Birmingham featured in Washington Post’s “best vacation destinations you’ve never considered” series

Birmingham Alabama

“With revitalized neighborhoods and a ramped-up food culture, Alabama’s largest city boldly returns to the stage and sings to a bigger audience.” ~ From the Washington Post article titled –  You’re Going Where? Birmingham

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River protection groups call for strong rules to notify and protect the public from sewage spills and overflows

Birmingham, Alabama
Cahaba River near Grants Mill Road

This week, Alabama’s leading river protection groups petitioned the Alabama Environmental Management Commission (AEMC) to write regulations requiring sewage treatment facilities to notify the public when they are exposed to sewage spills and overflows.

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The Altamont School: Judith Kimerling to speak on oil, advocacy and human rights in the Amazon

Birmingham Alabama

Join The Altamont School on Tuesday, March 7th, 6:30 at the school’s Cabaniss-Kaul Center for the Arts, for a conversation about cultural immersion, energy, and human rights as Professor Judith Kimerling relates her experiences with the indigenous people and the land in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of The Altamont School Global Initiative.

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Early Spring: beautiful photos of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens “blooming” by Bham Now’s Larry O. Gay

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

It’s March in Birmingham and everything is “blooming.”

Bham Now photographer Larry O. Gay made visits to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens at the end of February and on March 1st to capture the gardens flowering after two straight weeks of spring-like weather.

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“We Dare to Defend Our Rights” – FISH GUIDE aims to protect the health and rights of Alabama fishermen and families

Birmingham Alabama

This week, the Coosa Riverkeeper, along with the Alabama Rivers Alliance introduced a new comprehensive “public right to know” program called FISH GUIDE,  in response to surveys conducted with more than 125+ fishermen on the Coosa River, which showed that nearly half the fishermen were unaware of fish consumption advisories.

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