DNR http://iowapublicradio.org en Murky Waters and Pi Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/murky-waters-and-pi-day <p>Is winter almost over?&nbsp; And how has the long, harsh season affect Iowa's waterways and aquatic life?&nbsp; Also, the latest Quinnipiac <a href="http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/iowa/release-detail?ReleaseID=2019">poll</a>, 2014's Cancer in Iowa <a href="http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/shri/pubs/pdf/Cancer_2014.pdf">report</a>, Iowa's new tourism <a href="http://thegazette.com/2014/03/10/iowa-launches-new-tourism-ad-campaign/">ad campaign</a> and <a href="http://www.piday.org/">Pi Day</a> at the <a href="http://www.sciowa.org/">Science Center of Iowa Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:15:33 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Ben Stanton 37564 at http://iowapublicradio.org Murky Waters and Pi Day News Buzz: Military Contracts http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-military-contracts <p>Host Ben Kieffer <span class="userContent">covers a number of topics in a roundup of the week's news including a conversation with Iowa Public Radio's </span>Cedar Rapids reporter <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/people/durrie-bouscaren">Durrie Bouscaren</a> on how <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/impact-military-spending-cuts-uneven-among-iowas-defense-companies">Iowa military</a> <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wars-end-iowa-defense-contractors-seek-new-markets">contractors have</a> <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/decline-contracting-means-new-roles-service-me Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:01:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Ben Stanton 33161 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Military Contracts News Buzz http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-0 <p>Host Ben Kieffer gets the latest on news from around Iowa.&nbsp; MidAmerican Energy gives an update on the power outage which left almost 40,000 Des Moines-area residents in the dark. IPR's Joyce Russell discusses changes to the problematic Toledo Juvenile Home.&nbsp; The DNR has a new report which looks at drought conditions in Iowa.&nbsp; Also, Dubuque native Brooks Wheelan joins the cast of "Saturday Night Live."</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:39:43 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Emily Woodbury 29416 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz Roadside Ride-Along, Countin' Critters http://iowapublicradio.org/post/roadside-ride-along-countin-critters <p></p><p>Iowa's 15- day annual roadside survey is underway at 208 locations around the state. The 30 mile routes are driven at sunrise by Department of Natural Resources staff members along gravel roads. The surveyors watch for pheasants, cottontail and jack rabbits, quail and Hungarian partridge. The count helps gauge the well being of those species, with a focus on the pheasant population. Iowa Public Radio's Pat Blank tagged&nbsp;along on a&nbsp;survey in Story County.</p> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 17:56:30 +0000 Pat Blank 26871 at http://iowapublicradio.org Roadside Ride-Along, Countin' Critters Water Quality and River and Lake Restoration http://iowapublicradio.org/post/water-quality-and-river-and-lake-restoration-0 <p>Many of Iowa's rivers and lakes are unable to support recreation and fishing and are in need of restoration. Governor Branstad's proposed budget cuts funding for restoration projects. Today on River to River, we talk with the Director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, as well as people in communities impacted by the cuts.</p><p></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:38:31 +0000 Clay Masters 17171 at http://iowapublicradio.org Water Quality and River and Lake Restoration More Money for Livestock Inspectors http://iowapublicradio.org/post/more-money-livestock-inspectors <p>The head of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources &nbsp;asked the governor and his budget advisors for &nbsp;more than a million dollars to hire new inspectors for the state’s livestock facilities.&nbsp; But that&nbsp; may not be enough to prevent the federal Environmental Protection agency&nbsp;</p><p>from taking over enforcement of clean water standards.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:31:45 +0000 Joyce Russell 11362 at http://iowapublicradio.org More Money for Livestock Inspectors