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1 Local Food and Film Festival held at Hearst Center
Johnson--Alex (Student--2020), Lafoe--Will (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:42, p.05
3/9/2020 The Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) co-hosted the Local Food and Film Festival at the Hearts Center for the Arts on March 7. One of the food vendors was UNI Local Food Program, and the Panther Initiative for Environmental Equity and Resilience (PIEER) was one of the non-food vendors. PIEER graduate student Deanna Williams and student fellow at Good Neighbor Iowa (part of CEEE) spoke about the event; photo.
2 Brockovich gives Leopold Lecture
Weber--Colby (Class of 2020), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.02
2/27/2020 President Mark Nook and student Samantha Bennett introduced Erin Brockovich, who gave an Aldo Leopold Lecture titled "The Power of One" on February 25 in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). Brockovich, and environmental activist, spoke on her legal case against the Pacific Gas Company and climate change; photo.
3 The Storm Lake Times: A tale of how a small Iowa paper received a Pulitzer
Duax--Amelia (Student--2017), Davis--Kirby (Class of 2018)
Northern Iowan 114:6, p.01
9/14/2017 Tom Cullen, a reporter at the Storm Lake Times, spoke on the paper's Pulitzer Prize win for reporting on the Des Moines Waterworks lawsuit related to the release of nitrogen into drinking water. Cullen's talk took place on September 7 in Sabin Hall photos.
4 Son of Pulitzer winner coming to UNI
Duax--Amelia (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:4, p.02
9/7/2017 UNI alumni Tom Cullen will speak on the Storm Lake Times' Pulitzer Prize on September 7 in Sabin Hall. The newspaper won the prize for its reporting on dirty groundwater in Iowa. The lecture is part of the Sustainability Lecture Series organized by professor of communication studies Chris Martin and director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) Kamyar Enshayan; photo.
5 Earth Week in full bloom
Upah--Kaylin (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 110:52, p.1
4/21/2014 There are several events on campus promoting Earth Week. These events all focus on ways to reduce environmental impact and protect the environment from pollution.
6 Iowa rivers are choking gulf waters
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:39, p.1
2/24/2014 Professor Mohammad Iqbal is investigating the Cedar River to find out how local agricultural practices are affecting water pollution in the Gulf of Mexico. The Iowa Nutrient Research Center recently approved this project.
7 UNI professor looks to find a solution for degraded water
Public Relations News Release 2013:174, p.1
2/11/2014 UNI professor Mohammad Iqbal has begun a project to examine the Cedar River watershed. There is a lot of water pollution due to agricultural practices. Iqbal hopes to educate people about ways to fix the problem.
8 UNI team developing a tool to accurately predict urban water pollution
Public Relations News Release 2011:113, p.1
11/10/2011 A grant given to the UNI GeoTREE Center will help with a partnership that is going to raise awareness about local pollutants in the water.
9 Pollution v. progress
Becker--Mark Benedict (Class of 2009)
Northern Iowan 105:23, p.10
11/18/2008 Modern agricultural practices challenged; accused of being merely profit oriented. A return to simpler times encouraged.
10 Last Lecture Series
Northern Iowan 104:23, p.13
11/13/2007 Professor Recayi Pecen will speak on the topic "No rush in coal-fired power plant in Waterloo: any better option for Cedar Valley?"
11 Culture Corner: The Grinch
Roos--Nicholas Alexander (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 104:4, p.7
9/7/2007 Has concerns about construction noise, inconvenience, and safety in the College Hill area.
12 Environment the first to suffer from poor leadership
Northern Iowan 103:3, p.10
8/29/2006 Idaho governor praised for stopping coal-fired power plant. Citizens urged to become informed and vigilant on the proposed coal-fired power plant in Waterloo.
13 Camp Dodge receives 2005 Environmental Security Award
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
6/26/2006 The Iowa Army National Guard is recognized for reducing waste and pollution.
14 Will wonders never cease
Paulson--Bryce (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:10, p.5
10/1/2004 Believes people should not use technology as a crutch or as an excuse to remove themselves from responsibility.
15 Don't bemoan gas prices
Paulson--Bryce (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 100:56, p.5
6/11/2004 Doubts reasons to become upset at rising gas prices in America.
