Environment

The World is Warming

Jul 9, 2016


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Hoping to keep the deer herd at a manageable size, the Scott County Conservation Board is preparing for the annual hunt in Scott County Park. Archery hunters can apply through August 1st, for the three-month season beginning in October.

Roger Kean, executive director of the conservation board, says the park covers about 12-hundred acres, and before the hunts started 21 years ago, there were an estimated 500 to 600 deer living in the park.

Now the herd numbers about 150, and Kean says the yearly hunt is held to maintain the herd at that level. 

Single Stream Recycling in Scott County

Jul 5, 2016
Go All In Quad Cities

A new recycling program is about to begin in Davenport and Bettendorf. The Scott County Waste Commission is delivering new bins as part of a program called "Go All In."

Go All In: Rethink Recycling

Jul 2, 2016


Project Partnership Agreements

Jun 25, 2016


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The decline in populations of bees, monarch butterflies, and other pollinators continues as the second annual pollinator conference is held in the Quad Cities.

Ride the River

Jun 18, 2016


Ozone Levels Rise

Jun 14, 2016

Ozone levels rose in the Quad Cities yesterday, but were still about average for this time of year. The EPA standard for ozone, or smog, is 70 parts per billion. Yesterday, for the first time this year, ozone levels went above that standard, and rose to 71 parts per billion at a measuring station in Scott County Park. 

Our Greatest Natural Blessing

Jun 11, 2016


Turtles of the Upper Mississippi (Repeat)

Jun 10, 2016


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