Farm Wetlands

News: Iowa getting $3 million for wetland enhancement projects

The Gazette: Iowa getting $3 million for wetland enhancement projects Excerpt: The USDA announced Thursday it is awarding $44.6 million through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership to support 10 wetland enhancement projects in Iowa and 11 other states. The $3 million awarded to Iowa is being used to create wetlands covering 580 acres in the […]

Experian Social Security

News: Social Security trust fund projected to run dry by 2034

CNN: Social Security trust fund projected to run dry by 2034 Excerpt If lawmakers don’t act, Social Security’s trust fund will be tapped out in about 18 years. To make all of Social Security solvent for the next 75 years would require the equivalent of any of the following: immediately raising the Social Security payroll […]

Iowa Wind Turbines

News: MidAmerican Energy pours $3.6B more into wind

Des Moines Register: MidAmerican Energy pours $3.6B more into wind Excerpt MidAmerican Energy said Thursday it will pour $3.6 billion more into its largest wind energy project yet, pushing it’s total investment into the renewable energy to just over $10 billion. The project would bring the Des Moines-based company’s wind-generation potential to 85 percent of […]

Iowa Wind Turbines

News: San Diego company explores wind farm in rural Plymouth County

Sioux City Journal: San Diego company explores wind farm in rural Plymouth County Excerpt A San Diego-based alternative energy company is looking to enter Iowa’s wind farm industry in rural Plymouth County. EDF Renewable Energy proposes to build an estimated $200 million wind farm between Kingsley and Le Mars, said County Zoning Administrator Alan Lucken. […]

Clarinda Education

News: Virtual welding sparks interest of students

Clarinda Herald: Virtual welding sparks interest of students Excerpt In response to the demand from several area manufacturers, Clarinda High School has started a new program to teach students the fundamentals of a highly sought after skill. Utilizing advancements in technology, Clarinda students are being introduced to welding through the use of virtual reality. Commentary […]

Iowa Wind Turbines

Iowa Becomes Second Leading Wind Energy Producer

The American Wind Energy Association‘s fourth quarter report states that Iowa now has the second-highest wind energy capacity of any in the nation behind Texas. Iowa now has 6,212 megawatts of wind energy capacity. The state added over 500 megawatts of capacity in the fourth quarter of 2015. The report also states that there is […]