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Drink beer, help environment… sweet!

Next time you’re out and about, look for the fish. SweetWater Brewing Company has teamed up with local bars here and in Tuscaloosa to declare October Save the Black Warrior month. Participating businesses will be selling paper fish for $1 and $5 as well as special edition T-shirts. Funds raised will support Black Warrior Riverkeeper‘s river patrol and water quality monitoring programs.

Kick-off for the Birmingham campaign is 10 p.m. tonight at Zydeco in Southside. Tickets are $10 at the door. The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker will headline. The campaign’s Tuscaloosa kick-off event will be at 9:30 pm on Oct. 16 at Jupiter Bar and Grill with the Athens, Ga., reggae pioneers Dubconscious.

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How green is “clean” fuel?

The New York Times has been calling attention to a lot of things recently in the state of Alabama. Now you can add the issue of pollution to that list, though it’s from a source that you wouldn’t necessarily expect…

The story in question (registration required) focuses on spills from an Alabama Biodisel plant that was producing earth-friendly fuel from soybean. Unfortunately the byproduct wasn’t being as friendly. It’s an interesting look at a rarely discussed issue (which has apparently been resolved) as we begin to look at new ways to power our vehicles. BTW – look out for the mention of local environmental organization Black Warrior Riverkeeper.