Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister known for his tough political stances and publicity exploits showcasing his physical prowess, was documented shooting a whale with a crossbow from an inflatable boat this week.
Thirty-nine environmental, food, motor vehicle, energy, power equipment and recreational industry groups - including the National Marine Manufacturers Association - have requested House and Senate hearings on a pending Environmental Protection Agency action that could increase the amount of ethanol permitted in gasoline.
State officials across the country are taking steps to deal with an increase in derelict boats abandoned by their owners in a tough economy.
The country needs an "agile and flexible" government to respond to disasters such as the Gulf oil spill and Hurricane Katrina, according to the man in charge of both response efforts.
A young and injured sperm whale that surfaced in the shallow waters of a Miami Beach marina with injuries to its head, back and tail flukes - possibly from a boat - has disappeared.
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