Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for August 18th.
This week, Bham Now published its first installment of a three part series of stories about Birmingham’s air pollution problems. The first story focused on Birmingham’s past.
How bad was Birmingham’s air in the 60s and 70s? Check out this passage from the story:
“According to attorneys at Maynard Cooper & Gale, one of Birmingham’s most respected law firms, their founder, George Fleming Maynard kept a bowl of water in his office to wash his hands before handling documents because of the dirty air that came through his open window.
In the 50s and 60s lawyers and businessmen who walked from their offices to the courthouse or anyone who did business downtown for that matter, would occasionally need to change their starched white shirts when they got back to their offices because of the soot that fell from the region’s steel mills.”
We’ve come a long way in Birmingham. Check out this week’s edition which will look at the human impact of air pollution.
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Falling in Love with Alabama’s Rivers – by Charles Miller
Coosa Riverkeeper – 5 Spots to Beat the Heat & Back-to-School Blues this Weekend
Alabama Rivers Alliance – What Needs to Happen Right Now to Improve Water Management in Alabama
Absolutely Alabama – FIGHTING FIRES, FIGHTING TO PRESERVE AND FALLING FOR THE FALLS
Alabama Wildlife Federation – Governors Conservation Achievement Awards
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.
Ruffner Mountain – Visual Ecology with Doug Baulos: Fugitive Nests & Shelters
Red Mountain Park – TWO DAYS OF CELEBRATION – August 26-27
Sierra Club & Conservation Alabama – Volunteer Lobbyist Training – September 9th
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Lunch and Learn – the Benefits of Trees – September 13
ASAN – 3rd Annual Graze Birmingham – September 17th
Alabama Wildlife Federation – Wild Game Cook-Off in Birmingham– September 21
Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Fry-Down – October 1st
Sierra Club – Amazing Alabama, Protecting and Appreciating What We Have – October 13th
Southern Environmental Center – EcoFest 2017 – October 19th
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Wild and Scenic Film Festival – October 22nd
Alabama Wildlife Federation – 2017 Calendar of Events
Wild South – 2017 Events Calendar
Discovering Alabama – June Broadcast Schedule
Birmingham Audubon Society – Upcoming Events
Sierra Club Alabama Chapter – Meetings and Hikes –
Fresh Air Family – 2017 Calendar
Alabama Birding Trails Calendar
Little River Canyon Center – 2017 Calendar
Ruffner Mountain – Calendar