This week, the Alabama Forestry Commission is encouraging all Alabamians to celebrate and observe Arbor Week February 19 to February 25. Proclamations, tree plantings, and seedling distributions will mark the week for most all the 82 communities recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation across the State of Alabama.
This week, the national Land Water Conservation Fund Coalition highlighted conservation projects throughout the state of Alabama in its efforts to renew the 52 year old Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Hopefully you’ve all seen some incredible Olympic performances this past weekend. The Opening ceremony was really exciting. Watching these premier American athletes compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics made me wonder about Alabama Olympians. Continue reading “Alabama Olympians: one Birmingham gold medalist and many other premier athletes”
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of February 9.
What are Alabama’s most important job producing industries? Automotive manufacturing or the steel industry? Perhaps agriculture and forestry? Chances are, the recycling industry would not make anyone’s list.
This past weekend, Alabama State Parks honored the Alabama Wildlife Center and Shelby County Commission for their contributions to Oak Mountain State Park at the second annual Eagle Awards ceremony which was held at Guntersville State Park.
One of the best signs of a healthy non-profit nature organization is their release of an annual report. Last month, Red Mountain Park, Cahaba River Society and Coosa Riverkeeper posted their 2017 annual reports online.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of February 3.
We asked our Bham Now readers to take photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon this morning. Several folks responded, including a number of photographers outside of Birmingham!
The numbers have improved ever so slightly over the past decade. But, according to the latest Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Solid Waste Biennial Report released in 2016, Alabama recycles less than 16% of its waste. The national recycling rate is 34.3%.
It is going to be clear skies and chilly in Birmingham when the Super Blue Blood Moon appears during the partial lunar eclipse on Wednesday morning.
January and February is award season. The Golden Globes, Oscars and Grammys. On Thursday, February 1st, the Cahaba River Society (CRS) is going to hold their own special awards ceremony and roll out the red carpet for…. the Oblong rocksnail.
Earlier this week, the Alabama Environmental Council (AEC) temporarily halted collection of glass from the public for recycling at the recycling center in Avondale.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of January 27.
Mark your calendar. On January 31st, Birmingham and Earth will be experiencing a Super Blue Blood Moon.