This week, U.S. Magistrate Judge John Ott dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block the federal and state project to replace and widen the elevated portion of Interstate 20/59 through downtown Birmingham.
Exploring Wild Alabama authors Ken Wills and Larry Davenport were recently featured on Fred Hunter’s Absolutely Alabama television program.
Here is the link to the Absolutely Alabama video.
As promised, checkout the Supermoon photo slideshow provided to us by Bham Now readers.
Fun Supermoon facts:
The moon on November 14th looked 15 percent bigger and 16 percent brighter than a typical full moon.
Kickback. Relax. Sippin’ at Sims.
Join Birmingham Southern College’s Southern Environmental Center in Homewood on Thursday, November 17th, 5:30-7:30 to help celebrate the arrival of fall with a cocktail at the Sims Garden (908 Highland Rd, Homewood, Alabama 35209).
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
Alabama is in the midst of one of the most devastating droughts in our history. For a generation, the Alabama Rivers Alliance (ARA) and watershed groups have called on state officials to create a statewide water management plan to address issues such as drought emergencies.
The Fall In Love With The Outside Road Tour is coming to Birmingham!
The event benefits the Alabama Rivers Alliance.
Bham Now Director Pat Byington sat down with the next speaker in the BOLD Speaker Series; Polar Researcher Dr. Jim McClintock .
McClintock touches on several topics including climate change in Antarctica and Alabama; how he would “educate” President-elect Trump about the devastating impacts of climate change he has seen up close in Antarctica and a personal story about why he chose Hand in Paw as his BOLD Speaker Series charity. Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 6th 5:30 at Avondale Brewery. Limited seats. Get tickets here
In just a few hours the Supermoon will be appearing across the US.
Here are tips on how to view and photograph it tonight from NPR.
Don’t miss it. Remember, the moon will not be this close again until 2034.
Do you Recycle? Love Soccer and Good People beer? Are you very patriotic and a big supporter of the US Men’s National Soccer Team?
Well, if you answered “yes” on all these questions, the Alabama Environmental Council and Good People Brewing are holding a special event for you.
Checkout the following slideshow of Birmingham’s National Veterans Day Parade 2016 edition.
Bham Now – Don’t let the Sink Drip or it could Cost You
Bham Now – Bham Bicycle Paths for the Cycler in You
Alabama Forestry Commission – ‘No Burn’ Order Expanded to All Alabama Counties
State Parks Amendment 2 was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s Alabama elections with 1,367,434 “yes” votes, according to the latest reports on the Secretary of State website.
The popular constitutional amendment that protects State Park funding, outperformed all statewide contested and uncontested candidates and the other 13 amendments.
Save the date. This Friday, November 11th, at 1:45pm, Bham Now will be holding a Facebook Live interview with December BOLD Series speaker Jim McClintock.
One of the annual events that makes Birmingham special is the city’s unique role in holding the Annual National Veterans Day Parade.
According to the latest unofficial results posted on the Secretary of State’s website, State Parks Amendment 2 garnered 79.80 percent of the votes in favor of the constitutional amendment.
The tally with 61 of the 67 counties reporting:
Yes – 1,267,557 – 79.80%
No – 320,856 – 20.20%
Amendment 2 was the top vote-getter among the 14 constitutional amendments astonishingly receiving 212,000 more “yes” votes than any other ballot measure.
“Alabamians have once again shown their support for our state parks. This is a tremendous win for conservation and for our state’s most precious places,” stated Tammy Herrington, Executive Director, Conservation Alabama in an email to supporters.