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Latest National Audubon Society Stories

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....

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 -...