Articles related to Environment

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 14:42

Ongoing effects from the drought may hit closer to home with possible water shortages this year across the state. Iowans can prepare by finding simple ways to conserve water in their own homes.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 10:22

Farmers will be able to check soil moisture levels around the state when Iowa State University’s Department of Agronomy upgrades weather stations at several research and demonstration farms.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 17:22

The Iowa Learning Farms’ Wednesday, Feb. 20, webinar will feature Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture director Mark Rasmussen. The webinar begins at 11:30 a.m., and all that is needed to participate is a computer with Internet access.

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 15:27

A workshop to train livestock producers and service providers on how to use the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) and the Iowa Phosphorus Index for use in nutrient management and manure management plans is planned for March 20 in Altoona, Iowa.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 09:38

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host meetings in Madrid on Feb. 28 and Dubuque on March 6 to address emerging opportunities related to stover harvesting for the biomass feedstock needs of local industries.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 18:02

A Wind and Solar Energy Conference will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Sioux City Convention Center, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The conference will address the growing interest in alternative energy sources that has raised many questions about wind and solar energy in northwest Iowa.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 11:28

Traps, sentinel trees, visual surveys and other surveillance efforts show pest is only in eastern Allamakee County in northeast Iowa, according to the Iowa Emerald Ash Borer team.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 14:40

Iowans can beat the mid-winter blues with the Eco Family Virtual Conference. Families can save money on household expenses, spend quality time together and live green in 2013 by participating in the conference, said Kristi Cooper, conference organizer and family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 14:59

Iowa Learning Farms continues its monthly educational webinar series into 2013 with a Jan. 16 session looking at the state's role in water quality.