Environment

Cities in the Park

Jun 24, 2017


John Deere and the First Bridge

Jun 17, 2017


submitted / Iowa DNR, Andy Robbins

Snakes, turtles, toads, and frogs in Louisa County may not notice, but the Iowa DNR is their new landlord. This month, the Natural Resources Commission decided to buy 135 acres two miles north of Columbus Junction.

Andy Robbins is a Wildlife Management Biologist at Lake Odessa. He says the bottomland is adjacent to the Cedar River. It will become part of the only Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Area in the US. Known as the ARCA, it runs from Cedar to Lee counties.

National Weather Service website: weather.gov.

Risks of heat stroke and other injuries are rising with the temperature and humidity.  

submitted / USGS

The government usually doesn't like people to pour chemicals into the Mississippi River. But Tuesday, scientists from the US Geological Survey will use a harmless red dye to find out how water flows through the recreational lock near Pleasant Valley. 

Ride the River 2017

Jun 10, 2017


Dr. Steve Hager, Augustana College Biology Professor

The Illinois Audubon Society has re-named a large nature preserve where 174 species of birds make their home. Over the weekend, members held a dedication ceremony at what Augustana College used to call the Green Wing Environmental Laboratory, located in Lee County. It's now called the Gremel Wildlife Sanctuary. The society bought it for about $2 million late last year.

The 13th Annual Explore the River Series

Jun 3, 2017


Lead Continues to Poison Bald Eagles

Jun 1, 2017

The comeback of the American bald eagle is a success story across the Great Lakes region, and keeping them safe is a high priority for many environmental professionals. But one potential danger to the great raptor is lead poisoning.


Seventeen Feet and Rising

May 31, 2017
National Weather Service

Moderate flooding is occurring along the Mississippi River, and it should continue for several more days.

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