I hope you find these media links and blog posts informative. Feel free to comment on your impressions.
Some media stories about our work:
National Public Radio, Here and Now. Iowa Sierra Club environmentalists try to stop massive cattle feedlot in state. October 11, 2021. Here and Now
Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 15, 2021. Iowa’s culture of water quality denial runs strong.
Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 9, 2021. Lawmaker tangles with University of Iowa.
Des Moines Register, July 8, 2021. Central Iowa leaders are investing millions in water trails.
Little Village magazine, July 7, 2021. Iowa’s dirty water is getting worse.
Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 5, 2021. Des Moines taking extreme steps to find clean water.
Seattle Times, July 4, 2021. Des Moines faces extreme measures to find clean water.
Des Moines Register, July 4, 2021. With Iowa’s and the ag industry’s carbon efforts, plenty of reason to question motives.
Iowa Public Radio, July 1, 2021. The battle over Bloody Run Creek.
Iowa Capital Dispatch, June 29, 2021. Former head of DNR’s livestock program opposes cattle barns near trout stream.
Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 4, 2021. Water quality: When regulation works.
Storm Lake Times, May 14, 2021. The population problem Iowa should discuss.
Ottumwa Courier, May 12, 2021. The population problem Iowa should discuss: livestock.
Des Moines Register, April 22, 2021. Manure from ag operations ruins waterways.
Iowa Public Radio, April 14, 2021. Advocacy Group Labels Lower Missouri, Raccoon Rivers Among Most Endangered In The U.S.
Iowa City Press Citizen, April 21, 2021. Farm runoff plagues Iowa’s rivers.
Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 8, 2021. Iowa environmental protection is in a coma.
Storm Lake Times, March 25, 2021. Rising livestock numbers feed nitrate load.
Raccoon Valley Radio, March 19, 2021. Raccoon River Watershed Association announces virtual conference.
Perry News, March 15, 2021. Chris Jones to headline 2021 Raccoon Watershed conference.
Daily Yonder, February 25, 2021. Environmentalists make long-shot attempt to ban new factory farms.
Cedar Rapids Gazette, Jan. 10, 2021: Pull the plug on ethanol.
Cedar Rapids Gazette, Oct. 26, 2020: Incentives alone won’t clean Iowa’s dirty water.
Des Moines Register, Feb. 20, 2020: Iowa’s water quality strategy is not working. here’s what should be done instead.
Cedar Rapids Gazette, Jan. 11, 2020: Chronic high water makes this veteran fisherman adjust
Cedar Rapids Gazette, Oct. 28, 2019: Iowa Ideas Conference.
Environmental Factor Newsletter, Aug. 1, 2019: Iowa public meeting tackles water quality, farming, health
UI Daily Iowan, July 16, 2019: Troubled Waters
NWestIowa.com, June 15, 2019: N’West Iowa leads
Little Village, July 19, 2019: For Iowa Brewers, Water Quality is a Really Big Deal
AP News, June 11, 2019: Study: Iowa nation’s top human, livestock waste producer, June 11, 2019:
Iowa Public Radio, June 11, 2019: Scientists Forecast Near-Record “Dead Zone” in Gulf of Mexico this Summer.
Des Moines Register, June 10, 2019: 50 Shades of Brown
Little Village, June 7, 2019: Peak Pig in Iowa
Iowa Environmental Focus, March 7, 2019: Journalists and scientists talked environment at Summit Tuesday.
KCRG-TV News, February 27, 2019: Experts expect negative impact from salt dumped on icy roads.
Cedar Rapids Gazette, Jan. 21, 2019: Research: Large number of CAFOs in Western Iowa increases nitrate in streams
Cedar Rapids Gazette, Jan. 11, 2019: An unwelcome sound of rushing water.
Radio Iowa, Dec. 31, 2018: Des Moines Water Works hasn’t used nitrate removal facility in 2018.
Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 28, 2018: Millet anyone? Facing soil crisis, U.S. farmers look beyond corn and soybeans
Iowa Public Radio, River to River, Dec. 13, 2018: Water Quality Remains a Major Issue in Iowa and Beyond
Science Trends Magazine, Dec. 14, 2018: Restored Oxbows as a Nutrient Reduction Practice in the Agricultural Midwest
Iowa Public Television: Oct. 27, 2018: A Comparison of Two Watersheds (Iowa Land and Sky)
Heritage Radio Network: Oct. 22, 2018: America’s water quality….
Civil Eats, Oct. 18, 2018: A Change to Farm Bill Conservation Efforts
Iowa Public Radio, July 18, 2018: Despite Conservation Changes, Iowa Sends More Nitrate Downriver
National Public Radio, On Point, July 16, 2018: Iowa’s Poor Water Quality Goes South
Water Online, July 13, 2018: Study: Trends in Nitrate Pollution in Gulf of Mexico
Des Moines Register, June 22, 2018: Iowa Nitrogen Pollution…
Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 16, 2018: More precipitation means less fishing
Iowa Public Radio, River to River, June 5, 2018: New Nitrate Study…
Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 30, 2018: Study: Iowa’s share of nitrate to Mississippi, Missouri rivers disproportionate to water flow
Environmental Monitor: May 3, 2018. Crowdsourcing Science and Curiosity Along the Middle Cedar River
Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 25, 2018: Citizen scientists helping test Iowa water quality
Cedar Rapids Gazette, Jan. 21, 2018: Study: Road salt affecting Iowa’s water quality
Daily Iowan, Dec. 8, 2017: UI water remains filtered, officials say
Iowa Farmer Today, Oct. 7, 2017: Wetland improves flood control, water quality
Iowa Environmental Focus, Sept. 28, 2017: Solutions presented for nitrate runoff at Iowa ideas conference
Cedar Rapids Gazette, Sept. 25, 2017: Researcher: Tweaking farming practices could have big water quality impact
Iowa Soybean Association Newsroom, Sept. 22, 2017: Inaugural ideas conference taps water quality
Des Moines Business Record, Aug. 4, 2017: Cleaner water through oxbow restoration
Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER) podcast: Nitrate in Iowa Episode 1.
Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 18, 2017: Conservation group partners with others to restore 40 wetlands
Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 2, 2017: State’s sensor network one of largest in the nation
Little Village Magazine, March 16, 2017: Farm to Stream
Des Moines Register, Nov. 27: Why we need to test water to improve quality
Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER) podcast: Soybean crops found to contribute to stream nitrate levels
Iowa Environmental Focus: Soybeans may play a bigger role in nitrate levels
Corn and Soybean Digest article: Cropping system changes may reduce nitrate
West Fork Crooked Creek sensor deployment: Newly installed Washington County sensor for nitrate
Guest Editorial in Cedar Rapids Gazette on Sunday, June 26, 2016: Scientific Insights into Cleaning Iowa’s Water
KCRG-TV story about Water Quality Information Network: Iowa Water Quality Information System measures nitrate levels across the state