Alabama moves up nationally in biodiversity, according to BSC scientist

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North Alabama cubbies. Photo by Hannah Leeper

Don’t you love it when a new blog by a respected scientist makes an announcement that makes you proud to live in Alabama. 

Earlier this week, according to the first post in his new blog, Birmingham-Southern College professor Dr. Scot Duncan revealed that he had crunched the numbers and — drumroll please… 

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Forest Service adds critical 40 acres to the Sipsey Wilderness

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Sipsey River running through the newly protected 40 acres within the Sipsey Wilderness. Photo via Conservation Fund

One of the last two private inholdings of land within the Sipsey Wilderness of Bankhead National Forest is now officially protected, according to an announcement by the USDA Forest Service and The Conservation Fund.

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Extreme local sports. Who are the Ultra Trail Runners in the Birmingham area?

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BUTS President Lisa Booher. Photo via Alex Morrow

100 miles. I’ve got to admit, before I started writing this article about ultra trail running, that’s all I could think about. Superhuman people in our community who can run on a trail for 24 hours at a distance that equals a trek from Birmingham to Huntsville.That’s what ultra trail running is…right?  

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Win the ultimate spring getaway — Prizes over $2000

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What a view. Photo by John Dersham via DeKalb County Tourism

Dreaming of a spring getaway? Well, get to packing. From chasing waterfalls to exploring historic downtown districts, these 7 spots across Alabama, Florida and Mississippi offer everything in between with plenty of Covid-safe ways to enjoy your spring travels. Plus, three winners will be chosen to win the ultimate spring travel pack that totals $2000+ in gift cards, free stays and more. 

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How 2 legendary high school coaches impacted students, community, civil rights and Alabama’s future

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Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Coach Andrew Anthony Sewell and Nancy Sewell. Photo via Bob Farley/f8Photo.org

Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s father Coach Andrew Anthony Sewell had a saying: 

“Anything worth doing is worth doing your best.” 

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Sign up, log in + get ready! Give your career a shot in the arm at Focus 2021 Mar. 31

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How we do conferences in 2021. Photo via Momentum

Raise your hand if 2020 challenged you. Yeah, us, too. Luckily, a year after everything shut down, Momentum is inviting Alabama women to join them for their largest virtual event ever. Focus 2021 is a 1.5-hour online conference happening March 31 from 11AM-12:30PM. Sign up today to reserve your spot.

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C Spire to invest $1 billion to expand ultra fast broadband in Alabama

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Virtual C Spire press conference on with Governor Kay Ivey. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

C Spire, a privately-owned telecommunications and technology company with offices in Alabama, announced plans to invest $1 billion over the next three years to accelerate the deployment of all-fiber Gigabit broadband internet in Alabama and Mississippi.

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Auburn’s Harbert College of Business ranked as one of the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report

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Rising to the top. Photo via Harbert College of Business’ Facebook

Auburn University means business. Their Harbert College of Business has been making major moves and people have taken notice. Let’s take a look at how their online programs have ranked among the nation’s best according to a U.S. News & World Report annual survey.

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How to celebrate Black History Month in Birmingham + surrounding cities

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Students from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s (BCRI) Legacy Youth Leadership Program at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Every February we celebrate Black History Month—a time to reflect, celebrate and honor the achievements of African Americans. What was originally “Negro History Week,” turned into a month-long celebration of Black history because DUH! Black is beautiful, courageous, inspiring and so many other adjectives that I don’t have room to list. Before I start bragging about my heritage, here’s how you can observe the month in Birmingham and around Alabama.

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