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Study Finds Contaminated Drinking Water in 43 States

A new report by the non-profit Environmental Working Group and Northeastern University finds people in nearly every state in the country are exposed to unhealthy drinking water. According to the researchers, 43 states have locations, including drinking water sites, contaminated with PFAS chemicals.
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Nahant Marsh Highlighted in Scientific American Magazine

One of ATEEC’s partners, Nahant Marsh, was recently highlighted in the Scientific American magazine article, “Along the Mighty Mississippi, Cities Swap Sandbags for Marshes.” Excerpt from article: ‘Doing Exactly What It’s Supposed To Do’ Davenport, Iowa, located a few hu…
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A one-step catalyst turns nitrates into water and air at Rice University

From the original article: NSF-funded NEWT Center aims for catalytic converter for nitrate-polluted water Engineers at Rice University’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water…
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CREATE Launches Support Center for Renewable Energy Educators

The new CREATE Support Center is the result of collaboration by three previously funded NSF entities: The CREATE Regional Center at College of the Canyons, the Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology at Madison Area Technical College, and the Northwest Energy Education Institute at…
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Building tomorrow's energy workforce

ATEEC looks to the energy technology industry to guide education and training needs. We gathered a group of business and industry professionals from across the country to meet and discuss jobs available for technicians in the energy field. The resulting report, Defining Energy Technologies and Servi…
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Taking Wind Energy Higher

MidAmerican Energy is exploring new territory in wind power—straight up in the air. At a total height of 557 feet, this wind turbine is two feet taller than the Washington Monument. Watch the following video to see the construction of the largest land-based wind turbine in the United States. View…
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10 Simple Ways To Conserve Water

It is very important to practice good water conservation tactics. State Farm created a graphic and it details some of the simple ways that you can do your part and save money while you do it.  
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VR: Becoming a Reality at EICC

The Information Technology (IT) department at Scott Community College in Bettendorf, Iowa has opened its new Virtual Reality (VR) Lab. Virtual reality and simulations instruction will be offered at the lab through the college’s IT program. Components include a 3D projection studio, a 3D image…
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Governor and MidAmerican Energy Announce $3.6 Billion Investment towards Wind

This article originally appeared in official press release from the Governor’s Office. (DES MOINES)–Today, Gov. Branstad joined MidAmerican Energy Company officials in announcing a major project that will provide a cleaner energy future for Iowa.  This proposed project will increase company…
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College students find way to recycle garbage and protect water supplies

In a project partnership among Rice University, NASA, and Chalmers University of Technology (based in Sweden), Rice University students developed a device called the BioBlend that makes it easy to turn kitchen waste into mulch. Video describing the project   The BioBlend takes food going thro…
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Makani: A newer wind turbine.

What is Makani’s mission? Makani is working to make clean energy accessible for everyone. We’re developing energy kites, a new type of wind turbine that can generate up to 50% more energy than conventional wind turbines while eliminating 90% of the materials used and at lower cost. How did Makan…
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Energy: Why Our Choices Matter Presentation

The Iowa Energy Center’s Speaker Series is coming to the Quad Cities on November 11. The featured speaker will be Carol Werner, Executive Director of the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI). She will be speaking on Energy: Why Our Choices Matter. The free event begins with a recept…
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