The Iowa Utilities Board heard comments about the proposed Bakken pipeline that would run diagonally through Iowa; now it’s the Department of Natural Resources’ turn. Public comments can be made during the upcoming DNR meeting from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 16, 2015, in Des Moines. The pipeline would cut through 18 counties in Iowa and Gov. […]
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Chris Rice points to a community food forest growing near Monmouth, Ill., as evidence of an idea that works. The forest, with shagbark hickory, hazelnuts, walnuts, pawpaws, American persimmons and more, was planted in 1967. As the concept finally spreads across the United States, the time is now to see a similar idea take root […]
IOWA CITY – A new group called Iowa River Friends was started this year to improve, protect and enjoy the Iowa River, its creeks and streams. The group provided details on an upcoming meeting to gather information about river restoration throughout the state for the Iowa Legislature’s Study Committee on Rivers and Waterways. Here is […]
I’ve been among those baffled by the use of our nation’s food safety net to allow the purchase of junk food and pop. That isn’t changing any time soon, but word from the American Medical Association is encouraging.
(Feb. 28, 2013) This week’s snow has led to numerous cancellations and school delays, but one event that is still on-schedule is tonight’s public forum on Greene Square Park. Changes are in store for the park, a longtime mainstay for events and a central gathering spot in downtown Cedar Rapids.