Sustainable business news & articles May 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/apr/30/apple-chinese-factory-workers-suicides-humiliation Evidence of negative work practices by Apple Inc in China.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/02/business/energy-environment/02iht-green02.html?src=rechp California is preparing to implement a carbon market in eight months

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/06/science/earth/06warming.html?_r=1&hpw Quantified impacts of climate change on global food production.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/revealed-the-secret-battle-for-the-riches-of-the-arctic-2283229.html The melting of the Artic is creating a race for extracting its resources.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/opinion/13fri1.html?hpw US Supreme Court judgement decides against class action.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/science/earth/13climate.html?hpw US National Research Council points to urgency of action on climate change.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/travel/endangered-species-travel-guide.html?hpw A guide to US endangered species, by regions.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/european-union-tax-on-carbon-to-push-up-airfares/story-e6frfq80-1226055808322 Implications for global business of carbon pricing are beginning to emerge in the airline industry.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/may/23/clegg-unveils-green-investment-bank Terms of the UK green investment bank announced.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/science/earth/23adaptation.html?_r=1&hp&gwh=D6E5BEE8BD3C9CDDC77FE4BFAC2B4600 The City of Chicago is taking infrastructure action on climate change.

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/let-consumers-carry-the-can-on-carbon-20110523-1f0n8.html A proposal for a carbon tax on end products rather than on producers.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/slash-and-burn-brazil-shreds-laws-protecting-its-rainforests-2289107.html Brazil relaxes protection of Amazon forests.

http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/05/20/why-doctors-should-give-climate-change-the-right-treatment A wide spectrum of medical views on the health impacts vs equity impacts of climate change.

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/seven-signs-australia-carbon-laggard A useful review of the economic case for Australia acting positively on climate change.

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/big-oil-companies-face-growing-concern-fracking-0 Increasing concerns on fracking impacts.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-antarctic-island-thats-richer-in-biodiversity-than-the-galapagos-2289706.html Extraordinary finding of Antarctic biodiversity.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/schools/are-finnish-schools-the-best-in-the-world-2289083.html Finland’s educational system producing remarkable achievements.

http://blogs.crikey.com.au/rooted/2011/05/26/murray-murmurings-scientists-question-great-new-science/ New MDB modelling, with lower environmental flow recommendations, challenged.

http://www.theage.com.au/business/world-business/solar-to-beat-coal-nuclear-power-within-five-years-ge-20110527-1f7ph.html Encouraging advances in solar technology and pricing.

http://blogs.crikey.com.au/rooted/2011/05/23/the-point-lowly-desal-plant-thats-got-sa-squabbling/ Environmental issues with the Olympic Dam desalination plant in Spencer Gulf.