“Smoke City” – Birmingham air pollution our past and future

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Downtown Birmingham December 1966 – photo courtesy of Jefferson County Department of Health

Smoke City.” In the 1960s, that is what truckers used to call Birmingham when they reached the outskirts of Alabama’s largest city – the self proclaimed “Pittsburgh of the South.”

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Alabama’s river heroes

It’s a celebration!  The Alabama Rivers Alliance celebrated 20 years of river protection last weekend at Camp McDowell

Last weekend, the Alabama Rivers Alliance celebrated its 20th Anniversary by recognizing community and state “river heroes” at their annual Alabama Water Rally at Camp McDowell.

The highlight of the three day event was the River Celebration Awards Banquet which honored organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward river protection in Alabama.

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Gifts with nature in mind, gifts that give back

 

Are you looking for ways to make your holiday gifts this year more nature-based  and meaningful?

We call it the  “natural twofer.”  Purchase a holiday gift from a nature organization and by doing so, support your local conservation efforts.

Bham Now has compiled a holiday gift list from local nature organizations (follow the links) that offer gift ideas and help you “give back” this holiday season.

Ruffner Mountain Birmingham

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