land use http://iowapublicradio.org en Choosing Deconstruction Over Demolition http://iowapublicradio.org/post/choosing-deconstruction-over-demolition <p>When Siobhan Spain and her family deconstructed an old barn on their family farm a few years ago, she re-used the barn wood instead of sending it to the landfill.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:19:45 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Charity Nebbe 43735 at http://iowapublicradio.org Choosing Deconstruction Over Demolition Rural Land: Spacious but in High Demand http://iowapublicradio.org/post/rural-land-spacious-high-demand <p>In rural Iowa, it feels like there’s plenty of room, but the land that makes up that seemingly endless wide open space is very much in demand.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:38:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Lindsey Moon 43732 at http://iowapublicradio.org Rural Land: Spacious but in High Demand Going Going Gone http://iowapublicradio.org/post/going-going-gone <p>A new report out Tuesday shows millions of wetland acres&nbsp;and highly erodible grassland and prairie are being plowed under and planted into row crops. This in turn causes intense soil erosion especially in a wet spring like this year. The four year, multi state study was conducted by Environmental Working Group. <a href="http://www.ewg.org/research/going-going-gone">http://www.ewg.org/research/going-going-gone</a>. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:32:33 +0000 Pat Blank 26645 at http://iowapublicradio.org Going Going Gone