Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
A full house. Avondale Brewery had to put out extra chairs. The crowd started arriving 30 minutes early, to secure good seats. And Dr. Jim McClintock captivated the audience of 75+ for 50 minutes with a passionate talk about Antarctica, climate change, solutions and the future.
With evening temperatures predicted to hover around the mid-20s by Thursday of this week, photographer Larry O. Gay was able to capture the “last gasp” of Fall with a beautiful set of photos taken around downtown Birmingham. Incredible.
Words to live by, and you can do just that, on Tuesday, December 6th, 5:30, at the Avondale Brewery by attending the Bham Now BOLD Series featuring Jim McClintock. (purchase tickets here)
UAB world renowned explorer, researcher and author Jim McClintock will be taking the attendees on a virtual tour of Antarctica. He will bear witness to the rapid changes that are occurring in our southernmost continent and the living lab that is disappearing as a result of climate change.
One of the Bham Now BOLD Series special features is the opportunity, for the speaker to choose a charity in which a portion of the proceeds will be donated. McClintock selected Hand in Paw – one of Birmingham’s most amazing and kindhearted organizations. Checkout the slideshow above and the videos about this program that serves nearly 100,000 of our neighbors in the Birmingham region.
It was a gray and chilly day when we took these photos today (Dec. 3, 2016) much like it was back on December 5, 1992. Interestingly, just like today’s 2016 Alabama team, the 1992 Crimson Tide was undefeated coming into the game, and was needing a win to play for the national championship. Florida’s 1992 team also had 3 defeats on it’s record, the same as this 2016 Gators.
Another fact. 83,091 people attended the game in 1992. Today, Legion Field’s capacity is considerably smaller at 71, 594.
Yesterday, Mayor William Bell unveiled a $40 Million Public Safety Municipal Complex planned for downtown Ensley. According to the Mayor’s office, the plan would create the first ever Public Safety Municipal Complex for the City of Birmingham pulling Municipal Court, Birmingham Police Department Administration and the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Department Administration to one location. The plan will involve public and private funding.