Paul Watson, star of "Whale Wars," and his eco-vigliantes at the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society have been sailing close to the legal wind for some time, harassing Japanese whalers. Wednesday the Sea Shepherd's $2.5 million speedboat Ady Gil was sunk.
A whaling protester throws a bottle of butyric acid at the Japanese harpoon whaling ship Yashin Maru No. 1 in the Antarctic Ocean in February. A helicopter from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society flies overhead. The Japanese whalers countered with a water cannon to blast the conservationists during the clash.
In the book 'Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming,' James Hoggan says the campaign to create skepticism about climate change is 'by far and away the biggest public relations campaign that I've ever seen.'
An environmental activist wearing a sign reading "Viva la Revolucion" talks to a lady during a demonstration in Copenhagen on Dec. 15 on the sidelines of the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference. Ministers at the UN's climate conference on Tuesday wrestled over key issues bedevilling an envisioned worldwide pact to roll back the threat of global warming.
A protester wears a skull mask during a demonstration to mark International Human Rights Day in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday.
President Obama is headed to Oslo to receive his Nobel Peace Prize. It's an awkward moment. Not only is he sending more troops to Afghanistan, but most Americans don’t think he deserves the award, a poll suggests.
This aerial photograph, taken Aug. 17, 2007, shows melting glaciers near Ilulissat in Greenland. According to the AFP, Greenland's glaciers are melting at a faster rate than ever, some moving up to 38 yards a day.
Just before Copenhagen climate talks open, major greenhouse-gas emitter India said Thursday it would aim to slow the growth of its carbon dioxide emissions over the next decade.
On eve of the global warming summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, an informal global survey shows that public interest in the issue is waning. But many people are taking individual steps to curb global warming.
China, the largest greenhouse-gas emitter, will not take on emissions caps but has announced its first numerical target. The US and EU are likely to push for more at Copenhagen climate summit.