http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/apr/01/historic-move-rainforests Norway pays Guyana annually to keep its rainforests.
China and Germany lead the US in clean-energy investment.
http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/03/31/31greenwire-study-of-temperature-data-confirms-warming-tre-84356.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Overall global warming trend supported by evidence from new study.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/opinion/03sun1.html?hp NY Times editorial opposing the proposed Canada-Texas tar sands pipeline.
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/study-reveals-how-bees-reject-toxic-pesticides-2262451.html Important research on impact of new pesticides on pollen and bees.
http://www.theage.com.au/money/investing/profile-wade-davis-20110405-1cyvr.html An interesting man, an interesting life.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-cantarow/energy-tar-sands_b_846207.html A well-researched article on the Canadian tar sands industry.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nitrogen-pollution-costs-are-revealed-2266228.html A major European study of nitrogen pollution estimates a cost to Europe of between 100bn and 460bn per year. Here is the study in full http://www.nine-esf.org/ENA-Book .
http://www.bcorporation.net/about An alternative and increasingly popular US approach to certifying socially responsible business (relatively spineless).
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/apr/13/shale-gas-green-message?intcmp=122 Shale gas questioned as a source of non-polluting energy.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/aborigines-to-block-uranium-mining-after-japan-disaster-2267467.html Japan’s nuclear disaster brings about a change in Aboriginal views of uranium mining
http://www.environment.yale.edu/climate/files/Knowledge_Across_Six_Americas.pdf An interesting piece of research by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, concerning levels of knowledge about the mechanisms of climate change in the American population.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/apr/15/risks-over-increasing-global-land-deals The purchase or long-term leasing of large tracts of cultivable land, and the displacing of small farmers, is an emerging and worrying trend.
http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/burke/2011/mr20110412a.html Formation of a national wildlife corridors program in Australia, to link government and private land and improve conservation outcomes.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/19/opinion/19tue1.html?_r=1&hpw A very important case on emissions policy and regulation is due to be argued before the US Supreme Court.
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/arctic-coastlines-recede-by-several-metres-a-year-2269232.html Global warming is melting protective ice in the Arctic and leaving shorelines exposed, with consequences for local ecologies and communities.
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/people-arent-donkeys-so-best-put-away-the-carrot-and-stick-20110419-1dnc2.html?rand=1303218319578 An excellent piece on incentives and motivation in organisations.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/science/earth/21species.html?_r=1&hp Crisis NGO strategies in pushing for US wildlife protection in the face of accelerated extinction.
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/antarctic-ozone-hole-creating-rainfall-in-subtropical-region-2271987.html New study links Antarctic ozone hole to sub-tropical rainfall and climate change impacts.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/22/science/earth/22spill.html?_r=1&hpw A first payment by BP to environmental restoration in the Gulf: more to come.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/apr/21/apple-least-green-tech-company Greenpeace estimates of coal dependency in power for data centres among leading companies.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fair-trade-food-products-see-record-growth-in-2010-2275874.html The growth of Fair Trade Certified products in the US has been substantial.