UPDATE, Feb. 4, 2020: Andy Dunham added the following comments regarding the decision by Grinnell Heritage Farm to scale back its operations. “We stopped doing farmers markets last season because, after looking at the numbers, we found that we were not gaining ground by going to markets, even in IC or especially DM. We could […]
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IOWA CITY — Several thousand people turned out Friday, Oct. 4, in downtown Iowa City to see Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish activist who has inspired millions of people worldwide to strike for climate change. “We are the change, and change is coming whether they like it or not,” Thunberg told the crowd gathered at […]
On a freelance assignment this weekend on a farm in western Iowa, I bumped into former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, looking rather refreshed after being retired since the end of his term in January. Harkin last month endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president and wasn’t back-tracking on his decision.
Soil doesn’t get the attention that, let’s say, a new organic grocery store or seasonally focused restaurant might, but without healthy soil, you wouldn’t have those organic veggies to buy at the store or served on the menu.
We’ve long read reports about the increased spring rains, elevated chances for flooding and other issues that accompany climate change. A new statement by scientists in Iowa now spells out the human health effects. Iowa scientists investigating climate change are concerned about new infectious diseases arising in the Midwest, as the organisms that carry them, […]
State Sen. Rob Hogg passed along the following about an event this Monday, Sept. 30: Climate Reality in Iowa, Monday, September 30, 6:30 p.m., Solon Public Library – You can join Paul Deaton and myself for “Climate Reality in Iowa ” Monday night at 6:30 p.m. Paul was recently trained by the Climate Reality […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – Ray Archuleta and David Brandt could hold the keys to solving both drought and flooding issues and even climate change. Their sessions during the June 6 soil seminar at Coe College in Cedar Rapids were nothing short of jaw-dropping. It’s probably not often that ‘soil seminar’ and ‘jaw-dropping’ are used in the […]
I’ve heard our own state Senator, Rob Hogg, describe the challenge of climate change as he speaks to groups about his new book. Hogg, a Democrat from Cedar Rapids, compares it to the challenges his parents’ generation faced in winning World War II and fighting the Cold War. “In the climate century, we will not […]
The coming weeks are busy ones with Earth Day/week/month activities throughout Eastern Iowa. Coe College sent information today about a climate change documentary that will be shown in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, April 23, 2013:
U.S. worry about global warming is heading back up after several years of expanded public skepticism. Views on the subject are now near the midpoint in Gallup trends, exemplified by the 58% of Americans who say they worry a great deal or fair amount about global warming. This is up from 51% in 2011 but […]