Decision makers in Alabama stand at a critical moment when they can dramatically lower the power industry’s draw on the state’s strained water supply by replacing its aging power plants with water-smart energy options like renewables and efficiency, according to a study released today. Continuing down the same path, the study warns, will place a heavy burden on already stressed water resources.
Alabama iMiEV Owner Wins Plug In America's #PIA100K Contest Commemorating 100,000th EV Sold
Rich Salmon of Grand Bay, AL, has won Plug In America's #PIA100K contest commemorating the 100,000th plug-in vehicle sold since introduction of the latest generation of highway-capable plug-in vehicles more than two years ago. Plug In America awarded Salmon a new ClipperCreek Level 2 charging station plus $300 toward its installation, both generously donated by ClipperCreek. Salmon was selected to represent the approximate buyer of the 100,000th EV with his recent purchase of a Mitsubishi iMiEV.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is Soliciting Public Comment on the Draft Recovery Plan for Three Endangered Mollusks in the Mobile River Basin
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comments on a draft recovery plan for three endangered mollusks that occur in the Mobile River Basin. The Interrupted Rocksnail, Rough Hornsnail, and Georgia Pigtoe mussels are only found in the Coosa River drainage within the Mobile River Basin of Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia.
Students at the University of Alabama at Huntsville are preparing for a new fund that could generate over a quarter of a million dollars for on-campus sustainability projects over the next five years. The Chargers for Sustainability and the UAH Green Club have teamed up with the Coalition of Alabama Students for the Environment to create a new campus “Green Fund” to support student-designed and implemented projects for energy-independence, efficiency, renewables, recycling, and other environmental initiatives.
Although water is one of the most vital resources on the planet, waterways continue to decline in quality and quantity in virtually every part of the world. Earth is home to one billion cubic kilometers of water, yet only 2.5 percent is fresh water. Of that, less than one percent is clean and accessible, leaving more than one billion people living without safe drinking water.
At the close of the 2013 Alabama Legislative Session, residents of Greater Birmingham can rest assured that a controversial agenda to eliminate area drinking water protections has been defeated due to the efforts of student advocates from across the state.Less than two weeks after over 75 student representatives from the Coalition of Alabama Students for the Environment brought their needs for heightened drinking water resource planning for Greater Birmingham to elected officials, area legislators decided to push a more controversial agenda.