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
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