Bham Now Live Interview with BOLD Speaker Jim McClintock -discussing climate change, drought, President -elect Trump & Hand in Paw

Jim McClintock
Jim McClintock

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

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Support recycling, US soccer and local beer at Good People – November 15

American Outlaws Birmingham Chapter

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.

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Alabama weekly nature roundup – November 5 to November 11, 2016

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News Stories

Bham Now – Keep Your ‘Butts in Your Seats’ and Other Ways to Help Our Drought

Bham Now – Don’t let the Sink Drip or it could Cost You

Bham Now – Bham Bicycle Paths for the Cycler in You

Bham Now – State Parks Amendment 2 wins in landslide – Yes vote nears 80%

Alabama Forestry Commission – ‘No Burn’ Order Expanded to All Alabama Counties

WBHM –New “Nutritional Labels” For Trails Go Up At Oak Mountain
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State Parks Amendment 2 wins in landslide – Yes vote nears 80%

DeSoto State Park

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.

“I’m with her” or we are going to win “bigly” – where to watch election results in Birmingham

So, you support Trump “bigly” and can’t wait to “Make America Great Again.”  

Or, are you a “I’m with her” – “Stronger Together” Hillary supporter?

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USA Today names Dia de los Muertos Festival in Birmingham top 10 nationally (slideshow)

Day of the Dead 2016
Dia de los Muertos Festival in Birmingham 2016

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The Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival in Birmingham was recognized last week by USA Today as one of the top ten Day of the Dead celebrations in the country.

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Alabama weekly nature roundup – October 29 to November 4, 2016

Moss Rock Festival
Moss Rock Festival this weekend – November 5-6 in Hoover

Once again, this week’s news was dominated by the drought and another pipeline disaster in Shelby County.

In the good news category, there was some progress made on the proposals to create two National Parks in Anniston and Birmingham and on the coast the Alabama Coastal Foundation the launched the state’s first oyster shell recycling program.

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Remembering Shane Hulsey – River hero

Shane Hulsey
Shane Hulsey

It is hard to believe that Shane Hulsey passed away 10 years ago. I was reminded of his passing yesterday when his sisters Sierra and Ashley posted a beautiful video in his memory for a contest to raise funds for the Hulsey Little River Trust – a land trust founded in honor of him. 

Here is the video and the link to the contest.  As they say, vote early and often till November 18th.

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Bham Now interview with Bloomberg’s Justin Fox

Bloomberg View's Justin Fox
Bloomberg View’s Justin Fox

Yesterday, Bloomberg View columnist and former Birmingham News reporter and writer Justin Fox delivered a presentation to the Rotary Club of Birmingham about the U.S. Economy and the upcoming Presidential election.

This afternoon, Bham Now’s Pat Byington caught up with Fox at Rushton Park on Birmingham’s Southside to talk about Birmingham, the state of Alabama and a little politics, including how the financial markets will react to Clinton and Trump.

Here is the link to the Bham Now’s Facebook page with the  “Facebook Live interview.”

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