"Japan has suspended its annual whale hunt in the Antarctic for now after a hardline anti-whaling group gave chase to its mother ship and it may call the fleet back home, a government official said."
All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.
"Author Wendell Berry and 13 other environmental activists emerged from the [Kentucky] state Capitol on Monday to roars of approval and applause, ending their four-day occupation of Gov. Steve Beshear's outer office."
"The new Tea Party governor says businesses are on the endangered species list, but opponents say his proposals will harm the state's nature-based economy."
"Hundreds of environmentalists, union members and liberal activists converged on Rancho Mirage on Sunday to rally against what they see as the influence of two of the nation's leading financial backers of conservative causes."
"Residents believed they could stop Vulcan Materials Co. from shifting its operations within the city's foothills. But in a special election, voters gave the go-ahead."
"From the sometimes bizarre front lines of the climate-change culture wars: It seems the brothers Koch, proprietors of the giant, Kansas-based industrial conglomerate and well-heeled supporters of Tea Party causes, have now set their sights on a group of anonymous pranksters who spoofed a Koch Industries press release last month — one that suggested the brothers were having a change of heart on climate change."
"With environmental regulations under siege on Capitol Hill, Democrats and green advocates are falling back on a familiar and, they hope, persuasive argument: These rules will save American lives."
Newt Gingrich kicked off his putative presidential campaign in Iowa Tuesday by calling for the abolition of EPA, which enforces numerous environmental laws enacted by Congress.
"Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, is urging committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) to probe whether a high-profile climate skeptic misled the panel about how much the petroleum industry funds his work."