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The Migratory Dragonfly

The Migratory Dragonfly

  • 9/8/2022 1:54:00 PM
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If you’ve been lucky you may have had the surprising pleasure of happening upon a Common Green Darner (Anax junius) swarm in the late summer and early fall.  Maybe you’ve been hiking through the prairie or even just sitting in your yard when suddenly, everywhere you look, there are dragonflies, skimming along the tops of the grasses.
Green Hill Wildlife Area won’t remain a secret for long

Green Hill Wildlife Area won’t remain a secret for long

  • 6/23/2021 6:58:00 AM
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One of Iowa’s newest public wildlife areas is in the backyard of Council Bluffs and outside of a few keen-eyed hunters who noticed the green signs last fall, not many people know about it.
Renovation of Dan Green Slough and Burr Oak Lake to last through summer

Renovation of Dan Green Slough and Burr Oak Lake to last through summer

  • 8/4/2020 9:04:00 PM
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The water level at Dan Green Slough and Burr Oak Lake will be held down through the summer’s growing season to eliminate rough fish that had reentered the systems and to reestablish emergent vegetation that had been lost after years of high water.
DNR investigating fish kill near Jefferson

DNR investigating fish kill near Jefferson

  • 8/22/2019 6:36:00 AM
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JEFFERSON—DNR is onsite investigating a fish kill in Hardin Creek about two miles east of Jefferson in Greene County at 5 p.m. today.
DNR posts 2017 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

DNR posts 2017 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

  • 12/27/2018 1:25:00 PM
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DES MOINES ― According to the DNR’s legislatively mandated “2017 Iowa Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report” posted today, greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Iowa increased, primarily from increases in ammonia production and electricity generated from natural gas.
Hunter, dog rescued after kayak capsized

Hunter, dog rescued after kayak capsized

  • 10/25/2018 8:21:00 AM
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JACKSON COUNTY, Iowa – On October 20, around 9:00 a.m., the Sabula Fire and Rescue were dispatched to Browns Lake near Green Island Wildlife Management Area for a hunter in the water holding onto a capsized kayak.
2016 greenhouse gas emissions inventory posted on DNR website

2016 greenhouse gas emissions inventory posted on DNR website

  • 12/7/2017 3:42:00 PM
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Windsor Heights ― Posted today, the DNR’s legislatively mandated “2016 Iowa Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report” shows greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Iowa decreased for the second year in a row, primarily from a decrease in power plant emissions.
Meeting to discuss Green Valley and Thayer Lake water quality improvement plans

Meeting to discuss Green Valley and Thayer Lake water quality improvement plans

  • 10/26/2017 11:32:00 AM
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CRESTON – Iowans interested in the results of DNR studies to improve water quality in Green Valley and Thayer lakes in Union County can attend a meeting Nov. 8. Citizens are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to improve the lakes to the meeting for discussion.
North Raccoon Wildlife Area is building a recreation reputation

North Raccoon Wildlife Area is building a recreation reputation

  • 8/1/2017 11:44:00 AM
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The North Raccoon Wildlife Area just might be the biggest playground in Greene County. But rather than teeter-totters and swings, this playground offers excellent deer hunting, turkey, dove and rabbit hunting, river access and sandbar camping, bird watching, hiking and more.
Updated Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Calculation Tools and Guidance Available

Updated Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Calculation Tools and Guidance Available

  • 3/23/2017 8:33:00 AM
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The Air Quality Bureau has updated its “Stationary Fossil Fuel Combustion Calculation Tool” and “GHG Emissions Estimation Guidance” to reflect new global warming potentials (GWP). The revised documents should be used to calculate potential and actual greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources for Air Quality permit applications.
Diesel spill in Greene County contained

Diesel spill in Greene County contained

  • 11/29/2016 3:59:00 PM
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JEFFERSON – The DNR responded to a diesel spill after a semi hauling Pepsi products hit a bridge about five miles southwest of Jefferson Tuesday morning.
Many Iowa Evergreens Showing Signs of Winter Burn

Many Iowa Evergreens Showing Signs of Winter Burn

  • 4/5/2016 6:32:00 AM
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Conifers, or evergreen trees, provide color and wind protection to the Iowa landscape during the winter months. However, this year, many of these trees are showing signs of winter desiccation, also known as winter burn.
12 Upcycling Ideas for the Savvy Outdoor Enthusiast

12 Upcycling Ideas for the Savvy Outdoor Enthusiast

  • 3/2/2016 5:00:00 AM
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Camping and relaxing outside should be great ways to spend your day and not your money. Still, accessories and new fandangled gear can get pricey pretty quick, so try these alternative upcycling options to get back to the fun instead of the store!
Iowa State Parks Featured in America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots

Iowa State Parks Featured in America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots

  • 2/23/2016 6:33:00 AM
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The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is searching for the top 100 family fishing and boating spots across the nation, and four Iowa state parks are among those being considered. Iowans participating in the vote can ensure their favorite places to boat and fish are recognized nationally.
Greening Up Your Yard: What You Can Do

Greening Up Your Yard: What You Can Do

  • 8/4/2015 11:07:00 AM
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Climate change, greenhouse gases, carbon footprints, water quality— the problems are huge and the impact we can deliver seems minimal. But, you can do something simple—cut back on yardwork. Most people don’t think about the carbon footprint left by their lawns and lawn care. Green is green, right?
Paddle Up To These Secluded Campsites

Paddle Up To These Secluded Campsites

  • 6/19/2015 11:02:00 AM
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The self-reliant can take advantage of several remote paddle-in primitive campsites, get surrounded by nature and leave other humans behind. The locations make for a Boundary Waters-like experience in Iowa.
6 Great Iowa State Parks for Spring Fishing

6 Great Iowa State Parks for Spring Fishing

  • 5/12/2015 11:41:00 AM
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Spring is a great time to head out fishing, so grab a buddy, call up Dad or Mom, or load the kids into the car and get out there. Plan a day trip or spend the entire weekend at one of Iowa’s great state parks. Enjoy the beautiful weather and “hook” some memories that will last a lifetime.
14 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

14 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

  • 5/1/2015 8:28:00 AM
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Paper, sure. Plastic, cardboard, of course. But before you toss those old shingles or paint, or dump a box of Styrofoam packing peanuts in the trash, you’ll want to look up where you can recycle them.