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Anyone who's ever helped clean up the Mississippi River can tell you plastic pollution is a big problem. The Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative announced in Davenport on Wednesday new efforts to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in the river, the Gulf of Mexico, and oceans around the world.

Flood Buddies

Sep 15, 2018

My Second Home on the Water

Sep 8, 2018

Quad Cities' Water Bar

Sep 1, 2018

Whiteside County may soon become a center for solar energy in northwest Illinois. The county is now considering six applications for solar farms.

The county's Economic Development Director, Gary Camarano, says it's the result of state law creating incentives for solar developers. And the goal is for the state to generate at least 25 percent renewable energy by 2025.

So far he thinks there is a lot of interest from local residents.

Why Attend a Conference?

Aug 25, 2018

Art and Culture Nurturing Sustainability

Aug 18, 2018

Vacant to Vibrant

Aug 11, 2018

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Iowa has a new tool to measure how fast the state is reducing water pollution. Recently, the state DNR and researchers at Iowa State University completed a three-year digital mapping project.

Michelle O'Neill reports the new, interactive maps show where landowners and farmers have changed the land to reduce runoff and improve water quality.

QC Rideshare

Aug 4, 2018