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Citizen Scientists Get Involved in Great Backyard Bird Count

Article: Citizen Scientists Get Involved in Great Backyard Bird Count

NEW YORK, New York, February 2, 2009 (ENS) – Common robins or rare raptors – whatever birds fly through backyards, schoolyards and parks – are being counted and reported February 13 through 16 in the 12th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Bird and nature lovers across North America are invited to join tens of thousands…

Monsanto Funds Groups to Improve Mississippi River Water

Article: Monsanto Funds Groups to Improve Mississippi River Water

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, December 8, 2008 (ENS) – Conservation and agricultural groups announced a new initiative today that aims to reduce the polluting sediment and excess agricultural nutrients that flow off farm fields into the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico every year. With a $5 million contribution from the St. Louis-based Monsanto corporation,…

Audubon/Toyota Alliance Empowers 40 Conservation Leaders

Article: Audubon/Toyota Alliance Empowers 40 Conservation Leaders

NEW YORK, New York, November 21, 2008 (ENS) – Conflicts between conservationists and others in their communities inevitably arise – Curt Gervich of Viginia Tech has developed ways to help conflicting parties reach agreement. As one of the first 40 TogetherGreen Fellows, Gervich will receive $10,000 to create a conflict management workshop and guidebook for…

Enviros' Obama To-Do List: Safeguard Climate, Water, Wildlife

Article: Enviros' Obama To-Do List: Safeguard Climate, Water, Wildlife

WASHINGTON, DC, November 14, 2008 (ENS) – The end of the Bush administration can’t come soon enough for U.S. conservation groups, who believe that the election of Barack Obama has ushered in a “new era of hope” for the environment. “Eight dismal years of environmental abuse and neglect are now coming to an end,” said…

Audubon Innovation Grants Help Conserve Birds Coast to Coast

Article: Audubon Innovation Grants Help Conserve Birds Coast to Coast

NEW YORK, New York, October 21, 2008 (ENS) – The National Audubon Society, supported by Toyota, Tuesday awarded TogetherGreen Conservation Innovation Grants totaling $1.4 million dollars to fund 41 projects in 24 states. The grants went to Audubon chapters that reached out to partner with other community groups to engage diverse communities that have not…

Trinity River Audubon Center Opens This Weekend

Article: Trinity River Audubon Center Opens This Weekend

DALLAS, Texas, October 14, 2008 (ENS) – The Trinity River Audubon Center holds its grand opening this coming weekend with a host of free activities such as bird watching and guided trail tours, kayak basics, orienteering, and organic gardening. The newly completed center, near a prominent bend in the Trinity River, is located eight minutes…

Audubon Sanctuary Named Wetland of International Importance

Article: Audubon Sanctuary Named Wetland of International Importance

WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – The world’s largest remaining virgin forest of bald cypress and tupelo gum trees, including 1,500 year-old trees long vanished from the rest of North America, has been designated as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance. South Carolina’s Francis Beidler Forest was officially designated on Friday at the annual meeting of the…

Toyota Funds Audubon's TogetherGreen for Five Years

Article: Toyota Funds Audubon's TogetherGreen for Five Years

NEW YORK, New York, March 26, 2008 (ENS) – The National Audubon Society and Toyota today launched TogetherGreen, a nationwide Audubon program to fund conservation projects, train environmental leaders, and offer volunteer opportunities to benefit the environment. TogetherGreen is supported by a five-year $20 million grant from Toyota – the largest grant Audubon says the…

Birders Set New Records in Great Backyard Bird Count

Article: Birders Set New Records in Great Backyard Bird Count

NEW YORK, New York, March 24, 2008 (ENS) ­ Bird watchers broke reporting records during the 2008 Great Backyard Bird Count sponsored annually by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. Participants submitted more than 85,700 checklists during the four-day event, February 15 to 8, surpassing last year’s…

EPA Nixes Pumping Mississsippi Wetlands Dry for Agriculture

Article: EPA Nixes Pumping Mississsippi Wetlands Dry for Agriculture

WASHINGTON, DC, February 4, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is threatening to veto a $220 million Army Corps of Engineers flood-control project in the Mississippi Delta known as Yazoo Pump that environmentalists have long opposed for its adverse impact on wildlife and wetlands. The world’s largest hydraulic pumping plant would be used…

Natives, Conservationists Sue to Block Chukchi Sea Oil Leasing

Article: Natives, Conservationists Sue to Block Chukchi Sea Oil Leasing

JUNEAU, Alaska, February 1, 2008 (ENS) – A coalition of Alaska natives and conservation groups filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday challenging oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea, which lies above the Arctic Circle between Alaska and Russia. Thirty million acres of polar bear, walrus, and whale habitat in the Chukchi Sea are scheduled…