I'm not angry (well, not most of the time). And that's because in the midst of the doom and gloom there is much positive news these days. Perhaps the negative is creating the positive as people begin to figure out how to make lemonade from all the lemons being thrown at us. Whatever the reason, there is so much good news that we didn't have room to tell it all in this issue. Among the things we haven't mentioned in our news section are the remarkably fast way in which shoppers worldwide are remembering to use cloth bags and other reusable containers - and that retailers are moving away from plastic; a flurry of laws against health- and environment-destroying things like cosmetic pesticides and smoking in vehicles; British Columbia's carbon tax; Ontario's pledge to protect an unprecedented 225,000 square kilometers of northern boreal forest; the resurgence of hope in U.S. politics; how folks are rapidly ditching their SUVs and Hummers; the growing movement toward making biodiesel from crop waste instead of food crops... you get the picture.