Environmental Policy
  • Thursday, July 24th, 2014

    University of Iowa Graduate Student Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz is making the RAGBRAI trek on a unique set of wheels: a bamboo-frame bicycle that she built herself.

  • Monday, October 28th, 2013

    Over the past few years Iowa has been experiencing swings from one weather extreme to another (severe storms, floods and drought). These extreme fluctuations are expensive and are negatively affecting Iowa agriculture, businesses, government and people.

  • Monday, April 15th, 2013

    Mark Pooley, a research assistant in the environmental policy program, presented at the American Planning Association's National Planning Conference in Chicago on Prioritizing complete streets infrastructure for commuter safety and health: a link-level cost-benefit approach.
  • Friday, February 15th, 2013

    Transportation and Environmental Policy professors mentored urban planning and sustainability graduate students to national recognition with a groundbreaking project focused on sustainability initiatives in Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

    Environmental policy researcher Scott Spak continues to collect data and conduct research in hopes of providing the Johnson County Board of Public Health with answers about how to improve the area's air quality for future generations.
  • Thursday, November 15th, 2012

    There is consensus among scientists that global warming is real and due to human acitivity. Some have begun talking about the possibility of counteracting the warming effect of GHG emissions by intentionally altering fundamental planetary processes.
  • Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

    The spread of alien invasive species such as cheatgrass threatens native sagebrush grassland. PPC researcher use create models and satellite imagery to to identify factors that exacerbate the situation.
  • Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

    PPC Environmental Policy Director Jonathan Carlson announces publication of the 3rd edition of International Environmental Law and World Order: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook.
  • Friday, July 13th, 2012

    University of Iowa researchers have created a technique to help satellites "see" through clouds, and thus better estimate the concentration of pollutants.
  • Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

    Environmental researcher Aaron Strong has published an article in the Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research titled "Species Specific Recreational Demand: The Case of Trout Fishing in Alberta."