Map showing drought conditions in the western United States in 2020

Does Less Pollution Mean Less Precipitation?

IIHR researchers Wei Zhang and Gabriele Villarini (IIHR director) have published research linking urban sprawl to an increase in rainfall and flooding during Hurricane Harvey.
Nate Young and others stand in the Mississippi River looking at mussels
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IIHR Names New LACMRERS Director

Nathan Young, who has been named the new director of the University of Iowa’s Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS)
Two men shake hands
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IIHR Graduate Researcher Hacks into Citizen Science

Yusuf Sermet was recently recognized with two awards at the Midwest Hackathon at Iowa State University. His crowdsourcing project focused on flood data.
Cover of Sugar Creek Chronicle by Connie Mutel with birds on plants
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Feeling Climate Change

Connie Mutel’s new book, A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland, will entice readers to learn more about climate change — even if they don’t really want to.