The challenge is immense. The situation is critical. One hundred and ninety-three national delegations are in Nagoya, Japan, attending the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-10). This will be the international community’s last, best chance to halt the march to extinction of many species.
On Colorado’s western slope near the small town of Paonia, two of the world’s worst sources of global warming emissions are locked deep below roadless forest lands next to the West Elk Wilderness. To prevent methane explosions, Mountain Coal is venting the methane directly into the atmosphere.
While it may be fashionable for politicians to acknowledge that our environment is in serious trouble, and many do work diligently to pass legislation to improve environmental protections, it’s nearly impossible to imagine any one of them saying to the public that there are—or will soon be—too many of us.
On the top floor of the Spotted Pig in New York City were gathered about 50 people from the beauty industry, grassroots campaigns and the media for the premiere of the next Story of Stuff project—a short film about the chemicals hiding in our personal care products.