LENEXA, KANSAS (July 9, 2020) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the 2013 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters. These amendments would further reduce toxic emissions from certain types of units and represent continued clean air progress made by the Trump Administration.

WASHINGTON DC (June 25, 2020)  Lawmakers in the House and Senate jointly introduced 

LENEXA, KANSAS (June 23, 2020) As part of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 

DUBUQUE, IOWA (June 10, 2020) In its third year, the John and Alice Butler Summer Research Fellowship continues to empower University of Dubuque students from all majors to conduct research, prepare for graduate examinations, and visit graduate schools in preparation for their post-university professional lives.

DUBUQUE, IOWA (June 10, 2020)  Fifteen University of Dubuque students will spend their summer researching topics ranging from surveying how habitat and landscape can impact snake populations to analyzing heavy-metal impurities present in cosmetics as part of the Joseph and Linda Chlapaty Summer Research Fellowship.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 29, 2020) — The Iowa Utilities Board issued an order this week approving the Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line. This line will enable thousands of megawatts of clean, low-cost, renewable energy to access the electric grid.


Ranai Srivastav, a senior at Pleasant Valley High School, shows mask extender-straps produced by students in the STEAM on Wheels program that have been donated to frontline workers in the Quad-Cities. More below.

LENEXA, KANSAS (April 17, 2020) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 announced that it has transferred almost 8,000 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This PPE includes gloves, protective suits, boot and shoe covers, protective glasses, and face-shields used to protect first responders and medical personnel exposed to COVID-19. Supplies include:

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 12, 2020) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced a plan to provide $1 million to Iowa counties to assist them with cybersecurity resources ahead of the 2020 elections. Pate made the pledge today during an annual gathering of Iowa’s county auditors.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (February 24, 2020) — Eight Quad City area STEM professionals and one technical organization were recognized by the Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC) at its 58th Annual STEM Celebration on February 20. The event, held at Putnam Museum and Science Center, showcased the exceptional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Professionals, Educators, and the next generation of STEM professionals in the Quad Cities region. The event was held during National