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Free Iowa Now

Posted on January 23rd, 2020

The California-sized Black Sea is bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia and Turkey. It receives freshwater from several major European Rivers (especially the Danube) but Mediterranean Sea saltwater also intrudes through a hydrological connection known as the Bosphorus. Thus, Black Sea water is saltier than a lake but fresher than the ocean, producing a […]

Iowa is Hemorrhaging Nitrogen

Posted on November 7th, 2019

Someone once told me “for god’s sake start at the end” when giving a presentation, and since there is a lot to unload with this one, I’ll give you a couple of nuggets if you don’t have time to read the rest: For the 2019 Water Year (10/1/18 to 9/30/19) Iowa stream nitrate load was […]

Drain Baby Drain

Posted on May 8th, 2019

The Landscape of Capitalism by former University of Iowa professor Robert F. Sayre (1933-2014; also, his is the featured image for the post) is an excellent short history of Iowa agriculture. I read Sayre’s essay many years ago and had all but forgotten it, but it was restored to my memory recently by a conversation […]

From Golf to Gulf?

Posted on April 25th, 2019

You likely know some things about Gulf of Mexico hypoxia. This is the low-oxygen condition that develops off the coast of Louisiana that is driven by nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) entering the Gulf in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers. Do golf courses contribute to this, and do they degrade local water quality? Iowa DNR […]