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Protesters ask whalers for help in missing-persons search

12 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

The bone-chilling waters of Antarctica are seeing heated conflict as the U.S.-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society tangles with Japanese whalers. The protesters, upset over a 1,000-whale hunt they deem illegal -- but which was OK'd by the International Whaling Commission as a scientific pursuit -- have dumped a safe but ...

Kristen Berry, president of BirdPAC, InterActivates

12 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

In second grade, Kristen Berry decided he wanted to be a duck. When that didn't work out, he declared he would be president. Many years later, Berry has combined his passion for birds and politics as president of BirdPAC, a conservation-minded political action committee. As InterActivist this week, Berry chats ...

U.S. EPA places limits on carcinogenic benzene in gasoline

12 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

Late last week, the U.S. EPA announced a new rule that will affect most Americans' gas tanks. The Mobile Source Air Toxics rule -- or as we like to call it, the Your Car is Full of Crap rule -- limits benzene, a carcinogen that makes up about 1 percent ...

Writer Bill McKibben muses about how artists are inspiring climate activists

12 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

A lot of songs have their own movements -- you know, like "Vogue" and "YMCA." But as writer Bill McKibben explains, every movement also needs its songs. The civil-rights movement had "We Shall Overcome," the labor movement had "Union Maids" and "Sixteen Tons," and climate activists have, well ... Musicians ...

Umbra on convincing colleagues to turn the lights off

12 Feb 2007 at 11:02am

In a case akin to the cobbler's kiddos having no shoes, a green business entrepreneur wonders why he can't get his employees to turn the lights off. Don't they understand the implications of incandescent ignorance? The bewildered boss explains to advice maven Umbra Fisk that the more he hollers, the ...

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