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Totally Green Machine That Uses Biowaste to Generate Clouds for Clean Water Wins $1.75 Million XPrize

The water system doesn't just generate clean water – the carbon-negative technology costs less than 2 cents per liter of clean water.

Build it and They Will Come: Iowa Man Recreates Wimbledon, Travelers Come to Play Free Tennis

Mark Kuhn has always had a fixation on the fabulous sport of tennis. He loves tennis so much, in fact, he built a replica of...

Iowa City is Devoting 1,000 Acres to Saving Honeybees

As honeybee populations continue to dwindle in the United States, this small town in Iowa is starting a groundbreaking initiative to save the precious pollinators. The...
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One Chick-fil-A Owner Is Donating 200 Sandwiches to Iowa Pride Event

Revelers at the Iowa City Pride fest this year will be eating chicken and fries donated by a local owner of the fast food...
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Iowa Bill Would Give Excess Solar Energy to the Poor

"When rooftop solar systems generate more power than can be used on site, the local utility typically ends up acquiring the excess – often...

Persistent Iowa Man Retrieves Long-stolen Artwork by Grant Wood

Andrew Wallace vividly recalls the email he received one afternoon in 2013 telling him that a sketchbook of famed Iowa artist Grant Wood was...
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Iowa Business Rescues Animal Shelter in Frigid Cold

An animal shelter in Iowa had a crisis of cold noses when their furnace broke down during the sub-zero weather in January. The Clinton Humane...
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Iowa Man Posing As Homeless Hands Out Gifts

Jonnie Wright stood on an Iowa street corner in the freezing cold on Christmas Eve disguised as a homeless man. Anyone who rolled down...
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Kids Find 20,000-Year-old Mastodon Tooth in Iowa Creek

Four Iowa kids exploring a cool creek found a 20,000-year-old mastodon tooth turned upside-down like a rock beneath the water. The five-pound (2.5 kilo)...
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In Rural Iowa Town, a Lifeline of Friendship for Islam

Amid an expanse of undulating Iowa farmland and Catholic and Lutheran churches, the town of Elkader bears the name of a Muslim hero. Abd el-Kader...
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Dozens Post Singing Videos for Iowa Boy Battling Rare Cancer

Family, friends and even strangers are giving an Iowa City boy dozens of reasons to smile, even during this tough period of cancer treatments. During...

Olympic Stadium Lighting is Made in Iowa

The US Olympic uniforms may have been made in China, but the stadium lighting was made in America. A company called Musco, in Muscatine,...
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Iowa Honors Birthday of Farming Hero Who Saved a Billion Lives: Norman Borlaug

Today marks the 98th anniversary of the birth of Iowa’s greatest hero, Norman E. Borlaug, the farm boy who received the Nobel Peace Prize...
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Iowa Honors Birthday of Farming Hero Who Saved a Billion Lives: Norman Borlaug

Today marks the 98th anniversary of the birth of Iowa’s greatest hero, Norman E. Borlaug, the farm boy who received the Nobel Peace Prize...
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China’s Vice President Visits Iowa to Rekindle 27-year-old Friendships

27 years after Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visited Muscatine, a small city in rural eastern Iowa and stayed in the homes of farmers...
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China’s Vice President Visits Iowa to Rekindle 27-year-old Friendships

27 years after Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visited Muscatine, a small city in rural eastern Iowa and stayed in the homes of farmers...
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Wind Energy Advances Across Iowa

Iowa is one of the leading U.S. states for wind power growth. The American Wind Energy Association announced Aug. 4 that Iowa generated 20...
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Dramatic River Rescue: Iowa Construction Workers Use Crane to Reach Stranded Woman

A construction crew plucked a woman from an Iowa river using a giant crane to reach the woman in surging waters, after her boat...
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Iowa to Restore Frank Lloyd Wright Hotel

The Historic Park Inn Hotel, along with City National Bank in Mason City, Iowa, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, will stand together...
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Younger Farmers Making a Comeback in Iowa

It comes as a pleasant surprise -- after years when thousands of farmers were driven off their land -- to find in the 2007...