Journalist Greg McMillan of TheGreenHub.ca scours the internet daily for up-to-the-minute green stories that are important to you. His compilation of news items from around The Green Hub plus quirky tidbits and trends makes sure you are in the loop …. without doing the time-consuming legwork.
THEY’RE COMING, they’re coming – a total of 56 giant wind turbines will be constructed in the Jarvis area, all on land currently being farmed, predicts a spokesman for the manufacturers. This comes on the heels of a recent public meeting in Fisherville organized by the Haldimand Wind Concerns group, where it was announced that 1,000 signatures on a petition calling for a moratorium on turbine development in Haldimand County. And one resident asks: Would you want to live there?
…. The Grand River Conservation has withdrawn its flood warning message. So no major flooding is expected over the weekend, as the ice has moved out of the southern portion of the river and water levels are down, says the GRCA.
…. The arrival of Tundra swans in Long Point Bay surely means spring is upon us, but not everyone in the Norfolk area is happy about the influx of birders.
…. Membership is reportedly up in Brant County’s 4-H Association this year and there are some different twists featured in addition to the traditional livestock offerings. They include clubs in barbecue grilling, miniature horses and outdoor living, which focuses on survival training.
…. Another hub in The Green Hub? The Sand Plains, government officials and scientists believe, could become a hub of natural rubber, and would involve developing a viable Russian dandelion crop, needed for the process. They say it’s just another example of an experimental crop that could diversify the local agricultural landscape.
Last but not least: Obviously there is a glut of wide-ranging news coverage dealing with the ongoing disaster in Japan. Today we tie some stories together, to create one example of perspective for those living within The Green Hub. First, this is the kind of gigantic natural catastrophe that changes history in several ways, not the least of which is the impact on the nuclear industry. Secondly, the CEO of Bruce Power goes out of his way to stress that there are few comparisons between the events in Japan and the nuclear reactors in Ontario. And he says he is in constant contact with the Tokyo Electric Power Company, just as Japan’s nuclear safety agency raised the rating of the country’s crisis today from Level 4 to Level 5 – putting it on par with the 1979 Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania. So much food for thought ….
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