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Bonnie Plants, individual gardeners team to fight hunger

Union Springs-based Bonnie Plants has donated $200,000 to ampleharvest.org as it works to combat food insecurity caused by COVID-19.Moreover, the firm that provides starter...

Port plans wetlands creation meeting

Each year, the Alabama State Port Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge some 6 million cubic yards of sediment to keep...

3M joins Water Resilience Coalition

3M announced today that it is joining the Water Resilience Coalition, an industry-led initiative of the United Nations aiming “to preserve the world’s freshwater resources and achieve a net positive water impact.”

Graphite plant announced for Coosa County

State and local officials gathered with officials of Westwater Resources Inc. today to announce plans for a first-of-its-kind graphite processing plant in Coosa County.Gov....

Birmingham’s Southern Research under new leadership

Josh Carpenter, PhD, has been appointed president and CEO and Allen Bolton executive vice president for strategy and finance at Birmingham-based Southern Research.The scientific...

Expansion underway at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

City and state officials joined leadership of HudsonAlpha Institute this morning to break ground for a campus expansion.  The new facility will be used...

Christina Woerner McInnis created SoilKit to help your yard bloom

This story appears in the May 2021 issue of Business Alabama Magazine.  A fifth-generation farmer, Christina Woerner McInnis’ childhood memories are of the land. “I literally...

UAH Professor Wins $1 Million NSF Grant to Study Groundwater

Dr. Matthew Niemiller has been awarded a five-year, $1.029 million National Science Foundation grant to study groundwater biodiversity in the central and eastern United...

Green Mountain Nature Preserve Expands

Huntsville residents Bob and Sue Kuehlthau have donated 248 acres to the Land Trust of North Alabama to expand the Green Mountain Nature Preserve....

Itochu Opts Out of Drummond South American Partnership

Working to meet Japan’s green energy goals, Itochu Corp. is selling its 20% stake in Drummond Co.’s Columbia coal operations, the Japan Times reports.Itochu...

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