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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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2016 Annual Environmental Job Development All-Grantee Meeting

The 2016 Annual Environmental Job Development All-Grantee Meeting was held August 17–18 in Alexandria, VA. Among the 116 participants, there were:   74 participants representing 45 EPA-funded Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) programs (current and past) 6 Professio…

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AgEnergy Conference 2016

In July of 2015, 19 educators from across the country gathered to learn about sustainable energy at a four-day workshop hosted by Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames, Iowa. ISU, in conjunction with ATEEC, provided teachers with hands-on workshop activities in the fields of wind energy, solar power,…

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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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Nahant Marsh 2016 Events

Breakfast Nature Club: Pond Study Learn the secret life of Iowa’s wildlife during this monthly class at Nahant Marsh. Each month we will explore the characteristics and adaptations of a group of local flora and fauna. Dates: Friday, July 1st Time: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Cost: $10 Non-members, $7 Memb…

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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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