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2011-04-13 16:23:00

"It is time to put politics aside and do the right thing for the Gulf" NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after the BP oil disaster began in the Gulf of Mexico, Audubon experts report that oil can still be found in gulf marshes and beaches that provide critical habitat for at-risk birds. Recent trips through Louisiana's Barataria Bay revealed tar balls on beaches and oil oozing through marsh grasses, a discouraging sight as the breeding season begins for dozens...

2011-03-10 16:40:00

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of environmental, economic, and social equity organizations today celebrated the news that Reps. Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) have formed a bipartisan House Gulf Caucus to support restoration of the region's environment and economy following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The coalition of groups, working together as the Gulf Renewal Project, support the Oil Commission's recommendation that 80% of Clean...

2011-03-09 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "It is common sense: with sound science and good planning we can develop wind power and protect wildlife, too. That's no surprise to people living in the wind-energy rich West. "A recent bipartisan poll found that Westerners in five states believe that strong environmental protections and a new energy economy can and should be inseparable. Huge majorities - upwards of 2/3 of people surveyed - said strong environmental protections should...

2011-02-23 08:13:00

TogetherGreen Funding is Available to Support Innovative Ideas and People-Powered Conservation NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TogetherGreen, a conservation alliance between the National Audubon Society and Toyota, is now accepting applications for its 2011 class of Fellows and Innovation Grantees. Through TogetherGreen Conservation Fellowships, 40 promising individuals will be chosen for their demonstrated leadership, as well as leadership potential, skills, and...

2011-02-08 15:33:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six directors were named to Audubon's board at the organization's January meeting. The new "class" includes prominent leaders in science, conservation, finance and education. "This group reflects the dynamism of the changing Audubon Board. They have deep and respected scientific backgrounds; they are market-savvy environmentalists; they are educational leaders of stature. They represent the diverse mix of skills and expertise that can help...

2011-01-11 10:14:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by David Yarnold: "The report uses two words the drillers didn't want to hear: 'Systemic failure.' Make no mistake: the report says drillers are unprepared for disasters like this. Even after killing 11 and triggering the worst environmental disaster in a generation, industry spokespeople want to distract us from the truth. They claim this was an isolated instance caused by rogue companies. That's an insult to...

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...

2010-11-18 08:48:00

Kid's Fundraising Efforts Will Help Protect Migrating Wildlife NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids around the country are gearing up for the third season of Pennies for the Planet, an environmental education and action campaign to protect wildlife and habitat. Pennies for the Planet is made possible by support from TogetherGreen, an Audubon initiative - in alliance with Toyota. This year's program focuses on how to protect migrating wildlife and the habitats they depend...

2010-11-03 15:32:00

Statement of National Audubon Society President & CEO David Yarnold on the results of the 2010 Congressional Elections. NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Americans may have voted for change in Congress, but no one voted to increase pollution. "Senators should use their lame duck session to dedicate Clean Water Act fines paid by BP to the immediate restoration of America's Gulf Coast. After reporting a 1.8 billion dollar profit for the last quarter, BP cannot be...

2010-10-14 07:00:00

Residual Risks at Six Months Highlight Urgency of Monitoring and Restoration NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residual oil and chemicals from BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster pose substantial ongoing risks to birds that breed or nest along hard-hit areas of the Louisiana coast, according to new National Audubon Society field surveys. Audubon science teams found plentiful birds that appeared both resilient and loyal to their normal habitats as the tragedy's six-month anniversary...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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