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Should everyone be taxed on their energy footprint?

Technological advances and historically unprecedented income inequalities have raised living standards while enabling a new global elite to enjoy lifestyles more lavish in energy consumption and environmental impact than those enjoyed by any aristocracy in the past. 147 more words

Policy

On The Radio - United Nations Environment Programme seeks to tackle air pollution

Jenna Ladd | December 11, 2017

This week’s On The Radio segment discusses how the United Nations released an anthology with suggested methods for reducing pollution worldwide.  230 more words

Climate

Clothing related waste and possible solutions

A report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/assets/downloads/publications/A-New-Textiles-Economy_Full-Report_Updated_1-12-17.pdf) describes the global clothing sales increasing from 50 billion units in 2000 to 100 billion units in 2015 while the number of times clothese were worn on average before being discarded decreasing by 36% during the same period. 109 more words

Supply Chain Issues

Record highs in Iowa track with global highs

Jenna Ladd | December 6, 2017

Temperatures reached an all-time high of 69 degrees Fahrenheit in Des Moines on Monday.

Iowa Mesonet found that temperatures at 8 AM and 12 PM on Monday also reached an all-time hourly high for the state on the 131 year record. 188 more words

Iowa

A postscript on book printing

Regular readers will know that we’ve had our tribulations when it comes to getting books printed. Whenever we’ve found a printer we’re happy with — for example, MPG Biddles and Berforts — they’ve gone bust! 99 more words

Industry Supply Chain

November 2017 brought drought to Iowa

Jenna Ladd | December 5, 2017

Last month was the driest month since 2007 according to state climatologist Harry Hillaker.

Hillaker spoke with Radio Iowa this week and said… 198 more words

Climate

On The Radio - Iowa City Climate Action and Adaptation Plan underway

Jenna Ladd | December 4, 2017

This segment discusses what Iowa City’s citizens are doing to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate. 

https://iowaenvironmentalfocus.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/iowa-city-climate.mp3

Transcript: There was standing room only at the Iowa City Climate Action and Adaption community meeting last month. 196 more words

Iowa