Environmental News

  • Monday, August 14th, 2017

    Larry J. Weber has been appointed executive associate dean for the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa.

  • Friday, May 19th, 2017

    David Cwiertny, Director of the PPC's Environmental Policy Research Program, has spent the past year on sabbatical in Washington, D.C. working in the U.S. Congress as part of a fellowship program sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

  • Monday, April 17th, 2017

    Lucie Laurian, researcher in the PPC's Environmental Policy Reserach Program has been awarded the annual Faculty Award from the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC).

  • Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    Several Public Policy Center researchers have been featured by the Office of Research and Economic Development in the 2017 Dare to Discover campaign. 

  • 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.