California drought hurts Iowa beekeepers

ERIN JORDAN Cedar Rapids Gazette MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — Some Iowa beekeepers are making extra money by taking their bees to California for the winter to pollinate almonds, but that job is literally drying up with the West Coast drought. “Some of the old orchards are being ripped out,” said Phil Ebert, 80, founder of … Read more

How Florida’s wildlife is doing after Hurricane Ian

CNN — Southwest Florida looks a lot different than it did six weeks ago when Hurricane Ian swept through the area. Green Sanibel Island turned brown, its trees felled by storms or drowned in salt water. And Cape Coral, a carefully planned community cut by rows of canals, is still digging itself out from under … Read more

How Florida’s wildlife is doing after Hurricane Ian

CNN — Southwest Florida looks a lot different than it did six weeks ago when Hurricane Ian swept through the area. Green Sanibel Island turned brown, its trees felled by storms or drowned in salt water. And Cape Coral, a carefully planned community cut by rows of canals, is still digging itself out from under … Read more