An Environmentalist Goes to Alabama to Talk About Climate Change—Find Out What Happens Next

Conservancy Talk

In that spirit, I was pleased to visit the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, Alabama, this week to speak about climate change. Right here in Alabama, I told the audience, we’re already seeing the effects of a changing climate.

Birding Central Alabama

10,000 Birds

Grist State Park in central Alabama. I’ve been to this part of central Alabama before, but always during hunting season, my schedule built around the ridiculously early mornings (i.e. Alabama creek flowing through the woods. Trips alabama Hooded Warbler travel

Oprah Winfrey and ‘Selma’ Stars March in Alabama to Remember MLK Jr


Day, Oprah Winfrey, alongside her co-stars of the film ‘Selma,’ joined hundreds of marchers in Alabama in remembrance of the civil rights Read More The post Oprah Winfrey and ‘Selma’ Stars March in Alabama to Remember MLK Jr appeared first on Ecorazzi. On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr.

Charlie Sheen Donates $25,000 to Alabama Town


Back in April of last year, Charlie Sheen visited the town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which had been ravaged by a tornado. Read More. Causes News People Top News charlie sheen

Osprey Cam 2014: Reality TV Featuring Our Wild Neighbors

Nature Conservancy - Science

Judy Haner is the Marine and Freshwater Programs Director for The Nature Conservancy in Alabama. Last year, thousands of viewers from around the world enjoyed the real-life drama of Allie and Bama, two ospreys who set up a nest in Orange Beach, Alabama.

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Osprey Cam: Reality TV Featuring Our Wild Neighbors

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Jeff Dequattro, Coastal Programs Office, Alabama. Allie and Bama recently moved to Orange Beach, Alabama. Birds Citizen Science People and Conservation Alabama osprey bird recovery Birding clean water gulf conservation Gulf osprey Gulf osprey cam Jeff Dequattro Jeff DeQuattro Nature Conservancy name the osprey osprey cam osprey clean water osprey conservation osprey family osprey nest osprey recovery osprey watching

Oil Train Explodes in Alabama

Sightline Daily

Reuters is reporting that an oil train derailed in Alabama earlier today resulting in a huge explosion that sent flames 300 feet into the sky. In Alabama, emergency crews have also apparently decided to let the flames burn out , which could take 24 hours.

Results: Great News for Shad

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Alabama shad once shaped ecosystems. Alabama shad once migrated in huge numbers up many southern rivers, and as far north as Iowa. Could conservation locking help restore Alabama shad more broadly across their range? A new research effort is bringing them back.

Jet Engine Sponge Makes Airports Less Sensual

Green Prophet

Researchers at the University of Alabama quiet combustion at its source. . Agrawal, professor of engineering at University of Alabama in a statement on the school’s blog. Press images by Zach Higgins, University of Alabama.

In Alabama? Need to Recycle some Electronics?

Green Earth Journey

I am not in Alabama, but I thought I would pass this along in case any of my readers are. Hyla Alabama Electronics Recyclers Our Mission Our mission is to provide our customers with the most friendly, most responsible, and most complete electronic waste recycling service in the state of Alabama. With Alabama Electronics Recyclers you can be sure that your e-waste is handled in the most responsible fashion.

Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Protected Birds

10,000 Birds

Alexander Alvarez of Atmore, Alabama, has pled guilty to “killing migratory birds and selling the feathers on the black market” in a killing spree that dates back to 2006.

WATCH: Primeval Forest Discovered Off of Alabama Coast


Read More The post WATCH: Primeval Forest Discovered Off of Alabama Coast appeared first on Ecorazzi. The 50,000-year-old forest was buried in a layer of sediment that protected it in an oxygen-free environment.

Photo: “Some Alabama judges were unwilling to grant marriage licenses to same sex couples. Then we have her…”

Elephant Journal

She just so happens to be licensed to marry folks in Alabama.” ” Oh, Alabama: “The situation seems a bit complicated right now…the Chief Justice of Alabama’s […]. One love! That’s my best broad, Alicia! “You’re right that she isn’t a judge, she’s a graphic designer, artist, activist, total badass, and one of my favorite people ever.

