Discover “Facebook for Fish” featuring the Black Warrior, Cahaba, Coosa and Mobile watersheds

Screenshot of the Freshwater Information Network website called “Facebook for Fish.”

The Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute has launched a new online database of scientific records and photos of more than 400 native fishes. Described by the Institute  as  a “Facebook for Fish,”  this resource is now available to scientists, students and the general public.

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JLB Second Servings, a Junior League of Birmingham initiative, provides food to those in need

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The women of the Junior League of Birmingham’s Second Servings initiative. Photo via JLB

It’s no secret that food waste is prevalent in the U.S. Experts estimate that we waste 30 to 40% of our food supply, which equates to 400 pounds of food wasted annually by the average American. How do we fix this?  The Junior League of Birmingham is helping with their Second Servings initiative. Find out how.

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Community leaders celebrate regional cooperation at BJCC Multi-Use Stadium groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for the BJCC Multi-Use Stadium. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Regional cooperation.

That was the most common statement used at today’s groundbreaking on the site of the new Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center (BJCC) Multi-Use Stadium.

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Urban Land Institute of Alabama explores latest trends and Opportunity Zones

ULI’s Anita Kramer addresses meeting about 2019 Real Estate Trends at Sloss Furnaces. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Last week, the Urban Land Institute of Alabama (ULI) held its Trends in Real Estate 2019 Luncheon at Sloss Furnaces, featuring Anita Kramer, ULI Senior Vice President and a panel of local economic experts.

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Storm destroys Turkey Creek Nature Preserve greenhouse. Learn how you can help bring it back

Fallen tree destroys the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve greenhouse. Photo by Charles Yeager

As a result of heavy rainfall on Saturday and subsequent late night storms that hit Central Alabama, a tree was uprooted at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve destroying the nature  center’s recently constructed greenhouse.

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Inspirational glass Christmas ornaments re-discovered at United Ability are on sale

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Zach Woolley holding the handcrafted glass ornament modeled after him in 2005. Photo courtesy of United Ability

This fall, in the office of United Ability, the staff made a very special discovery. Tucked away in storage was a box of beautifully designed Christmas glass ornaments that were produced in 2005. (Learn how you can purchase one – HERE)

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Meet the Reticulated Siren, Alabama’s newest salamander, one of the biggest amphibians in the world

Photo of the newly named reticulate siren. Photo by Pierson Hill via Facebook

Yesterday, salamander enthusiasts, herpetologists and nature lovers around the world were introduced to a new species of salamander found only in Alabama and Florida – the Reticulated Siren.

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What O’Neal Industries’ $30M donation to UAB’s Cancer Center means to Birmingham

Craft O’Neal at UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. Photo via UAB

O’Neal Industries is known for their love of Birmingham. For years they have supported Birmingham businesses and given back to many in the community. Most recently, they made a donation of 30 million dollars to UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

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Birmingham and Brookings Institution aim to make city a national model for ‘inclusive innovative economy’

City of Birmingham, Brookings Institute and business leaders announce multi-year partnership. Photo by Pat Byington for Bhamn Now

Mayor Randall Woodfin was joined on Tuesday by officials with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and local civic and business leaders to announce a multi-year partnership with Brookings to help boost the economy in Birmingham.

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10 things to know about the Jefferson County Library Cooperative, with executive director Tobin Cataldo

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Tobin Cataldo. Photo by Bham Now

This month, a new executive director, Tobin Cataldo, steps to the helm of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative. So what is the cooperative anyway, and how does it tie into your public municipal library? Bham Now has the scoop.

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Little Donkey, Johnny’s, Topgolf among restaurants receiving 95 and above inspection scores in November

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Top Golf Birmingham, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Several popular Birmingham area  restaurants, including popular places such as Little Donkey and Johnny’s Restaurant received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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A point of light: Remembering President George H.W. Bush’s visit to Birmingham-Southern College

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President George Bush shaking hands with BSC President Neal Berte in 1990, Photo courtesy of the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College

One of Birmingham’s fondest moments of President George H.W. Bush was his visit to the Magic City promoting recycling and conservation nearly three decades ago.

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