16 Disposable products threaten landfills and groundwater
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
4/26/2004 Sue Schauls says that things like throw-away toilet brushes and one-use facial wipes can harm the environment.
17 Sterling agrees to explore options
Hamblin--Ashley (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 100:15, p.1
10/21/2003 Coal dust from UNI coal pile is blowing into Sterling apartments; settling dispute out of court.
18 Letter to the editor: stop CAFO pollution
Haase--Jessica L. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 99:13, p.8
10/15/2002 Encourages readers to stand against the pollution of livestock confinements that pollute water sources due to manure runoff and spillover.
19 What really causes polluted water?
Public Relations News Release 2000:439, p.1
6/4/2001 Bill Stigaliani discusses the possible causes of groundwater pollution.
20 UNI workshop takes on ethanol - MTBE debate
Public Relations News Release 2000:434, p.1
5/25/2001 The seventh annual faculty development workshop for the Advanced Technology Environmental Center will be held June 18-28.
21 Repowering Midwest presentation today
Scudder--Jeffrey (Class of 2003)
Northern Iowan 97:41, p.2
2/27/2001 Presentation provides suggestions for cleaning up pollution in the Midwest.
22 'Repowering the Midwest,' a report on developing clean alternative energy sources, to be topic at UNI Tuesday, Feb. 27
Public Relations News Release 2000:274, p.1
2/23/2001 Bill Leighty will speak on developing clean energy, reducing pollution, and improving the reliability of the power supply.
23 UNI small business environmental compliance workshops take road trip
Public Relations News Release 1999:79, p.1
10/11/1999 IWRC and SBDC will present a series of workshops around the state on environmental laws and regulations for selected types of small businesses; workshop schedule.
24 UNI faculty and students look for solutions to pollution in Iowa lakes
Public Relations News Release 1998:403, p.1
5/27/1999 A group of nine UNI faculty members and fourteen undergraduate students will be studying Iowa's water quality for the next two years. William Stigliani discusses the project, which is funded by a Carver Foundation grant.
25 Pollution-related workshop canceled due to weather
Public Relations News Release 1996:239, p.1
1/27/1997 Weather related travel problems force the cancellation of workshop.
26 Iowa Waste Reduction Center publishes guide
Northern Edition 2:22, p.3
10/5/1994 Publishes manual on preventing chromium pollution.
27 Preventing pollution
Campus News Network 4:4, p.2
10/11/1993 $700,000 agreement with EPA will allow Iowa Waste Reduction Center to establish Small Business Pollution Prevention Center.
28 Unhealthy ground level ozone levels--leading to thousands of deaths.
Public Relations News Release 1990:696, p.1
8/12/1991 Automobile emissions are a major source of ground level ozone.
29 Iowa junior high students learn how to test groundwater quality through University of Northern Iowa program
Public Relations News Release 1990:46, p.1
9/11/1990 Teachers for thirteen school districts will be trained to lead their students in water testing. List of participants.
30 University of Northern Iowa chooses most environmentally beneficial design for new power plant boiler
Public Relations News Release 1990:30, p.1
9/4/1990 New boiler cuts down on emissions of nitrous oxides and sulfur dioxide
31 Concerns about groundwater--quality may be improving
Public Relations News Release 1990:18, p.1
9/3/1990 Changes in farming practices have resulted in improved groundwater quality.
32 Hazardous waste management course set for Oct. 18-20 in Des Moines. In cooperation with Iowa waste reduction center at Northern Iowa
Public Relations News Release 1990:3, p.1
8/22/1990 Topics include regulations, organizational responsibilities, and current problems; meets OSHA training requirements.
33 Air emissions--how clean is the air we breathe?
Public Relations News Release 1989:470, p.1
3/15/1990 Professor John Konefes discusses how coal plants and chemical waste dumps are responsible for much of the air pollution present in Iowa.
34 Plans are underway for the 20th anniversary of Earth Day
Public Relations News Release 1989:470, p.1
3/15/1990 Professor James Reidy coordinates campus Earth Day celebrations to raise awareness of environmental concerns.
35 Lead in landfills--potential threat to the state's groundwater
Public Relations News Release 1989:339, p.1
1/10/1990 John Konefes announces new laws concerning the disposal of lead batteries in landfills. Konefes expresses concern over the amount of metal seeping into the groundwater from batteries, television sets, and other electronics.
