Researchers dispute claim that eagle populations are crashing

State, federal and other bald eagle researchers dispute the recent assertion by Terrence Ingram, executive director of the Eagle Nature Foundation, ... »

$3.5 million renovation planned for Linn County’s largest lake

PALO — Linn County’s largest and most popular lake will undergo a $3.5 million renovation this year, the Iowa Department of Natural R ... »

Hunters to collect 200 Allamakee County deer samples

ALLAMAKEE COUNTY — Local landowners and hunters are collecting about 200 deer samples in an area of Allamakee County where chronic wasting d ... »

Gray wolf returned to protected status in Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal protection for wolves in the western Great Lakes region, including the northern half of Iowa, was reinstated in a ... »

State will watch use of Jordan aquifer more closely

DES MOINES — New rules are in the works to more closely monitor how cities and industries extract water from the Jordan aquifer, a major wel ... »

Decorah Eagles lay first egg of the season

WINNESHIEK COUNTY — A power struggle for ownership of the Decorah eagles nest has apparently been resolved in favor of the world-famous eagl ... »

Iowa DNR wants to prevent spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer

HARPERS FERRY — An unprecedented special deer hunt will likely be conducted near here in the coming weeks to gather tissue samples for addit ... »

Rural residents face limits to recycling

For those living in a city or suburb, recycling collection can seem like a given service. Residents in the remote pockets of the Corridor, however, ... »

University of Iowa study: Floods not markedly bigger, but they are getting more frequent

IOWA CITY — The central United States — including Iowa — has seen more flood events in recent years, although the magnitude of ... »

Off the Map: Fayette County group promotes taking kids outdoors

FAYETTE COUNTY — A group of dedicated volunteers is working to make sure kids get plenty of time outdoors.

Take a Kid Outdoors, or TA ... »

Saving Cedar Rapids’ best ash trees from a killer invasion

CEDAR RAPIDS — Not every ash tree among the 10,000 to 15,000 here is going to be lost to the ash-killing emerald ash borer.

City parks ... »

Emerald Ash borer found in Keokuk County

The state’s first confirmed emerald ash borer infestation of the year likely will not be the last.

The tree-killing pest has been posi ... »

Raising a stink over factory farms: Lawsuit filed over livestock operations

Environmental and animal rights groups filed two lawsuits Wednesday in an effort to compel the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate air poll ... »

Renewable fuels supporters launch campaign

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad has joined promoters of Iowa’s multibillion dollar renewable fuel industry to launch a campaign to e ... »

Future of Iowa’s State Forest Nursery uncertain

Changing land use patterns and economic realities have forced the Department of Natural Resources to consider shutting down its nearly 80-year-old ... »

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