane farming standards. There’s a lot of green news to report on today, so let’s get started. The U.S. crushed its stockpiles of ivory on Friday in a message to wildlife criminals: Stop. National Geographic ). Deforestation is still a major problem around the globe as these crushing satellite photos show. Grist ).

99% Spring Has Sprung: Shareholder Actions Underway Across the.

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To get things moving, National Peoples Action (NPA) director George Goehl and nine other members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) went to a Wells Fargo office in downtown Des Moines with a simple, civilized request. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds.

The Most Birds

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Sharon Stiteler , the Birdchick , has the all time high count of Canvasback , in Iowa back in 2010. A recent comment thread on Facebook about absurdly high counts of some species in the eBird database got me curious. Who has seen the most Green Herons at one time? Painted Buntings ? Gyrfalcons ? What is the most of any one species that has ever been reported at one time? And how reliable is this data?

Farming, Adapting to Climate Change & the Limits of Imagination

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Yet there are signs of how farmers might respond to this change already: In Iowa, for instance, last year’s drought led to increasing sales of new irrigation equipment. Farm sprinkler irrigation system. Photo by Flickr user Chesapeake Bay Program via a Creative Commons license.

How to Save Money on a Wedding – Top 10 Ways

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In May 2014, after what seemed like an eternity of planning and worry, my wife and I got married in a small-town Iowa church, just steps from her old high school. Our reception was a few miles down the road in a beautiful river valley with a hundred-year-old barn. We were blessed to have a… How to Save Money on a Wedding – Top 10 Ways is a post from Money Crashers. Family & Home Featured Marriage Money Management Spending and Saving EDITJE EDITKT OPTQ

Rick Santorum-Environmentalism is "a Religion that's being pushed on the American Public"


On New Year's Eve, and a few days ahead of the Iowa Caucus , here is Rick Santorum on energy. Environmentalism according to him is nothing to do with risks to humans and every other life form, not driven by a basic desire to keep the planet liveable for our kids and grandkids, nothing like that. It is, according to Rick." an ideology. A religion of its own that’s being pushed on the American public". Here's the transcript of the speech.with the video below. "We