36 Nominations being accepted for second annual Iowa Waste Reduction Awards, sponsored by Iowa Waste Reduction Center at University of Northern Iowa
Public Relations News Release 1989:337, p.1
1/10/1990 The Iowa Waste Reduction Center accepts nominations for the annual Iowa Waste Reduction Award. The one-thousand dollar prize will go to the business or industry believed to have devised the most efficient waste reduction system.
37 Is degradable plastic really helping the environment?
Public Relations News Release 1989:329, p.1
1/4/1990 Professor Allen Jedlicka criticizes the use of biodegradable plastic bags, stating that the remaining plastic portion of the bag will seep into groundwater.
38 Used lead batteries must be recycled after July 1, says director of Iowa Waste Reduction Center at University of Northern Iowa
Public Relations News Release 1989:330, p.1
1/4/1990 John Konefes speaks on new ordinances regarding lead-acid battery disposal. These batteries will no longer be permitted in landfills, but must be taken to a battery retailer for recycling.
39 Big wheels a burnin'--tire recycling
Public Relations News Release 1989:317, p.1
12/21/1989 John Konefes discusses the use of unused tires in power plants. He states that burning shredded tires will help stretch coal supplies, as well as reduce harmful emissions.
40 Taxation, not regulation, could be solution to pollution, says University of Northern Iowa economics professor.
Public Relations News Release 1989:265, p.1
11/21/1989 For example a company would pay a set amount of tax for all pollution it does not eliminate on its own. The method would not result in a zero pollution level, Donn Johnson notes, because totally eliminating pollution would be prohibitively expensive.
41 Iowa waste reduction center at University of Northern Iowa urges Iowans to register underground storage tanks by Oct. 1 deadline.
Public Relations News Release 1989:73, p.1
9/18/1989 Federal legislature passed a law requiring that underground fuel tanks be registered. Iowa passed similar legislation. Several million underground tanks exist in the United States, Olson says, tens of thousands are leaking into the ground around them.
42 Agricultural pollution to be topic of the presentation hosted by Northern Iowa's department of earth science, Monday (May 1)
Public Relations News Release 1988:447, p.1
4/25/1989 Ubbo Agena, an agricultural engineer for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will be speaking on, "Non-Point Pollution Problems and Control Programs in Iowa."
43 UNI crews trying to locate source of oil leak
Iwerks--Daniel H. (Classes of 1991 and 1994)
Northern Iowan 84:49, p.1
4/1/1988 Small leak of unknown origin near Power Plant shows up in Dry Run Creek.
44 Northern Iowa prof's studies confirming Iowa groundwater contamination
Public Relations News Release 1987:326, p.1
3/24/1988 Professor Erwin Richter conducts studies on Iowa groundwater deposits, finding an alarming amount of contamination from chemicals used in farming communities.
45 UNI biologist finds herbicide adversity in Iowa's aquatic environment
Public Relations News Release 1987:326, p.1
3/24/1988 Professor Barton Bergquist researches the effects of herbicides used in farming on aquatic organisms found in Iowan streams and creeks.
46 Northern Iowa Physical Plant crew working to find, repair fuel leak
Public Relations News Release 1987:321, p.1
3/22/1988 The Department of Natural Resources discovers an oil leak in Power Plant No. 2, discharging fuel from a storm sewer. Duane Anders and Professor Rick Stinchfield commit all possible resources to correcting the leak.
47 Iowa bird day: Northern Iowa biologist looks for endangered hawk species
Public Relations News Release 1987:313, p.1
3/16/1988 David Conrads researches the endangered Coopers hawk, explaining that the hawk's disappearance may be attributed to the use of herbicides and pesticides in farming.
48 Nitrates in our water or, the deadly drink
Nonpareil 71:4, p.11
9/1/1987 Professor Erwin Richter studies levels of nitrates in local groundwater; photo.
49 Clean water threatened by chemical pollution
Northern Iowan 83:47, p.2
3/27/1987 Discusses methods of financing water pollution control.
50 Landfill a health threat
Walton--Thomas Herrity (Class of 1986)
Northern Iowan 81:41, p.7
3/8/1985 A look at the LaBounty site in Charles City.


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