Environment

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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