Professors Sara Rynes and Alfonso Morales discuss their study that finds people get a sense of community from shopping at farmers markets and buying locally grown food.
External Media | 2015.09.28 | 09:38 am
UI study shows using oat hulls for power has considerable benefits to the environment and human health
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2015.09.24 | 09:16 am
A new University of Iowa study, published in the journal "Fuel," documents that biomass burning has positive environmental and public-health effects. Co-firing oat hulls with coal reduced emissions of carbon dioxide, particulate matter, and heavy metals compared with burning coal alone.
Farmers, lawmakers tour miscanthus sites, Power Plant to learn about campus energy project
By: Richard Lewis and Clarity Guerra | 2015.08.27 | 08:08 am
The University of Iowa hosted a show-and-tell of sorts Aug. 25, introducing federal and state lawmakers, farmers, and others to a new, locally grown crop the UI plans to use to produce energy on campus.
Event will highlight sustainable energy efforts
By: Office of Strategic Communication | 2015.08.13 | 09:34 pm
The University of Iowa will host its 2015 Biomass Fuel Project Field Day. The Biomass Fuel Project was recently recognized as a recipient of the Iowa Governor's Environmental Excellence Award.
Individuals, local governments, and national organizations make use of the Iowa Flood Center's research
By: Clarity Guerra and Brittany Borghi | 2015.08.03 | 03:52 pm
How do local governments and national agencies monitor one of our most valuable resources? With research and data from the Iowa Flood Center.
UI wins governor's award for initiative to use grass type as renewable energy source
By: Richard C. Lewis | 2015.07.09 | 03:11 pm
The University of Iowa has been recognized by the Iowa governor's office for an initiative to use a locally available grass as a renewable energy source. The UI's use of the grass, called Giant Miscanthus, is part of its goal of achieving 40 percent renewable energy consumption by 2020.
External Media | 2015.06.30 | 08:44 am
The University of Iowa maintains the largest van pool program for employees in eastern Iowa.