Dog Prompts Pennsylvania Law After Surviving Gas Chamber


Daniel the beagle was put into a gas chamber in an Alabama shelter to be euthanized. However, when the door opened, Daniel was still alive. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News

Morning on Weeks Bay

10,000 Birds

I felt especially thankful for the cooler air while boarding a touring boat at the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserv e along the coast of Alabama. Trips alabama Birding natureMornings are very important to us Southerners, especially New England transplants like me.

Blue Jays On the Move

10,000 Birds

A jay born and raised in New York State may winter in Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia, or Tennessee, depending on its taste in barbecue. Many aspects of fall migration are not calculated to appeal to a bone-idle birder such as myself. The warblers are confusing.

My Message to Roy Moore, who rode his Horse to the Polls & Lost.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Funny Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood Alabama Alabamians awareness change Doug Jones healing horse horses humor Judge Roy Moore life politics senate Senator Jones Special ElectionTo make matters worse, Judge Moore had numerous women step forward in the last month after a Washington Post story brought to light his sexual predatory behavior, pursuing girls as young as.

Monsanto or Organic? Who to Trust With Your Food [infographic]

Wend Magazine

Yet it’s the case of the PCB cover up in Anniston, Alabama that highlights their lowlights and scares me most: (excerpt from SourceWatch “Monsanto’s Global Pollution Legacy”). (Sources and much more info, linked below this text).

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Spring is for Restoration!

Conservancy Talk

Two years ago, nearly 600 volunteers from around the country gathered at Helen Wood Park on the shore of Mobile Bay, Alabama, to take action and help restore the Gulf of Mexico. Bring your friends and join us in Alabama on April 6 and help restore the Gulf of Mexico.

I Don’t Have a Thyroid Condition & You’re Still not Allowed to Tell Me to Eat a Cheeseburger.

Elephant Journal

Katherine Webb, former Miss Alabama, was criticized about her weight after posting a photograph of herself in a bikini on Instagram last Tuesday. She was told to “eat a sandwich” and that she was “too skinny.” Other comments that trolled in included: @Milikul: Her hair probe weighs more than she does @d.j.p.44: Yuck […].

For the Love of Oysters

Nature Conservancy - Science

I get a little giddy when I see people enjoying our locally-farmed, boutique oysters in my adopted hometown of Mobile, Alabama. Jenn Greene lives in Mobile, Alabama, and has served as a marine scientist for The Nature Conservancy since 2008.

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2011 Tornadoes: Ways To Help


After dozens of tornadoes swept across Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia and Kentucky the death toll is close to 300, and over a million people are preparing to be without power for an unforeseeable time.

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Catching the End of Migration on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

10,000 Birds

Since I live so close to the state line, it’s only natural that I do some of my birding along the Alabama coastline. Trips alabama backcountry trail warblerI did a little research, and came across good birding reports on Gulf Park, so to Gulf Park I went. Turns out, Gulf Park is huge. To bird, my husband and I focused on walking the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail , a paved multi-use path that winds through the coastal forest.

Michael Vick is Cocksure Against Cockfighting


After spending time in prison for dog fighting, Michael Vick tells Alabama that their cockfighting penalties are the weakest in the nation. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News michael vick

Farewell to Osprey Cam

Nature Conservancy - Science

Through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Conservancy partnered with the Alabama Coastal Foundation, the City of Orange Beach, Alabama, and Baldwin EMC to broadcast the real-time activities of a nesting osprey family along the Gulf of Mexico.

Alabama Chanin’s Studio Style: More DIY Projects from the Southern Handcrafting Guru

Eco Chic

Natalie Chanin’s new book, Alabama Studio Style. Two years ago, when I received my copy of Alabama Stitch Book , it felt like a letdown the first time I held it in my hands. [My

Coastal Wetland Restoration: One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make

Nature Conservancy - Science

Volunteers help restore oyster reefs in Alabama. Photo: © Erika Nortemann/TNC. Perceptions of wetlands may have changed through history, but the trend remains the same. They’re disappearing, and fast.

