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2011-03-31 11:11:00

NEWTOWN, Conn., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) - the trade association for the firearms industry - is launching an educational advertising campaign reminding legislators of the industry's economic impact on the nation's economy and the pivotal role that excise taxes, paid by manufacturers, play in funding wildlife conservation throughout the United States. The launch will be focused on D.C. area publications and will coincide with...

2011-03-16 14:34:00

Top scientists call boreal protection a global priority OTTAWA, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A first of its kind report by the Pew Environment Group reveals that Canada's boreal, the world's largest intact forest and on-land carbon storehouse, contains more unfrozen freshwater than any other ecosystem. As United Nations' International Year of Forests and World Water Day coincide, world leaders are grappling with water scarcity and pollution - and scientists are calling boreal...

2011-03-01 12:18:00

In the news release, Senate Urged to Reject House Cuts to USDA Conservation Programs, issued 01-Mar-2011 by Environmental Defense Fund over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the fifth paragraph, second sentence, should read "Farmers and ranchers are waiting to enroll over 1,000,000 acres in the Wetlands Reserve Program and Grasslands Reserve Program," rather than "More than 1,000,000 farmers and ranchers are waiting to enroll in the Wetlands Reserve Program and Grasslands...

2011-03-01 10:22:00

Groups Say Programs Are "Crucial to Health, Viability of Agriculture" WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-five agriculture, and conservation groups today sent a letter to the U.S. Senate, urging senators to reject disproportionately high cuts to agriculture conservation programs in the House-passed appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2011 (H.R. 1). H.R. 1 would cut USDA and FDA discretionary spending--including critical funding for conservation technical...

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2011-02-09 11:24:36

Countries need to increase co-operation over conservation to protect birds and other wildlife in an era of climate change, according to a new continental-scale study. Experts have established a new conservation index to help policy-makers to deal with the effects of climate change on birds in Africa, and it could assist governments across the world to protect wildlife areas and help species as climate change forces them to move to new areas. It is the first categorization of protected areas...

2011-01-11 09:29:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than a year after launching its Conservation and Community Partnerships Grants program, the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) forest certification program is celebrating achievements to date - and inviting applications for 2011. "SFI Inc. anticipated far-reaching benefits through the grant program because we know first-hand how building conservation and community partnerships...

2010-12-09 08:49:00

Nearly $1.1 Million in Funding from Audubon and Toyota's Conservation Initiative to Support Local, Solutions-based Environmental Projects Nationwide NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Restoration of a wildlife sanctuary damaged by the Gulf oil spill, conservation internships for urban teenagers, and promotion of sustainable ranching are only three of the 43 projects in 27 states that will receive a total of nearly $1.1 million in the latest round of TogetherGreen Innovation...

2010-11-16 11:31:00

WEXFORD, Pa., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With the peak of hunting season fast approaching in Pennsylvania, the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania (USP) and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) today announced a joint effort to emphasize hunting safety in areas where oil and natural gas exploration is taking place in the Commonwealth. The two organizations contacted members to ensure hunters are aware of increased development activity across the state and the need...

2010-11-12 08:00:00

BALTIMORE, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management (NYSE: WM) announced that it has surpassed its environmental sustainability goal by certifying 103 wildlife habitat programs and preserving close to 26,000 acres of land as protected wildlife habitat. Certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), the protected areas provide homes and breeding grounds for birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and plant species, many of them protected or endangered. (Logo:...

2010-10-01 14:49:52

What does it take to save a species in the 21st century? The specter of climate change, with predicted losses to biodiversity as high as 35 percent, has some scientists and managers considering taking their conservation strategies on the road. Managed relocation (MR) is literally the physical relocation of endangered or threatened species of plants and animals, by humans, to new, and foreign geographical climes. It addresses the concern that climate shifts may make many species' historical...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.