Decorah en River Curriculum Helps Decorah Earn Statewide Honor <p></p><p>Each year, the statewide nonprofit organization <a href="">Iowa Rivers Revival</a> honors a community for its commitment to the river that runs through it. This year the group named Decorah as its River Town of the Year.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 40249 at River Curriculum Helps Decorah Earn Statewide Honor The Eagle has Landed (hatched) <p>Something happened Wednesday morning that many people thought would not. One of three eggs in an eagle's nest near the Decorah&nbsp;Fish Hatchery is no longer an egg, but an eaglet. The egg hatched in spite of brutal weather conditions including ten inches of snow and 20 degree below zero temperatures. No one is happier about the day's events than Bob Anderson who installed a web cam in the nest 6 years ago as part of the Raptor Resource Project. He talks with Iowa Public Radio's Pat Blank. &nbsp;See the nest at&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:42:58 +0000 Pat Blank 38528 at The Eagle has Landed (hatched) Environmentally Sensitive ‘Driftless’ Region Highlights CAFO Concerns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Thanks to tight competition, hog farmers are feeling a push to expand or get out of the business. That means indoor confined animal feeding operations – or CAFOs&nbsp;– are growing even in the most environmentally sensitive areas.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 07:59:31 +0000 Clay Masters 30957 at Environmentally Sensitive ‘Driftless’ Region Highlights CAFO Concerns Some Northeast Iowans Fear Expanded "Frac" Sand Mining <p>Northeast Iowa is known for the big, scenic hills that dot the Mississippi River Valley and beyond.&nbsp; Many of those hills contain sandstone. They can be used in hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas.</p><p>But some residents are concerned that more sand mining would harm the area’s environment.</p><p>Iowa Public Radio’s Sarah McCammon looks at the current state of “frac” sand mining in Iowa…and the potential for more.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:39:30 +0000 Sarah McCammon 17200 at Some Northeast Iowans Fear Expanded "Frac" Sand Mining Summer Series: College Towns <p>A town that is home to a college or university is always changing.&nbsp; There are always new students, new faculty, new staff, and the population ebbs and flows from semester to semester.&nbsp; On today&#39;s &quot;Talk of Iowa&quot; we continue our summer series on Iowa towns and cities with a look at college towns.&nbsp; The pros, the cons, the economics and the history.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:46:52 +0000 Charity Nebbe 5130 at Summer Series: College Towns