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EF4 tornado is "very unusual" in Iowa for early March

The powerful EF4 tornado that caused devastation across Winterset and surrounding communities was "very unusual, especially that magnitude," Brad Small, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Des Moines says.

Iowa’s toxic brew

Iowa’s toxic brew

The convergence of two rivers in Des Moines, Iowa, is a bullseye illustrating the connection between climate change and toxins in drinking water. Legislation and litigation haven’t worked. So the Des Moines Water Works is getting into the farming business.
Measuring equity through city trees

Measuring equity through city trees

Planting trees is a way to build community and bolster benefits to human and environmental health.
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Des Moines just set a new bar for city clean energy goals

Cities setting clean energy goals now have a new leader to emulate: Des Moines, Iowa.

How much ice has Greenland lost to climate change?

How much ice has Greenland lost to climate change?

Since 1972, the giant island’s ice sheet has lost 11 quadrillion pounds of water.