Activism

All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

"Public Employees Sue Over ‘Political Deals’ Behind Wolf Delisting"

"WASHINGTON, DC -- The Obama Administration’s plan to remove the gray wolf from the protections of the Endangered Species Act, as detailed in a draft Federal Register notice released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER, is temporarily on hold."

Source: ENS, 05/23/2013

Chiefs Walk Out on State Dept. Keystone XL Consultation Meeting

"Elders and chiefs of at least 10 sovereign nations walked out of a meeting with U.S. State Department officials in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Thursday May 16 in which the government was attempting to engage in tribal consultation over the Keystone XL pipeline."

Source: Indian Country Today, 05/20/2013

Charles: 'Climate Change Sceptics Are Turning Earth Into Dying Patient'

"Prince Charles has attacked corporate lobbyists and climate change sceptics for turning the Earth into a 'dying patient', making his most outspoken criticism yet of the world's failure to tackle global warming just when the heir to the throne is assuming a growing number of the duties of what is supposed to be an apolitical monarchy."

Source: Guardian, 05/10/2013

"College Divestment Campaigns Creating Passionate Environmentalists"

"At about 300 colleges across the country, young activists worried about climate change are borrowing a strategy that students successfully used in decades past. In the 1980s, students enraged about South Africa's racist Apartheid regime got their schools to drop stocks in companies that did business with that government. In the 1990s students pressured their schools to divest in Big Tobacco."

Source: NPR, 05/10/2013

"The Big Stories Then in the Clear Light of Now" -- The Garbage Barge

"Dan Rather called it 'the most watched load of garbage in the memory of man.' It was 1987. A small town businessman had what seemed like a promising idea, to transport New York trash by barge to a landfill in North Carolina, where it would be converted into methane to heat homes. And then the news media latched on to the story."

Source: NY Times, 05/06/2013

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