Several articles were published this past week that may be of interest to readers:
The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy: public input is sought until January 4, 2013. The ISU webpage contains the draft document and a comment page so you can submit your comments electronically as well as instructions for mailing your comments.
From the Iowa Environmental Focus blog–Iowa Climate Statement: The Drought of 2012. A group of 138 scientists and researchers from 27 Iowa colleges and universities support the statement. The blog contains a video of the announcement, a link to the official statement as well as links to other resources on climate change.
A related story from Radio Iowa interviews one of the authors of the Climate Statement, Christopher Anderson, who is assistant director of Iowa State University’s climate science program: Topsoil Moisture Connected to Summertime Highs
The Fort Dodge Messenger offered kudos to Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey: Bill Northey keeps in touch with Iowans.