Environment

John Riches / Arconic Eaglecam, Davenport Works

Liberty and Justice need help naming their three eaglets. Well, the eagles who are their parents may not, but Arconic does. 

I74 Bridge: Past, Present, & Future

Apr 8, 2017


Shoreline and lake with lots of waterfowl in and out of the water
submitted / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District

State and federal agencies will celebrate their efforts to balance the needs of wildlife and navigation. Thursday morning, the Corps of Engineers hosted a ribbon cutting for the Lake Odessa Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project, which is located in the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge near Wapello, Iowa.


Rock River Rising

Apr 5, 2017
National Weather Service

The Rock River is rising and will reach flood stage soon in the Quad Cities. It’s already at flood stage in Joslin Wednesday, and should reach that level in Moline Thursday night.

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.

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