Environment

When the Mississippi Ran in Reverse

Apr 1, 2017


Illinois QC Healthy Homes Coalition

Nearly 40 years after it was banned, lead paint is still a hazard, especially for children. That's why the Illinois Quad Cities Healthy Homes Coalition is applying for a federal grant to remove it from local homes.

Mississippi Photo Adventure

Mar 25, 2017


Scott County Waste Commission

 

Last summer, the Scott County Waste Commission started single-stream recycling. But lithium and re-chargeable batteries are not on the list of things to "Go All In" (that's the name of the ad campaign to promote the program).

The Illinois River could have a brighter, cleaner future ahead.

Illinois scientists are studying an endangered species of rattlesnake to find ways to revive its numbers. 

The Eastern massasauga once was widespread in the Midwest, living mainly in the Great Lakes region. Over several decades, its population declined dramatically. The species lives in wetlands, many of which have been drained to to build farms. Northern Illinois University biologist Richard King said it's also the only venomous snake in its range, which has made it a target.

A brown and cream-colored owl perches on a tree branch with green leaves in the background.
submitted / TPC Deere Run Maintenance Operations

TPC Deere Run is known for more than hosting the John Deere Classic every summer. It's also known as an outdoor classroom, a training ground for firefighters, and for environmental stewardship.

Learning on the Mississippi

Mar 18, 2017


Living Lands and Waters / Submitted

Reporter Jack Cullen covers the outdoors for the Quad-City Times. For this week's Big Story, he gives readers and inside look at Living Lands and Waters.

The Importance of Bees as Pollinators

Mar 11, 2017


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