Climate change doubter appointed to head EPA district that includes Iowa

A Wisconsin state official who doubts the existence of climate change and oversaw the elimination of the science bureau of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is the Trump administration’s choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office that covers Iowa. […]

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Updated: Satellite Marches for Science spring up across Iowa in support of the national march

This Earth Day, April 22, people are taking a stand to defend science and evidence-based policy with a March for Science. In addition to the march planned on the National Mall in Washington D.C., over 500 satellite marches are planned around the country and the world. In Iowa, marches are planned in Des Moines, Iowa City, Davenport, Independence, Tipton, Decorah, Dubuque, Mason City and Cedar Falls.

The idea for the march sprang up in the wake of the massive post-inauguration Women’s March and has gained support following actions from the new presidential administration and from state and federal legislators that undermine or ignore scientific knowledge. Over the past few months, the science march’s main Facebook page has gained over 500,000 likes and has been championed by Bill Nye (the Science Guy), who was named one of the honorary national co-chairs, and Jane Goodall. […]

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EPA proposal in Waterloo met with controversy

A proposal to install vapor mitigation systems at a former manufacturing building in Waterloo has alarmed some residents. Groundwater and soil contamination at the former Waterloo Industries building at 300 Ansborough Ave. is the focus of the plan by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The comment period on the plan, which could start this summer, […]

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