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Fall colors in post-derecho Iowa

Iowa’s fall foliage landscape will take on a decidedly different look in parts of the state hit by the Aug. 10 hurricane-strength derecho. Cedar Rapids, for example, lost an estimated 65 percent of its tree canopy in the storm, with winds up to 140 mph that uprooted century-old trees, twisted off treetops, bent tree trunks […]

Big Ten announces intent to resume footb...

The Big Ten will resume football this fall, with games beginning the weekend of Oct. 23-24  spread out over a shorter season, and daily coronavirus testing beginning by Sept. 30, 2020. “The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors (COP/C) adopted significant medical protocols including daily antigen testing, enhanced cardiac screening and an enhanced data-driven […]

Last gasp: Derecho and drought-stressed ...

Crabapples and other trees that typically bloom in the spring might be giving their last showy display this September. Related: How to care for trees that survived Iowa’s derecho windstorm Some of those trees severely damaged in Iowa’s Aug. 10 hurricane-strength derecho windstorm, and further stressed by drought, can be seen blooming in Cedar Rapids […]