Some bird species once commonly found in Kentucky and surrounding states are moving farther north each year, according to the Audubon Society. Take the Red-breasted Merganser, for example. This fish-eating duck, the society says, has moved its range northward over the past 40 years more than 300 miles. They’re apparently more abundant in Minnesota now than they once were here. The reason? Climate change.
Today’s high temperature is more than twenty degrees below the average for the Louisville area. The unusually cold air will stick around a little while longer. Forecaster Angie Lese with the National Weather Service in Louisville says the extremely cold temperatures are being caused by a mass of frigid air that moved in from Canada. […]