Environment

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 ... »

Another wolf slain in Iowa

In a state without wolves for 89 years, two have been killed in a matter of months this year.

Like the first wolf, shot in February in Buchan ... »

Sand mine fire extinguished

A fire in the Pattison Sand Co.’s underground mine was extinguished over the weekend, the Clayton County firm said in a statement released T ... »

Private, community colleges get greener

Climate change and other environmental concerns are threatening both the quality of life and pocketbooks of Iowans — and the region’s ... »

Clayton County mine closed as crews battle fire

A spokeswoman at a Clayton County sand mine said Friday that a fire originally thought to have been minor has turned out to be more serious.

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Decorah eaglet dies of ‘obvious electrocution’

The hard-luck Decorah eagles took another blow Tuesday when the only male among this year’s three hatchlings was electrocuted while perching ... »