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?

Where are you going to watch the election results in Birmingham tonight? Continue reading ““I’m with her” or we are going to win “bigly” – where to watch election results in Birmingham”

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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Alabama weekly nature roundup – October 22-28, 2016

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The drought continues to grow. State Parks Amendment 2 sparks debate. Anniston and Birmingham inch closer to designating National Parks with a visit from Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell.

And of course, Halloween is fast approaching, so the weekend is filled with wonderfully “scary” events and fundraisers.

A very busy week.

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Freedom rider Hank Thomas calls on Park Service to consecrate Anniston bus burning site as “holy ground”

Below – excerpts from the speech today by Hank Thomas, Freedom Rider and survivor of the Anniston Bus Burning.  

The speech was given after a tour of the proposed Freedom Riders Park.  The tour was part of a visit by Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell who later held a public hearing in downtown Anniston to consider a proposal to designate sites around Anniston as a National Park.

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Saturday is “Solar Day” in Birmingham

Here comes the sun Birmingham!

Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center & Office Building
Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center & Office Building

Yesterday, our friends at Eagle Solar and Light sent us the schedule for Birmingham’s very first Solar Home Tour.

Interest in solar powered homes and businesses is “growing” exponentially in the Magic City.  Here are the details and most importantly the hour by hour day long schedule from their press release: Continue reading “Saturday is “Solar Day” in Birmingham”