Sneak peek film screening this Thursday Aug. 2 on how to protect the Cahaba River. Find out why it needs your help now more than ever.

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Birmingham, Alabama, Cahaba River Society
The historic bridge over the pristine Little Cahaba River has been closed for 25 years. The proposed new road and bridge would introduce traffic and pollution. Photo submitted

This Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m., the Cahaba River Society hosts a free documentary showing (it’s short!) and Q&A at Avondale Brewery in Birmingham. This sneak peek screening is intended to raise public awareness about the potential impact of a proposed Cahaba Beach Road and bridge project. Get educated, then let ALDOT hear your voice at the public meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Keep reading to learn more, or visit savethecahaba.org.

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Searching for methane leaks leads to solving Google car mystery

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SELC staff with the Google Street View mapping car, photo from the Southern Environmental Law Center

According to a Southern Environmental Law Center news report, earlier this month, groups released online maps showing the location and size of methane leaks from natural gas pipes beneath city streets of Birmingham.

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Remember the “great drought of 2016”? Strong majority of Alabamians want a statewide water plan

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Little River Falls in October 2016 during the great Drought of 2016 – photo from the Little River Canyon Center

Remember the great drought of 2016? Alabamians have not forgetten. Last fall, it did not rain for 61 days in Birmingham shattering the longest rainless streak by 9 days. Despite dry creek beds and lost waterfalls throughout the state, the Alabama legislature failed to move forward this year on the creation of a statewide water plan.

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Libraries and conservation groups join forces to promote the Southern Exposure film series

Birmingham Alabama

Recently, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Black Warrior Riverkeeper formed a partnership to donate 2015 and 2016 “Southern Exposure” DVDs to the Jefferson County Library Cooperative.

“Southern Exposure” is a series of documentary shorts on various Alabama environmental topics by independent filmmakers.

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