severe weather en Extreme Weather in the Midwest <p>In the period between 2008 and 2012, Iowa experienced a record amount of flooding and variability in rainfall, leading to damage that cost the state billions. Today on River to River, host Ben Kieffer asks how climate change is impacting extreme weather patterns, the economic impact, and, how we in Iowa can best prepare for the years to come.</p><p></p><p>Want more information?</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:40:54 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 33270 at Extreme Weather in the Midwest 5 years later, Iowans learning to live with floods <p>It has been five years since the floods of 2008. Now, a week after another round of flooding in Eastern Iowa, IPR’s Durrie Bouscaren looks at how many Iowans are adapting to changing times.</p><p></p><p></p><p>More than a thousand runners participated in “Run the Flood,” an annual race through Cedar Rapids to commemorate the anniversary of a flood that would change the landscape of many Iowa cities and towns. Carmen Covington says she participates every year.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:39:51 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 22309 at 5 years later, Iowans learning to live with floods Wildlife Day: Natural Disaster and Baby Animals <p>Last summer many wild animals suffered because of a lack of water, this year nests have been washed out and wild babies have been separated from their mothers through floods and storms. Host Charity Nebbe talks with wildlife biologist Jim Pease about how natural disasters affect the boom and bust cycles of Iowa's wildlife populations.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:38:35 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 22247 at Wildlife Day: Natural Disaster and Baby Animals Spring 2013 Iowa Floods <p></p><p><br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><br><br>&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 15:30:06 +0000 Dean Borg, Durrie Bouscaren & John Pemble 21623 at Spring 2013 Iowa Floods