Huron County Climate Change and Energy Specialist Lily Morrow says unpredictability might be the one consistent in weather patterns as a result of climate change.
Morrow was one of the guest speakers at a recent Sustainable Huron Committee meeting on Climate Change Adaption.
Morrow said Huron County could see a wide range of weather extremes.
Huron County Ontario Provincial Police have ongoing investigations into three suspected substance related overdose deaths that have taken place in Huron County since the end of January 2020.
A 38-year-old from Goderich and a 29-year-old from Exeter died on the weekend of January 25/26th and a 23-year-old from Morris-Turnberry was found dead on February 5, 2020. All three males died in their respective homes.
The Port of Goderich is the newest Green Marine participant.
Goderich becomes the 10th Great Lakes port authority to become part of the largest voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry.
President of the Goderich Port Management Corporation Rowland Howe said it’s part of their goal to strive for continuous environmental improvement.
He added that port operations and wharf expansion projects are inherently aligned with addressing key environmental issues.
The recent fire on Queen Street is another blow to a downtown that is already experiencing a shortage of retail businesses.
By Barb McKay
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced more than $1.8 million in grants are being awarded to five organizations for projects that will use market-based approaches to reduce nutrient pollution that helps cause harmful algae blooms in the Great Lakes. Read the full story by The Toledo Blade.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has joined front-runner Bernie Sanders in calling for the shutdown of Enbridge’s dual pipeline that is at the center of litigation between the company and the state of Michigan. Read the full story by The Detroit News.
According to a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, irrigation can mask climate-driven drops in the baseflow of rivers and streams. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.
Dogs wearing lifejackets, need we say more?
An entire industry has sprung up to meet a dog’s every need, including water safety. No longer limited by the classic PFD colours of orange, yellow, and red, now you can buy doggy lifejackets in just about any colour you can imagine.
We’re not complaining though, safety is a top priority for the adopted member of the family, and pooches look good doing it. However, like people, some can pull it off better than others.
You got your boat out of the water before ice-up and winterized the engine, but don’t forget that starter and deep-cycle batteries used for things like trolling motors need special attention to prepare them for winter. They are expensive, and many boats have more than one.
Is it true that the northern lights make noises?—Jeremy Evelyn, via email
Maybe. There’s some evidence that the aurora borealis is associated with sound, says Robert Rankin, a professor in the department of physics at the University of Alberta. But “some evidence” doesn’t make it true. “There’s also evidence for UFOs,” says Rankin.
There's Snow Place like Lake Huron
April was another busy month for LHCCC staff, gearing up for the action-packed summer ahead. Just like many of you, we are loving the warmer spring weather and soaking up some sun during our lunch hour walks along the Goderich Beach.
Welcome to April's edition of the LHCCC Newsletter! Spring has “sort of sprung”? Mother nature is trying her best to bring back our summer weather, and I am sure many of you are contemplating your returns to your cottages and planning your summer vacation.