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Amateur astronomers and the art of astrophotography (#305)

Amateur astronomers and the art of astrophotography (#305)

posted on October 28, 2013 at 5:27 PM

We join amateur astronomers at one of Iowa’s darkest locations for the Iowa Star Party, as they share their interstellar hobby and stunning photos with each other and curious guests. 07:02 Read More »
Mines of Spain (#305)

Mines of Spain (#305)

posted on October 28, 2013 at 5:27 PM

It was once a mineral oasis, where Julien Dubuque settled more than 200 years ago. Now, the scenic Mines of Spain area along the Mississippi River is an outdoor recreation destination and a place where area youth are experiencing the outdoors and... 03:47 Read More »
Rehabilitating injured birds at SOAR (#305)

Rehabilitating injured birds at SOAR (#305)

posted on October 28, 2013 at 5:27 PM

See how injured eagles, falcons and other birds are rescued and taken under the caring wing of rehabilitators at Saving Our Avian Resources (SOAR), with the hope of releasing them back into the wild. 06:26 Read More »
Iowa Outdoors (#305) (#305)

Iowa Outdoors (#305) (#305)

posted on October 25, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Full Program: Look into the sky with amateur astronomers and astrophotographers at the Iowa Star Party, visit a classroom where kids are touching critters from Iowa State University’s Insect Zoo, explore the scenic Mines of Spain in Dubuque and see how injured... 28:43 Read More »
ISU's traveling Insect Zoo (#305)

ISU's traveling Insect Zoo (#305)

posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Dan Wardell shows us how a fun, hands-on learning experience with cockroaches, millipedes, tarantulas and other arthropods is helping teach Iowans the importance of those critters in our environment. 04:28 Read More »
Market to Market host Mike Pearson talks to 2013 World Food Prize intern award winners (#0)

Market to Market host Mike Pearson talks to 2013 World Food Prize intern award winners (#0)

posted on October 18, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Elizabeth Mueller of Waukee, Iowa, is the recipient of the 2013 Elaine Szymoniak Intern Award. She completed her internship at EARTH University in Guacimo, Costa Rica, where she explored the effectiveness of biodigesters to convert organic... 03:47 Read More »

No Immediate Ruling on Bid to Delay NYC Soda Rule (#3826)

posted on February 22, 2013 at 1:26 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - A judge isn't saying how soon he'll decide whether to delay enforcement of New York City's first-of-its-kind effort to limit the size of sugary drinks. The American Beverage Association and other groups faced off with city... Read More »

Illinois Lawmakers File Bill to Regulate 'Fracking' (#3826)

posted on February 22, 2013 at 1:24 PM

CHICAGO (AP) - Two downstate lawmakers have introduced a bill to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois. Marion Democratic state Rep. John Bradley and Olney Republican David Reis filed the bill Thursday. Supporters of hydraulic... Read More »

New Taxes, Fees Urged to Improve Water Systems (#3826)

posted on February 22, 2013 at 1:17 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- California water officials are urging state lawmakers to create a funding source by implementing new taxes or fees so communities with high levels of nitrates in their drinking water can build and operate safe water... Read More »

Ireland Says Irish Meat Processor B&F Shipped Horse Meat Labeled 'Beef' to Czech Customer (#3826)

posted on February 22, 2013 at 1:02 PM

DUBLIN (AP) — An Irish slaughterhouse has been caught labeling horse meat as beef and shipping it to a company in the Czech Republic, Ireland’s government announced Friday in the most clear-cut finding by any country since the... Read More »

FAA Moves Closer To Widespread US Drone Flights (#3825)

posted on February 15, 2013 at 2:16 PM

The law requires the FAA allow drones wide access to U.S. airspace by 2015. Read More »

Corn Shortage Idles 20 Ethanol Plants Nationwide (#3825)

posted on February 15, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Ethanol industry trade group data shows 20 of the nation's 211 ethanol plants have ceased production over the past year Read More »

White House Warns Of Food Safety Cuts (#3825)

posted on February 15, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Department of Agriculture inspectors could be furloughed for up to 15 days, meaning meatpacking plants would have to intermittently shut down and there could be less meat in grocery stores. Read More »

Iowa Farmers Who Host Tours Not Shielded From Lawsuits (#3825)

posted on February 15, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Iowa Farm Bureau warned liability would jeopardize tours that teach children about animals and farming Read More »

Executive Sentenced For Tomato Price Fixing Scam (#3825)

posted on February 15, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Buyers from Kraft, PepsiCo Inc.'s Frito-Lay unit, Safeway Inc. and B&G Foods Inc. have pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in the case. Read More »
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