Environment

Constantinople, A City of Water

Oct 11, 2014


WVIK

Engineers will soon start designing the replacement for a historic bridge in the Quad Cities. Last night, members of the Moline city council agreed to hire a consulting firm to oversee the first steps in building a new Sylvan Island Bridge.

The Importance of the Mississippi

Oct 4, 2014


Illinois Solar Tour

Oct 3, 2014

A home in the Quad Cities will be one of the featured sites this weekend, during the annual Illinois Solar Tour. Each year the Illinois Solar Energy Association sponsors the event to educate, and advocate, for solar, and other renewable forms of energy.

Why Do We Need Conferences?

Sep 27, 2014


Prescription Drug Dropoff

Sep 25, 2014

Residents of the Quad Cities can make their homes safer this weekend. A coalition of groups is sponsoring a prescription drug drop-off Saturday - for potentially-dangerous expired, un-used, and unwanted drugs.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

If you love apples, cashews, or string beans, you should love honeybees, too. Those are just three of the many foods that require bee pollination. Wild honeybees have almost disappeared in the US over the last 30 years. And in recent years, the number of commercial honeybees has also been dropping.

 On today's WVIK News Focus, Michelle O'Neill talks with three beekeepers about the reasons for the decline, in the second part of her series about the future of honeybees. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

 

Honeybees in the U.S. are in trouble. Their populations have been declining for years, but a long, cold winter put a huge dent in the number of hives in northwestern Illinois and eastern Iowa.

On today's WVIK News Focus, in the first of a two-part series, Michelle O'Neill talks with three beekeepers, including Phil Crandall at Crandall Farms in Coal Valley, IL.

 

(She also talks with Dave Irvin the President of the Eastern Central Iowa Beekeepers and USDA Senior Entomologist David Epstein.) 

Cash for Your Old Appliances

Sep 22, 2014

  You can now get cash for your old appliances. MidAmerican Energy is offering free pick-ups for old refrigerators, freezers, and window air conditioners, and will pay for each one.  By calling a toll-free number, customers can have a recycling company haul away appliances that are no longer being used and receive a cash rebate. MidAmerican will pay 50 dollars for recycled refrigerators and freezers, and 25 dollars for air conditioners.  MidAmerican spokeswoman, Ruth Comer, says the new recycling program makes sense environmentally and economically.  

Controlled Burns

Sep 20, 2014


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