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Study details Iowa waterway pollution concerns

DES MOINES – Environment groups that studied the federal government’s toxic release inventory issued a report Thursday indicating that industrial facilities discharged – both legally and illegally – more than 6.2 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Iowa’s waterways in 2010.

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Guest column: Clean energy would be a boon to Iowa

It has been one year since the plug was pulled on Waterloo's proposed coal-fired power plant. Building the plant would have been disastrous. In addition to fiscal and public health disasters, it would have emitted large amounts of carbon dioxide - a major contributor to global warming.

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Iowa greenhuse emissions show big jump

Iowa-based emissions of carbon dioxide - the greenhouse gas thought most to blame for climate change - grew at a much faster rate than the national average from 1990 to 2007, an environmental group said Thursday.