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Posted by Letters | Aug 15, 2017

The midway is cleared and still. The ice cream is gone. The barns and buildings are closed. It was another great year for the Johnson County Fair. And so it...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Jul 11, 2017

Iowa City community organizations can now apply for a climate action grant worth up to $5,000. The city council has allocated $25,000 for the grants, which will support local climate...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Jun 9, 2017

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Thursday, June 8 committing to honor the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change from which President Donald Trump recently...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | May 5, 2017

The People’s Climate March took place Saturday, April 29 in Washington, D.C. Some Iowans participated there, others took part in sister marches in towns like Iowa City and one group...

Posted by Emma Husar | Mar 23, 2017

Iowa city council members discussed ways to make Iowa City greener -- including moving forward with a climate action steering committee, making the city more bicycle friendly and making it...

Posted by Kasra Zarei | Feb 14, 2017

University of Iowa's Dr. Peter Thorne is also a member of the U.S. EPA's Advisory Board. Of the 17 record-setting hottest years, 16 have occurred since 2000. This year, 2017,...

Posted by Letters | Dec 6, 2016

Illustration by Don Button By Alastair Bland Scientists have warned for decades that greenhouse gas emissions have put the earth on track for calamitous storms, floods, droughts and rising oceans....

Power Plant, Climate Change
Posted by Todd Edwards | Apr 22, 2016

Photo by Kenneth Lu In the wake of the recently released World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Statement on the Status of Global Climate 2015 report, which warns that the world is...

Posted by Lucy Morris | Dec 18, 2015

Forty-five thousand individual participants and 150 countries gathered at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21, earlier this month in Paris. Among them was UI alum Marcelo Mena-Carrasco, a...

Smokestacks
Posted by Little Village | Nov 19, 2015

Photo by Curran Kelleher Scientists have warned for decades that greenhouse gas emissions have put the Earth on track for calamitous storms, floods, droughts and rising oceans. But the world’s...

Posted by Adam Burke | Nov 16, 2015

Jeff Biggers reading Prairie Lights -- Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Jeff Biggers is the Writer-in-Residence in the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability, where he founded the Climate...

Posted by Adam Burke | Oct 13, 2015

Photo by Carl Wycoff Zack Davis, the State Director of NextGen Climate, toured college campuses in Sioux City, Ames, Cedar Falls and Iowa City last week to push his group's...

Groundswell in NY
Posted by Todd Edwards | Oct 8, 2015

Top-down rhetoric, even from the Pope himself, only goes so far. True efficacy in the fight against climate change starts with grassroots organization. -- illustration by Brock Muench On my...

The Yes Men
Posted by Warren Sprouse | Jun 25, 2015

Film is only one weapon in the arsenal of the artist-activists behind 'The Yes Men' series. Laura Nix’s documentary 'The Yes Men Are Revolting' continues...

Posted by Adam Burke | Jan 28, 2015

Today, members of the Great March for Climate Change met with White House officials to discuss the impact of climate change...

The Great Climate March
Posted by Drew Bulman | Aug 19, 2014

What started in California on March 1 has finally made its way to Iowa. The Great March for Climate Action, a cross-country demonstration calling for vigilance in the...