The 21st Show

Reporter Roundtable: Earth Day Midwestern Waterways

 
Water runs off a central Illinois farm into the East Branch Embarras River through a tile drainage pipe.

Water runs off a central Illinois farm into the East Branch Embarras River through a tile drainage pipe. Dana Cronin/Illinois Newsroom

Water is the basis for life on this planet — but many waterways are at risk of pollution, have issues with nutrient runoff from farms and the effect of barges on rivers. To speak about three issues and what is at stake pertaining to water in the Midwest and Illinois, The 21st was joined by three reporters from Harvest Public Media. Click below for their stories:

It’s Been Six Years Since Illinois Set Out To Improve Water Quality. So Far, Farm Runoff Is Worse - by Dana Cronin

Barge Industry May Be A Mixed Bag For The Green Energy Movement - by Jonathan Ahl

How An Iowa Town Won Its Fight For Better Flood Protection - by Katie Peikes

Guests:

Dana Cronin, reporter for Illinois Newsroom and Harvest Public Media 

Katie Peikes, reporter for Iowa Public Radio and Harvest Public Media

Jonathan Ahl, reporter for St. Louis Public Radio and Harvest Public Media

 

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