This seemingly never-ending winter will likely take another toll, this one on Iowa’s fish. A news release today from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources notes that some of Iowa’s lakes have been under ice for three and a half months, which correlates to low oxygen levels that contribute to fish kills. “Can we eat […]
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With all of the snow this winter, it would seem that Iowa’s drought worries should be long-gone. That’s not necessarily true, as a new report from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources shows. The 2013 Water Summary Review notes that the state did improve substantially in the last year. In January 2013, the entire state […]
Back in November came news that several thousands of gallons of manure had blown out of a clean-out port on a southeast Iowa hog confinement facility, making its way to a creek that runs to a major river. Today, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced that Maschhoffs LLC has agreed to pay a $10,000 […]
Even in the dead of winter, people are enjoying the outdoors in Iowa, but the following accident reports this weekend from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources point to the need to be careful, especially around ice: CLEAR LAKE – A Minnesota man was injured Saturday during a snowmobile event at Clear Lake. Tyler Hall, […]
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is reporting today that a large male mountain lion was shot and killed in western Iowa. Mountain lions have no legal wildlife protection in Iowa; the same as black bears.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issued an air quality warning today for east-central Iowa. Officials noted that elevated fine particle pollution levels were recorded across the area this morning and those levels above EPA health standards are likely to persist in this area today.
This sounds like a convenient new resource to locate recycling options from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The Iowa Greenlist can help you find an alternative to disposing of unwanted items in the trash.
As new, large-scale hog confinement facilities are debated in Linn County, comes news from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources on one of the potential side effects of this type of operation. Of note, the corporation involved in the manure spill, Maschhoff LLC, cites on its website the company’s environmental philosophy: “Our environmental team is […]
I won’t get into the politics of the federal government shut-down, but there’s no doubt that the measure – or lack of one – has left many people confused. That extends to which entities are affected by the shut-down. I saw a TV news report that listed Honey Creek as one of the parks that […]
MECHANICSVILLE – We knew it was only a matter of time before the devastating emerald ash borer would make its way across Iowa. This time, the invasive beetle has been positively identified in a residential tree in Mechanicsville in northern Cedar County, the fourth location in Iowa. Allamakee County was declared infested in May 2010, […]