A new study from the University of Iowa reports Iowa's air quality falls within government guidelines for cleanliness, based on data gathered at five locations statewide. The study analyzed air quality and pollution sources in the state and is the first to compare air quality in urban versus rural areas. Results appear in the journal Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts.
The University of Iowa College of Engineering will hold the third annual Richard L. Valentine Distinguished Lecture from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in 40 Schaeffer Hall on the UI campus.
Buildings and statues constructed of limestone can be protected from many of the effects of environmental degradation by applying a thin, single layer of a water-resistant coating, according to University of Iowa researchers and their Cardiff (U.K.) University colleagues. The paper is published in "Scientific Reports," a new online, open access journal from the publishers of "Nature."