WASHINGTON DC (September 30, 2019) — Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $15 million in funding for technical assistance and training providers to improve the water-quality of small and private water-systems that are often located in rural communities across the United States. Ensuring everyone has access to clean and safe water, no matter the size of the water-system, is a top priority for EPA.

WEST BRANCH, IOWA (September 30, 2019) — As President, Herbert Hoover increased the area of national parks by 40 percent. David Kroese, author of The Centennial: A Journey Through America's National Park System, presents on over twenty parks that Hoover added or enlarged during his administration. The talk begins at 2PM on Saturday, November 9 in the Visitor Center at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site.


DES MOINES, IOWA (September 26, 2019) — More than 100 community and business leaders from around the state gathered for the Bright Ideas Breakfast at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines for a morning program on clean energy opportunities for Iowa, exploring how investment and policy efforts in energy efficiency, electrification, and renewable development improves the economy and the environment.  

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 25, 2019) — More than 200 stakeholders who represent interests that range from agriculture, manufacturing, energy and navigation to tourism, the environment and flood control will convene in the Quad Cities Oct. 23-24 to discuss improving and utilizing the Upper Mississippi River and sustain the benefits provided.

LENEXA, KANSAS (September 25, 2019) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching its eighth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition that is open to colleges and universities across the country. EPA seeks to engage with students to design innovative green infrastructure-solutions for stormwater-management, showcasing the environmental, economic, and social benefits of these practices.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (September 25, 2019) — Mayor Bob Gallagher of Bettendorf, Iowa, is representing the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative for a series of meetings during in New York during UN Climate Week, including speaking at the Sustainable Innovation Forum in New York September 25.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 24, 2019) — The Terracon Foundation announced a $2,500 grant to Living Lands and Waters, a river-cleanup organization that hosts river-cleanups, educational workshops, tree-plantings, invasive-species removal projects, and other key conservation efforts in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee.

WASHINGTON DC (September 24, 2019) — Today, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Water Workforce Initiative to help cities and communities across the country facing critical staffing shortages for the operation and maintenance of essential drinking water and wastewater-infrastructure.

IOWA CITY, IOWA (September 19, 2019) —Just weeks after July 2019 became the hottest month in 140 years of record-keeping, 216 science-faculty and researchers from 38 Iowa colleges and universities have endorsed the ninth-annual Iowa Climate Statement 2019: Dangerous Heat Events to Become More Frequent and Severe.