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God Made Me Do It
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Discussion of the moral issues related to Iowa water pollution.
Mea Culpa--Nitrate event that wasn't
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Retraction of data related to Upper Iowa nitrate episode.
Friday, August 20, 2021
Ag propaganda and claims of improvements in nutrient loss are examined.
Truth or Consequences
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
This post evaluates and ranks overall water quality for 44 Iowa streams.
Means, Ends, and Granfalloons
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Essay discussing pushback from a member of the Iowa legislature, and agriculture's objectives and strategies for water quality in Iowa.
Crap and Trade
Friday, July 16, 2021
What will Iowa's new carbon task force do? And what about the Growing Climate Solutions Act, recently passed by the U.S. Senate? It's high time to clarify what these programs do and why it is not appropriate to call them markets.
The Swine and the Swill
Friday, July 2, 2021
Decades ago, physicist Edward Teller made some predictions with startling relevance to today's events.
Des Moines River Discharge Anomaly
Friday, June 25, 2021
Des Moines River flow exceeded that of the Mississippi River on this day.
Take this Stream and Shove It
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Blog entry on the Iowa Supreme Court decision dismissing water-quality concerns in the Raccoon River.
Raccoon River Discharge: 2021 vs. Other Drought Years
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Drought has hit Iowa hard in 2021. How does this dry spell compare to legendary droughts in 1934 and 1956?
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