EPA http://iowapublicradio.org en The Renewable Fuel Standard http://iowapublicradio.org/post/renewable-fuel-standard <p>A decade ago ethanol was touted as an eco-friendly biofuel that would not only decrease U.S. dependence on foreign oil, but also boost the Midwest's economy. Today however, ethanol’s future is a matter of debate.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.epa.gov/">Environmental Protection Agency </a>recently <a href="http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fuels/renewablefuels/documents/420f13048.pdf">proposed reducing the ethanol mandate</a> for the nation’s fuel supply. Many Iowa and around Midwest believe a reduction to the RFS would be economically devastating.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:16:35 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 35464 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Renewable Fuel Standard Team Rubicon and Regional EPA administrator Karl Brooks http://iowapublicradio.org/post/team-rubicon-and-regional-epa-administrator-karl-brooks <p>When Veterans return from active duty, transitioning back to civilian life is challenging. Team Rubicon puts veterans back on the front lines, responding to disaster, and renewing their sense of purpose.<br><br>Today on "River to River" we speak with the founders of Team Rubicon, Jacob Wood and William McNulty. They will be at Grinnell College next week to receive the $100,000 Grinnell Prize.<br><br>We'll also talk to Regional EPA administrator Karl Brooks. We'll ask him about the President's renewed focus on climate change in his recent State of the Union address.<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:50:05 +0000 Ben Kieffer 15882 at http://iowapublicradio.org Team Rubicon and Regional EPA administrator Karl Brooks Des Moines street chosen for EPA partnership http://iowapublicradio.org/post/des-moines-street-chosen-epa-partnership <p></p><p></p><p>Since 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has picked five cities each year for its <a href="http://www.epa.gov/dced/greencapitals.htm">Greening America's Capitals</a> project. On this year’s list? Des Moines.</p><p>The project will focus on revitalizing the 6<sup>th</sup> Avenue Corridor in downtown Des Moines.&nbsp; The idea is to make the corridor friendlier to pedestrians, with wider sidewalks, improved lightning and larger bus stop shelters.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:16:06 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 11855 at http://iowapublicradio.org Des Moines street chosen for EPA partnership Environmental Concerns for the EPA http://iowapublicradio.org/post/environmental-concerns-epa <div><p>A committee of scientists led by University of Iowa professor <a href="http://now.uiowa.edu/2012/08/epa-will-need-work-faster-and-smarter" target="_blank">Jerry Schnoor</a> says the Environmental Protection Agency will need to develop novel tools, technologies, and a systems approach to solve environmental problems in the 21st century.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:00:38 +0000 Ben Kieffer 7788 at http://iowapublicradio.org Environmental Concerns for the EPA