space junk stories

Space junk is getting to be more and more of a problem, but while there have been plenty of serious talks on the subject, the first country to actually go and do something about it may be the Swiss. By 2016, Switzerland plans to launch a "janitor satellite" to start fighting the the space junk problem directly while the rest of us keep twiddling our thumbs.
The New York Times has an interesting read about Beth O'Leary, an anthropology professor at New Mexico State University, who along with her students has fought to have humanity's (specifically America's) presence on the moon protected. A "please don't disturb the footprints" sign isn't going to cut it.