Sustainable business articles & news January 2011

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/conservation/bushfire-proposal-threatens-mallee-wildlife-scientists-20101219-191xh.html The tradeoffs between bushfire protection and conservation biology

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/report-card-on-my-generation-20101231-19bxp.html Peter Singer looks at the legacy of the baby boomers

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/31/science/earth/31epa.html?_r=1&hpw US EPA begins to implement emissions legislation

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/indias-hidden-climate-change-catastrophe-2173995.html The effects of climate change on India’s crops and rural poor are complex and wide

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/04/china-desertification Reversing China’s desertification is a daunting challenge

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/nature_studies/nature-studies-by-michael-mccarthy-have-we-learned-nothing-since-silent-spring-2177935.html Modern nicotinoid pesticides are linked to bee deaths and other environmental damage

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/10/world/asia/10lead.html?_r=1&hpw Industrial pollution emerging more frequently in rural China

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/us/07emit.html?ref=science Newly-elected governor of New Mexico reverses emissions control legislation

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/us/07brfs-SUITOVERPOLL_BRF.html?ref=science Dupont settles zinc smelter pollution claim

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jan/09/global-warming-glaciers-sea-levels Impacts of glacier shrinkage in the Alps and New Zealand

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2011/jan/07/dirty-business-clean-coal?intcmp=122 Questions about clean coal

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/10/farm-bureau-challenges-e-p-a-on-chesapeake-pollution/ Farmers vs the EPA over Chesapeake regulation

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/bangladesh-is-set-to-disappear-under-the-waves-by-the-end-of-the-century–a-special-report-by-johann-hari-850938.html On present evidence the long-term outlook for Bangladesh is grim

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/13/science/earth/13climate.html?ref=science 2010 world climate summary

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/dec/17/what-is-living-and-what-is-dead-in-social-democrac/ Tony Judt’s excellent lecture on the history social democratic values and modern public discourse

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/opinion/15yunus.html?_r=1&ref=opinion A sobering but important look at the commercialisation of microcredit

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/the-coming-hunger-record-food-prices-put-world-in-danger-says-un-2177220.html The combination of oil, climate and food

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/bp-targets-one-of-the-worlds-last-unspoilt-wildernesses-after-deal-2185821.html BP and Rosneft agree to explore the Kara Sea, north of Siberia

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2011/jan/17/europe-carbon-credits Carbon credit mechanisms are not supporting environmental quality

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/organic-milk-is-better-for-you-say-scientists-2186302.html Scientific evidence for the greater health benefits of organic as against conventional milk

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/shop-till-you-stop-global-warming-2186888.html The complexities of green consumerism across the product life-cycle

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/for-devotees-of-wind-power-a-new-product-label/ Green labels: Carbon labelling and WindMade

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jan/20/apple-pollution-supply-chain?intcmp=122 Apple’s sustainability record in question

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/exclusive-bees-facing-a-poisoned-spring-2189267.html Research on the effect of nicotinoid pesticides on bees

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/24-billion-extra-people-no-more-land-how-will-we-feed-the-world-in-2050-2191260.html World food and population projections

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/22/science/earth/22kenya.html?_r=1&hpw Biodiversity impacts of climate change

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/home-fires-the-worlds-most-lethal-pollution-2192000.html The serious health impacts of cooking stoves in poor homes

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/the-choking-of-china–and-the-world-2192372.html The environmental consequences of China’s economic boom

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/report-advocates-gm-crops-in-food-supply-measures-2192790.html The debate on GM in the UK intensified by a new government-commissioned report

http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/6925?utm_source=Survival+International&utm_campaign=a032628180-enews_special_Bushmen_success_1_27_2011&utm_medium=email A landmark case in indigenous people’s rights, upheld against the Botswana government and diamond mining interests.

Sustainable business news stories December 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/22/science/earth/22carbon.html?_r=1&h

a comprehensive account of CO2 science

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/22/world/africa/22mali.html?ref=world

Africa land grab by foreign investors

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/22/us-china-wind-power-manufacture

bizarre free trade intervention by US to prevent China subsidising wind power manufacture

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/workers-exploited-in-melbourne-sweat-shops/story-e6frf7kx-1225976210534

sweatshops in Australia

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/25/science/earth/25fossil.html?src=me&ref=homepage

renewable energy in African villages

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/dec/26/rare-earth-metals-us

the strategic and environmental dimensions of rare earth metals

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/dec/26/biodiversity-loss-climate-change?intcmp=122

report on the International Year of Biodiversity: achievements and shortfalls

http://www.cbf.org/Document.Doc?id=596

2010 report on the state of Chesapeake Bay

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/britains-rivers-come-back-to-life-2172580.html

Britain’s rivers are at their cleanest for more than a century