water http://iowapublicradio.org en Iowa DNR Stocks More than 100 Million Walleye into Iowa's Lakes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-dnr-stocks-more-100-million-walleye-iowas-lakes <p>After pulling a few all-nighters netting, sorting and spawning fish, Iowa’s fisheries supervisors are ready for a break. They’ve spent the last month working to ready the more than 100 million walleye fry, fish less than 2 inches in size, that get stocked into Iowa’s lakes and rivers every year.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:02:10 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Lindsey Moon 41615 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa DNR Stocks More than 100 Million Walleye into Iowa's Lakes Ironman John Little http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ironman-john-little <div class="chat in"><div class="msg 1st">While most of us were enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers, 61-year-old Iowa City resident John Little was completing his 13th Ironman Triathlon in Cozumel, an island off the Yucatan Peninsula.<br /> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:53:36 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 33153 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ironman John Little Preserving Iowa’s Freshwater Ecosystems http://iowapublicradio.org/post/preserving-iowa-s-freshwater-ecosystems <p>Since its beginning, the conservation movement has been focused on preserving the natural places we still have, but <a href="http://www.thefreshwatertrust.org/jsw-bio">Joe Whitworth</a>, president of the Freshwater Trust, says that is not good enough.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks to Whitworth about his work restoring freshwater ecosystems, how he believes that clean water can co-exist with profitable agriculture, and the future of conservation.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:48:49 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 29864 at http://iowapublicradio.org Preserving Iowa’s Freshwater Ecosystems Home Improvement: Protecting Your Home From Moisture http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-protecting-your-home-moisture <p>Houses in Iowa are taking on water from yesterday's heavy storm, but even if basements aren't flooded homes can still be damaged by moisture.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with home improvement expert Bill McAnally about the problems moisture can cause, as well as danger signs and what to do if a home has been effected by moisture or storm damage. Also, McAnally talks about preventing moisture problems when building or renovating a home.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:19:07 +0000 Charity Nebbe 23008 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement: Protecting Your Home From Moisture Safety on the Water http://iowapublicradio.org/post/safety-water <p>Last week a man was killed in a boating incident on the Cedar River, and over the weekend a man had a close call while trying to rescue a child on Clear Lake. &nbsp;What are the rules and what are the good and bad ideas on the water? &nbsp;Also, hear about preventing recreational water illnesses.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:46:14 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 22660 at http://iowapublicradio.org Safety on the Water Thirsty Iowa - The State of Our Water Supply http://iowapublicradio.org/post/thirsty-iowa-state-our-water-supply <p>Water, it’s there when you turn on the faucet, or the sprinkler, it’s in the plastic bottles at the convenience store and washes away down the storm sewers when it rains.&nbsp; On today's Talk of Iowa, we give this life giving substance some of the thought it deserves with Charles Fishman, best-selling author of “The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water."</p><p>Also, UI assistant professor and researcher, Craig Just, joins us to talk about an effort to monitor river runoff by attaching sensors to river mussels.</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:52:43 +0000 Charity Nebbe 15973 at http://iowapublicradio.org Thirsty Iowa - The State of Our Water Supply Drought Update: Iowa Soil Still Drier Than Normal http://iowapublicradio.org/post/drought-update-iowa-soil-still-drier-normal <p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">Like many Midwestern states, Iowa is closing the 2012 calendar year with soil moisture deficits after this summer's drought. But with the new crop year at least four months away, Iowa State University Climatologist Elwynn Taylor is seeing some spotty</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">Taylor credits abundant fall rains with helping mitigate the drought, at least for now.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:37:18 +0000 Dean Borg 12698 at http://iowapublicradio.org Drought Update: Iowa Soil Still Drier Than Normal Gas Prices and the Economy and Iowa's Water Supply http://iowapublicradio.org/post/gas-prices-and-economy-and-iowas-water-supply <p>Gas prices are at record highs for this time of year, and experts predict the rise won&#39;t be ending soon. We&#39;ll examine what&#39;s driving current crude oil prices and what it means for Iowa&#39;s economy with the Iowa Department of Agriculture&#39;s Harold Hommes and Creighton University Economics Professor Ernie Goss. Later, the Iowa DNR has been surveying groundwater supplies across the state. Results indicate some Iowa cities need to start planning immediately to drill new wells or to pipe in water from new resources. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer 198 at http://iowapublicradio.org