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Climate Ghosts author: To save more species, treat them like kin

Climate Ghosts author: To save more species, treat them like kin

For Professor Nancy Langston, our intransigence in protecting struggling species like caribou and others is a puzzle. These species exist in our memories and culture, and we’ve invested in protecting them, so why do their populations continue to crash? 

That’s the question at the core of Langston’s latest book, “Climate Ghosts: Migratory Species in the Anthropocene”.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

Pine River Watershed Initiative Network 2021 Highlights


Pine River Watershed Initiative Network 2021 Highlights

2021 was a challenging year in so many ways.
Now that 2022 is here, we can look back at our accomplishments of 2021:

  • Cattle Exclusion Fencing Project completed in Kinloss Township.
  • Developed four reforestation sites in Huron & Kinloss Township.
  • Planted a Red Maple Reforestation site with a local land owner.
  • Planted over 6,000 cedar and spruce seedlings to reforest project sites in Huron Kinloss. 
  • This fall, PRWIN hosted the Environment Minister’s funding announcement at the Point Clark Beach.
  • Our 2021 Potted Tree Ash Replacement Program offered shoreline residents over 14 potted trees.
  • A partnership with Fanshawe College to create a Mapping Story of all our projects.
  • PRWIN’s Annual Award of Merit. Award recipients for 2021: Shirley Galloway, Conner Dixon and Brad & Kristie Gilchrist.
  • PRWIN took part in the Spruce the Bruce Program – New exterior light and window box for the facade of our office.
  • In June, we participated in the Lake Huron-Georgian Bay Framework Community mini summit Community Action Initiative: Learning More About Engagement.
  • In November, we participated in the Lake Huron-Georgian Bay Framework Community Webinar Community Action Initiative: Great Lakes nearshore and threats to ecosystem resilience.
  • PRWIN assisted OPG with their Environmental Certificate. OPG has been awarded Gold Certification by the Wildlife Habitat Council.
  • In the spring, PRWIN Directors and volunteers offered their time to provide spring maintenance of the rain garden at the Ripley Library.
  • PRWIN created a video to exhibit our watershed to help support the Ripley Huron Fall Fair Virtual Events.
  • PRWIN hosted a “Sponsorship Day” to recognize our valuable sponsors at our Red Maple Reforestation site.
  • PRWIN sponsored local community events: Public skating, Free Tree Contest and participated in the Ripley Fall Fair Parade and contests.
  • PRWIN participated in a survey with Bruce Power about Climate Change. It was conducted by the Council of the Great Lakes Region and the Climate Risk Institute who partnered with Bruce Power.
  • This fall, PRWIN volunteered their time to assist Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation to plant dune grass and remove invasive plants.
  • PRWIN Directors assisted Maitland Valley Conservation Authority by planting 200 white cedar seedlings with a local landowner.
  • Memorial trees planted in memory of the Kevin Newman and Dr. Richard Huff.

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Adapting to Climate Change Will Only Get More Expensive

Adapting to Climate Change Will Only Get More Expensive

By Michael Allen, Hakai Magazine 

This story originally appeared in Hakai Magazine and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.

 

As the climate warms, the price of adapting homes and infrastructure to cope with increasing temperatures, heavier rainfalls, stronger storms, and rising seas will be staggering.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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