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Fixing Iowa’s nitrate pollution problem


September 14, 2015
By The Des Moines Register

Sept. 14, 2015, Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa is experimenting with ways to stem the release of nutrients from drainage systems, incorporating nitrate-absorbing wetlands and other practices with tiling in order to cut levels that threaten public water systems.

As The Des Moines Register reports, this comes at a pivotal time for Iowa’s agriculture, as the state’s century-old tiling is viewed as crumbling and too small to deal with the increasingly heavy rainfalls brought on by climate change. | READ MORE