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2008-08-12 18:00:17

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Tony Iallonardo of National Audubon Society, +1-202-861- 2242, ext. 3042 Statement of Betsy Loyless, Senior Vice President,National Audubon Society WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Betsy Loyless, Senior Vice President, National Audubon Society: Science and sound decision-making have never been the hallmark of the Bush administration. Today's proposal to gut the Endangered Species Act is the latest in a sad...

2008-08-01 18:00:17

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Brian Rutledge, +1-970-482-4719, or Kevin Doherty, +1- 307-745-4848, both of National Audubon Society LARAMIE, Wyo.,Aug. 1/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An executive order issued by Governor Dave Freudenthal endorsing the conservation of the Greater Sage-grouse amounts to a courageous and commonsense act to protect the unique resources of the region, said Brian Rutledge, Executive Director of Audubon Wyoming. Based on months of work by community leaders,...

2008-07-25 18:00:33

By KEN MIDKIFF Lately, just about every news story that has to do with drilling in ANWR, national forest protection, energy policy and other so- called conservation issues contains quotes of representatives from "environmental groups." This is done in the style of objective journalism, as if maybe, just maybe, there's another side to a story about decimation and destruction in the name of profit and in the interest of reporting both sides of the story. Not-so-objective reports on, say,...

2008-07-10 15:00:30

By C EUGENE EMERY JR BRISTOL -- Two months after a devastating fire, the nature boardwalk at the Audubon Society's Environmental Education Center is back in business. Officials and children from the center's summer camp cut the ribbon Tuesday to reopen the quarter-mile-long facility, one third of which was destroyed by the April 17 fire that ran along the Warren-Bristol shoreline. Fire crews had to cut out parts of the deck to prevent the blaze from spreading. "We're back in business....

2008-07-02 15:00:24

WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a multimillion-dollar campaign to convince lawmakers that they should allow drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the American public is not buying the oil industry's arguments, according to a new national poll conducted over the past week and released today. The poll found that 55% of the American public supports continued protection for the Arctic Refuge, while only 36% favor opening the Refuge to drilling....

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2007-06-14 10:05:00

WASHINGTON -- The populations of nearly two dozen common American birds - the fence-sitting meadowlark, the frenetic Rufous hummingbird and the whippoorwill with its haunting call - are half what they were 40 years ago, a new analysis found. The northern bobwhite and its familiar wake-up whistle once seemed to be everywhere in the East. Last Christmas, volunteer bird counters could find only three of them and only 18 Eastern meadowlarks in Massachusetts. Twenty different common bird species -...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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