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Latest Articles by Erin Jordan
Community Apr. 5, 2022 6:00 am
The Iowa Food Hub will use a new $18,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship toward a larger refrigerated truck so they can transport more food farther, General Manager Peter Kraus said.
Environmental News Apr. 5, 2022 5:48 pm
For more than a week, the pelicans have been swimming in and flying around the Iowa River as far south as Terry Trueblood Recreation Area all the way north to the Coralville Lake.
Agriculture Apr. 5, 2022 5:47 pm
Free-range chickens may have greater exposure to bird flu than their caged compatriots because the free birds have access to outdoor areas that could be visited by wild birds thought to carry the disease.
Environmental News Apr. 1, 2022 5:20 pm
The federal agency that monitors pipeline safety needs to update its rules for carbon dioxide pipelines given plans for 3,000 miles of new CO2 pipelines across Iowa and other Midwestern states, according to a new report.
Environmental News Mar. 31, 2022 4:11 pm
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has fined a Waukon dairy farm $1,500 for three manure releases in 2018 caused by employees not properly using a new manure pumping system.
Business News Mar. 30, 2022 6:00 am
Less than a month after the Wasserbahn Waterpark Resort closed, everything inside the hotel, restaurant and pool area is being auctioned online -- including twin four-story fiberglass watersides.
Environmental News Apr. 4, 2022 8:36 am
A Polk County judge has ruled environmental groups may continue with a lawsuit against the Iowa Department of Natural Resources over the approval of an 11,600-head cattle feedlot in the watershed of a popular trout stream in northeast Iowa.
State Government Mar. 28, 2022 3:28 pm
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Kayla Lyon said it was an honest mistake to let her fishing license expire before an excursion on the Mississippi River. She said she asked her department to cite her.
Environmental News Mar. 25, 2022 1:25 pm
Iowa lost some of its largest trees in the 2020 derecho. Given that climate change may increase frequency and strength of storms, how can we increase the odds future generations have big trees to enjoy?
Environmental News Mar. 25, 2022 1:40 pm
A white oak on track to be Iowa’s largest of its species is in the area where Navigator CO2 Ventures wants to lay an underground CO2 pipeline. The 175-year-old tree is in Lee County, 50 yards from the Mississippi River.
State Government May. 26, 2022 9:46 am
Iowa state park rangers who had been told they had to move out of state-owned housing by Nov. 30, would get an eviction extension to at least 2024 under a budget approved Wednesday by the Iowa House.
Agriculture Mar. 24, 2022 10:55 am
Iowa farmers received $243 million in insurance payments for flooded crops from 2001-2020, with $83 million going to five Iowa counties considered “hot spots” for the payments. Instead, that money could have “retired” nearly 12,000 flood-prone acres from farming.
Energy Mar. 21, 2022 10:48 am
The Iowa Utilities Board will have oral arguments April 12 over where to hold a hearing to consider whether to grant Summit Carbon Solutions a permit for a carbon dioxide pipeline.
State Government May. 18, 2022 12:58 pm
A new transgender athlete ban signed into law March 3 prohibits biological boys from competing on girls teams. Gavy Smith, a Decorah High School freshman born as Gavin, now is limited to being the manager of the girls golf team rather than a player.
Energy Mar. 16, 2022 6:00 am
There’s a new type of nuclear power plant, smaller, modular and designed to be safer during power outages. Iowa utilities are watching pilot projects in other states, and MidAmerican Energy wants to invest in a study of new nuclear technology.