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Rock Salt: Necessary Evil?

January 30, 2016

While rock salt makes getting around Iowa in the winter time a whole lot easier, higher amounts can have a negative impact on aquatic life, water quality, and can create salt pockets that turn into dead zones.


The Little Shell Game on the Prairie

January 19, 2016

The 2014 Farm Bill promised to strengthen crop insurance and make it more affordable for beginning farmers. That brave new world dawned when President Barack Obama signed the Farm Bill into law on Feb. 7, 2014 – but not really.


A Conservationist's Guide to the Iowa Democratic Caucus

January 12, 2016

The issue of climate change polls better for Democrats than any other issue. As the caucuses come closer, the conversation about renewable energy, conservation, and fighting climate change is likely to not only continue, but to get more detailed and policy-driven. Clinton, Sanders, and O’Malley have created a solid foundation to build upon.


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