Environment

Bad news for ash trees: Emerald ash borer sightings jump to 18 counties

A recent spate of confirmed emerald ash borer infestations, including the first identified in rural Iowa, indicates the state has reached a tipping ... »

NICC trying to set example with no-till farming project

CALMAR — Northeast Iowa Community College has implemented comprehensive conservation practices on all the cropland used to feed its dairy her ... »

Iowa oil pipeline meetings start today

DES MOINES — Iowa landowners in the path of a planned oil pipeline will get their first face-to-face meetings this month with Texas oil comp ... »

Ash borer unlikely to threaten other types of trees in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS — State foresters say they are not too worried about confirmed reports that emerald ash borers have attacked a white fringetree ... »

Some farmers nervous over late harvest

CEDAR RAPIDS — Despite a much-later-than-normal harvest, Eastern Iowa farmers say they are not nervous — yet.

“Concerned ... »

Forestry field day at the Jerry Rediger farm

KALONA — Acknowledging the slow growth of trees, most foresters will tell you the best time to plant one is 20 years ago.

But Jerry Re ... »

Apple orchards battle waste

IOWA CITY — Families, couples, teenagers and school groups have been flooding Iowa’s orchards this fall for weekend after weekend of ... »

Indian Creek Nature Center wants 78 acres of city-owned land

CEDAR RAPIDS — Indian Creek nature center wants to acquire 78 acres of city land for free that it currently leases for $1 a year and has man ... »

Iowa scientists point climate change’s effect on health

DES MOINES — Iowans are feeling firsthand the effects of climate change, a coalition of Iowa scientists said Friday.

At a Statehouse n ... »

EPA official encouraged by Iowa water quality initiative

DES MOINES — Voluntary efforts to reduce farm chemicals and nutrients from flowing into Iowa waterways are showing encouraging signs, but ch ... »

Lake Darling State Park rededicated

BRIGHTON — The trees are the same, but everything else about 64-year-old Lake Darling State Park is new and improved.

“In effec ... »

Forum dives into water quality issues

CEDAR RAPIDS — With Election Day fast approaching, environmentally minded residents gathered Saturday to discuss Eastern Iowa’ ... »

State to consider parcel for forest

WATERVILLE — The state soon may acquire a wild chunk of northeast Iowa that has nature lovers of several stripes smiling in anticipation.

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Opinion split at Independence water quality meeting

INDEPENDENCE — Speakers at a public meeting on state water quality standards split Tuesday on the value of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strat ... »

Eagle that suffered lead poisoning released back into wild

An eagle that had nearly succumbed to lead poisoning last winter took to the sky Saturday as a strong and healthy bird of prey.

“What ... »

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