Why do Coastal Communities Invest in Nature? It’s Not Science.

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Nature Conservancy’s Mary Beth Charles (left) harvests grass that Judy Haner (right) carries as part of a shoreline restabilization project on the Fowl River in Alabama. American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) at Coffee Island in Mobile Bay, Alabama.

Privacy Gone: These States allow video cameras in Dressing Rooms (who knew!?)

Elephant Journal

” The good guys: These states don’t allow security cameras in dressing rooms: > South Dakota > New Hampshire > Michigan > Maine > Minnesota > Utah > Kansas > Delaware > Hawaii > Georgia > California > Arkansas > Alabama The […].

Media Blackout as Southern Churches Burn.

Elephant Journal

June has been the deadliest month for the black community since the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama burnings. American media focuses its attention on the Confederate flag conflict and other Confederate symbols while giving limited, if any, consideration as the south burns once again and eight southern churches are destroyed. As news outlets across the world focus on […].

Osprey Nest Cam 2015: The Birds are Back for a Third Season

Nature Conservancy - Science

The camera is once again trained on a nest in Alabama, providing a 24/7 view of the nesting ospreys. ( By Matt Miller, senior science writer. Greetings bird fans! Our popular wildlife reality “show” — Osprey Nest Cam — is back for its third season on Cool Green Science. You can read more about the location and details of the nest on the Conservancy’s Gulf of Mexico page ).

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Apparently climate change is real (or maybe this is just FAKE NEWS)

Environmental Economics

  The rest of the article lays out the case and explains how even the cherry-picked University of Alabama Huntsville satellite data, that deniers love to point to as evidence that climate change is a hoax, now shows that, well, it's not a hoax.

10 Commonly Mispronounced Brands

Wend Magazine

Unless you’re from Texas or Alabama. There are many ways to pronounce a word; there’s a bunch of wrong ways, and then there’s the American way.

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Five Years After BP Spill, Gulf of Mexico is Rekindling Responsibility for the Gulf’s Future

Conservancy Talk

TNC staff and volunteers prepare a string of containment booms to protect an oyster reef restoration project from the spread of oil on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Volunteers, TNC scientists and partners construct oyster reefs along Alabama’s Mobile Bay on the Gulf coast.

Oil Train Explosions: A Timeline in Pictures

Sightline Daily

Aliceville, Alabama: November 8, 2013. At 7:15 this morning, yet another crude oil train erupted into an inferno, this time near a small town in central North Dakota.

Vermont shuts down Fukushima-type nuclear power plant

Green Blog

A similar fiasco recently occurred at the Browns Ferry nuclear plant near Athens, Alabama, from which a leak of radioactive water released tritium into the environment sometime during the week of Jan.

A Lock Holds the Key to Restoring Migratory Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

Auburn University research assistant Chase Katechis examines an Alabama shad on the Apalachicola River, Florida. Recently, the researchers released new information with some exciting new results on Alabama shad restoration. But you don’t hear about a dime for Alabama shad.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 10

Conservancy Talk

An ancient, underwater cypress forest has been discovered off the coast of Alabama! What’s the relationship between climate change and forensic investigations? It’s in today’s green news. Blowflies are moving north with a changing climate, and that can throw off the time-of-death clock used in forensic investigations. National Geographic ). USDA says meat labels need more information, and not surprisingly, meat trade groups sue. Huffington Post ).

Selena Gomez Tweets to Help Tornado Victims


Right now Save the Children is on the ground in Alabama and Mississippi. Selena Gomez asked her fans on twitter to help the victims of the recent tornados in the USA by donating $10 to Save the Children. She wrote, “Help those effected by the tornados.

Sierra Club quote of the day

Environmental Economics

From POLITICO's Morning Energy: Meanwhile, Democrats and liberal groups asked for the tax bill to be put on hold until Alabama Democrat Doug Jones is sworn in. "There "There should be no votes on the despicable GOP tax scheme or other dangerous efforts to put the profits of corporate polluters and billionaires before the people until the voice of every voter is represented in the Senate," Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune said in a statement Wednesday.