What locals are saying about Jim McClintock behind his back.

 Haisley Beard Smith I heard him speak about 6 years ago and he is phenomenal. A local treasure, for sure.

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Liz Rozzelle He spoke at the Birmingham Audubon banquet a few years ago. Last week we had dinner at Food Bar and we said hello to him. Local celebrity!

Will Marble This should be good. 

Dr. Jim McClintock will speak to Bham Now about the drought in Alabama, the ice in Antarctic and global climate change.  Seats are limited! Get tickets for the BOLD event here.

Alabama weekly nature roundup – November 12 to November 18, 2016

Photo by: Charles Walton - one of our favorite "Supermoon " pics
Photo by: Charles Walton – one of our favorite “Supermoon ” pics

Quote of the week – “I love to think of Nature as wireless telegraph stations through which God speaks to us every day, every hour, and every moment of our lives.” ~ George Washington Carver

The week of the Supermoon.  Drought continues.  Move I-20/59 takes a hit. And the big question – will Alabama ever develop a sustainable water plan?

Looking for something to do this weekend? Become a Preserve Ranger!

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Falling in love with the outside in Birmingham – Marmot’s Road Tour (video)

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The Fall In Love With The Outside Road Tour is coming to Birmingham!

Join Marmot and RootsRated on Thursday, November 17th at Alabama Outdoors Inverness Store to celebrate the great outdoors and all the things we love to do outside.

The event benefits the Alabama Rivers Alliance.

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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

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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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Jim McClintock to Talk about Climate Change, Alabama’s Drought and the Antarctic

Ever wanted to have a beer with a world famous explorer?  Join Bham Now, sponsored by EBSCO, at Avondale Brewery on Dec. 6th for a conversation with Jim McClintock, Explorer Club Fellow, before he takes off for his 15th trip to the Antarctic.  We’ll meet upstairs at Avondale Brewing Company Doors open at 5:00 pm for networking.  Program from 6 – 7pm.  Get ticket here.

“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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