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Breaking News: Summer is here; children need to be safe around garbage trucks
   
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Des Moines :: IA :: USA | updated 2013-06-21 12:25:37 -0700 | green-news

Waste Management offers summer safety tips for parents and children St. Louis, MO., June 21, 2013 — School’s out for summer and more children will be outside playing, riding their bikes and dashing along streets on skateboards enjoying the break...
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Posted by: AndyLikes

Des Moines :: IA :: USA | updated 2012-09-08 02:16:06 -0700 | green-news

For the second straight year, Waste Management has set a new recycling record at the Iowa State Fair. Waste Management recycled more than 29 tons at the 2012 State Fair, surpassing their 2011 record of 19 tons. “Waste Management strives...
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Breaking News: Help Dad clean up this Father’s Day
   
Posted by: AndyLikes

Des Moines :: IA :: USA | updated 2012-07-26 17:23:20 -0700 | green-news

Des Moines, IA— June 14, 2012 — Do you find yourself scrambling to find a great gift each year for Father’s Day? For the hard-to-buy-for Dad or the one who seems to already have it all, try giving a gift...
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Source: Des Moines Register

Des Moines :: IA :: USA | updated 2012-06-25 17:51:57 -0700 | political-news

The Iowa Department of Transportation said today it will demolish the northbound rest stop on Interstate Highway 35 at Ankeny next week to provide room for a new interchange at 36th Street...The southbound rest area will remain open until August,...
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Posted by: StephanieHuff

Des Moines :: IA :: USA | updated 2011-11-30 18:37:08 -0800 | green-news

DES MOINES, IA — August 10, 2011 — As students head back to school this year, Waste Management reminds customers to save money and Think Green® by adopting some environmentally-friendly habits you and your whole family can practice all year...
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Source: CNN

Mapleton :: UT :: USA | updated 2011-06-10 15:03:46 -0700 | travel-news

Branstad to issue a disaster proclamation in one of the state's westernmost counties. Branstad issued the proclamation for Monona County, which straddles the Nebraska state line, after a large tornado touched down in Mapleton after nightfall Saturday, according to a...
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Posted by: LouiseRoys

Des Moines :: IA :: USA | updated 2012-07-28 04:11:19 -0700 | green-news

The country’s leading bio-lubricant research center, the University of Northern Iowa‘s National Ag-Based Lubricants Center, has received a 370-thousand dollar competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to test biobased lubricants and greases. The center will...
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Source: Des Moines Register

Des Moines :: IA :: USA | updated 2010-09-06 16:43:35 -0700 | political-news

Iowa's most pressing flood-related concerns swiftly moved south Monday, carried along by the rushing waters of the Des Moines River. In Ottumwa, about 300 mobile home park residents were evacuated as the nearby river rose. In Eddyville, some residents awoke...
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Breaking News: Do Coal States Deserve Special Treatment in Climate Bill?
   
Posted by: Beth Buczynski

Des Moines :: IA :: USA | updated 2012-04-16 11:34:19 -0700 | green-news

Fourteen key lawmakers say that coal states DO deserve extra allowances, and they have written a formal letter to Senate Democrats urging them to say the same thing.Led by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), this group of senators signed and sent...
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Source: Reuters

Des Moines :: IA :: USA | updated 2014-06-05 13:49:11 -0700 | green-news

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack testifies before a House Appropriations Subcommittee in Washington March 14, 2014...Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday ordered farmers to start reporting cases of a deadly pig virus and pledged over $26 million in...
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Source: Miami Herald

Des Moines :: IA :: USA | updated 2014-07-11 11:08:13 -0700 | green-news

Department of Agriculture says farmers will bring in less corn than projected earlier this year, but that the soybean harvest could set a record. Friday's weekly update on the nation's major crops says fewer acres of corn will be harvested...
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Source: Virginian-Pilot Online

Des Moines :: IA :: USA | updated 2014-06-18 21:00:21 -0700 | green-news

A crop scientist credited with developing hundreds of varieties of disease-resistant wheat adaptable to many climates and difficult growing conditions was named Wednesday as the 2014 recipient of the World Food Prize. Sanjaya Rajaram, 71, wins the $250,000 prize founded...
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Source: The Motley Fool

Des Moines :: IA :: USA | updated 2014-06-16 06:48:10 -0700 | green-news

Wisconsin utility has issued a request for proposals in order to meet power demand which will be lost with the retirement of older plants in the coming years. According to John Larsen, President of Alliant Energy's Wisconsin utility, "We believe...
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Source: Newton Daily News

Des Moines :: IA :: USA | updated 2014-06-23 10:15:23 -0700 | green-news

A fast-growing, tough-to-control weed that has tormented farmers in the southern U.S. has been found in Iowa. Agronomists are trying to determine whether the Palmer amaranth weed found in five counties is herbicide-resistant. The weed can carry 1 million seeds...
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Source: Newton Daily News

Des Moines :: IA :: USA | updated 2014-06-27 10:39:16 -0700 | green-news

Some of Iowa's state parks impacted from last week's flooding have reopened and are ready for visitors, but others have portions still closed...The campground and family cabins remain closed and reservations have been cancelled through this weekend. The south lodge...
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