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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...

2010-10-06 08:47:00

Promising Leaders Singled Out by Audubon/Toyota to Create Positive Environmental Change NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reviving public gardens and edible landscapes in New Orleans Lower Ninth Ward. Introducing coalfield communities to biofuels. Increasing access for low-income communities to energy efficiency programs. Transforming abandoned lots into vibrant ecosystems. These are just a few ways in which 40 promising conservation leaders will advance their environmental...

2010-09-29 05:30:00

Statement of National Audubon Society President & CEO David Yarnold regarding release of new poll on Gulf Coast restoration by Lake Research Partners and Bellwether Research and Consulting NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Playing politics with Gulf Coast restoration is a losing proposition. "This poll of Gulf voters is a wake-up call for anyone who would put political bickering ahead of the restoration that can safeguard the people, the ecosystems and the future of the...

2010-09-13 13:02:00

Landrieu, Scalise Urge Obama to dedicate BP fines to restoring Gulf Coast, economy NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three environmental groups joined a bipartisan call for action today for President Obama to fulfill the commitment that he made in his very first oval office speech on June 15 to restore the Gulf Coast to make it better than it was before the BP oil disaster. At a news conference in New Orleans this morning, Louisiana U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and Louisiana...

2010-08-24 17:07:00

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Matt Pierce, a 17-year-old high school student and the founder of Teenagers Care was in New Orleans today to present a donation of $5,000 to the Louisiana Coastal Initiative, a program of the National Audubon Society. New Orleans landmark Cafe Du Monde was the setting for the check presentation with members from the Louisiana Coastal Initiative and Cafe Du Monde owner Burton Benrud in attendance. (Photo:...

2010-07-28 09:00:00

How Obama Can Fulfill Pledge to Make Coastal Louisiana Better Than It Was Before Spill WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today on the 100th day of the BP oil disaster details short- and long-term strategies for the Obama administration to make coastal Louisiana less vulnerable to future oil spills and hurricanes, including negotiating with BP for a $5 billion down payment on expected payments for natural resource damages. The report by Environmental...

2010-06-15 12:01:00

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conservation groups sent a letter to President Obama today, calling for habitat restoration investments within the escrow account being established to compensate individuals and businesses harmed by the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100202/EDFLOGO) "As conservation leaders we write today to urge you to include wildlife among those harmed and to designate habitat restoration as the...

2010-04-15 12:08:00

OXFORD, N.J., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate Earth Day, local Boy Scouts will join biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NJ Audubon Society's Wattles Stewardship Center staff, and Covanta Warren employees on April 24th to plant more than 500 native trees and shrub species to help restore scrub-shrub habitat at the Warren Energy Resource Recovery Facility in Oxford. Planting the native tree and shrub species will help create a native scrub-shrub community for wildlife...

2010-02-03 10:03:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are encouraging bird and nature fans throughout the state to join tens of thousands of everyday North American bird watchers for the 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), Feb. 12-15. A joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, this free event is an opportunity for families, students, and people of all ages to discover the wonders of nature in backyards,...

2010-02-01 16:17:00

Groups praise proposed $40 million commitment to replenish national economic interest in vanishing landscape WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three national environmental groups praised President Obama today for crafting the first presidential budget to provide funding to restore the Gulf Coast along Louisiana and Mississippi. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 presidential budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides $35.6 million for Gulf Coast restoration, including $19...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'