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Big Wins for Clean Energy in Arkansas, South Carolina and Washington

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New York – May 9, 2019 – “No matter whether you are a state leading the charge for clean energy like Washington or just getting started like Arkansas or in the middle of your journey like South Carolina—it’s a powerful lesson that the economics of clean energy are winning and that the public wants solutions. […]

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New Wave: Audubon Advocates Challenge Congress to Save the Seabirds

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Last month, fresh and seasoned advocates emerged empowered from the recent grassroots fly-in hosted by the National Audubon Society at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, DC on April 10-12, 2019. The three-day event in the nation’s capital immersed enthusiastic participants from the Atlantic and Mississippi Flyways, including Connecticut, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, […]

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Audubon Arkansas’ Lobby Day Proves Key in Passage of Solar Access Act

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Volunteers, bird advocates, college students, and Audubon chapter members traveled from all parts of Arkansas for a day at the capitol in Little Rock. In early March, Audubon Arkansas held its first grassroots lobby day advocating for SB 145, also known as the Solar Access Act. According to its supporters, SB 145 would create more local […]

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Interior Department Needs a Bird-Friendly Solicitor

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Washington, D.C. (May 1, 2019) — “One of Daniel Jorjani’s signature acts during his tenure to date was to author an anti-bird legal opinion that hollowed out the one law, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, that protects more than a thousand species of birds that Americans love. That opinion has been rebuked by 17 former Interior […]

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Bipartisan Colorado River Drought Plan Signed into Law Averting Potentially Catastrophic Outcomes for People and Birds

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WASHINGTON—“More than 400 bird species and 36 million people rely on the Colorado River. Studies show that as temperatures continue to rise, the Colorado River and the rivers that feed it will become even more important for people and for birds like the Yellow-billed Cuckoo and the Great Blue Heron,” said David Yarnold, President and CEO […]

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Audubon Backs New Bill to Bolster Small Fish That Struggling Seabirds Need to Survive

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Washington, DC – “Each summer I watch the Atlantic Puffins when they bring fish home to their chicks. When parent puffins can’t find enough herring and other important fish, though, their chicks suffer and sometimes starve, casualties of warming oceans and over fishing. These human imposed threats are decimating forage fish and an entire food […]

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Win a Copy of Kenn Kaufman’s Book New Book, ‘A Season on the Wind’

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We're giving away five copies of A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration, courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment at the bottom of this page with your favorite fact about Kenn Kaufman and check back next Tuesday for our replies. Scroll down for the official rules. The contest ends at […]

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Victory for Birds, Parks and Taxpayers: Audubon Fought for Land and Water Conservation Fund

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UPDATE: On February 26, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives followed the Senate in passing legislation (S. 47) that includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund; it also reauthorizes the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, championed in the U.S. House by Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA). The House vote […]

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Leaders in International Entrepreneurship, Statewide Tourism Join National Board of Directors at Audubon

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NEW YORK – In January 2019, the National Audubon Society welcomed Doug Chang, president of Red Rock Audubon Society, and Joe Watts, president of Birmingham Audubon, to its national board of directors. With decades of dedication to the environment, the newest board members add invaluable experience in the entrepreneurial and tourism sectors, internationally and regionally, to […]

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Audubon New York Remembers Patricia “Pat” Keesee

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NEW YORK — “Pat Keesee’s commitment to landscape conservation, native plants and birds was inspirational,” said Ana Paula Tavares, executive director of Audubon New York. "She was a close member of the Audubon family and will be missed by us all.” Born in Nashville, Pat grew up on the banks of the Cumberland River. Her interest in […]

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