Environmental Policy
  • Thursday, February 9th, 2017

    PPC researcher Scott Spak's work was recently highlighted in Sensing Our Planet: NASA Earth Science Research Features 2016. The article takes a look at the connection between smoke plumes and sever tornadoes.

  • Monday, November 14th, 2016

    David Cwiertny, director of the environmental policy research program at the UI Public Policy Center, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate faculty research engineer at IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering has been selected to receive the 2016 ES&T Super Reviewer Award from Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T).
  • Thursday, November 10th, 2016

    Climate change, while a major issue with huge ramifications, has been nearly lost in the clamor of this year's election campaigns. During all three presidential debates – a total of some four and a half hours of debating – less than six minutes was spent discussing the candidates’ policies related to climate change.

  • Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

    In the 2016 election, when we think of “environmental issues,” we typically consider issues like global warming or fracking. However, environmental issues can tie into national security policy, too. 

  • Monday, October 17th, 2016

    Larry Weber, Public Policy Center researcher and Director of the Iowa Flood Center, helped win a $96 million public-private grant to implement "a mosaic of practices" that will help cleanse water in eight Iowa watersheds. 

  • Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

    David Cwiertny, director of the Public Policy Center’s Environmental Policy Research Program, was recently selected to serve as minority staff for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

  • Thursday, September 15th, 2016

    David Cwiertny, Director of the Environmental Policy Research Program, is the principal investigator on a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) grant to develop a Sustainable Water Development graduate program.

  • Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

    Des Moines Register reporter Donnelle Eller provides a recap of the Public Policy Center symposium that took place Friday, June 17, "Iowa's Drinking Water: Could Flint Happen Here?" Read the full story here

  • Monday, June 13th, 2016

    Jonathan C. Carlson has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to Italy from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

  • Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

    The University of Iowa Public Policy Center, along with the University Lecture Committee and the Just Living Theme Semester, co-sponsored Robert Bullard's visit to campus on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.