Sustainable business news and articles September 2011

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/us-researchers-find-roundup-chemical-water-air The environmental fallout from genetically modified soybean.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/aug/31/hand-axes-oldest-advanced-stone-tools Sophisticated ancient tools in Kenya.

 

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/profits-before-environment/ The US administration’s record on the environment is dismal.

 

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/31/documenting-a-collapsing-ice-shelf/ Documenting Greenland glacier melt.

 

http://www.eco-business.com/features/radical-changes-in-agriculture-needed-for-food-water-security/ UNEP study on agriculture and environmental services.

http://www.eco-business.com/features/unep-ifad-launch-joint-policy-on-sustainable-agriculture

http://www.eco-business.com/news/healthy-ecosystems-essential-for-future-food-security-global-report

 

http://www.eco-business.com/blog/rip-ray-anderson-zeronaut/ Ray Anderson obituary.

 

http://blogs.crikey.com.au/rooted/2011/08/25/the-coral-sea-the-biodiversity-hotspot-no-one-knows-about/ The Coral Sea as a biodiversity hot-spot.

 

http://blogs.crikey.com.au/rooted/2011/06/15/just-do-it-14000-voters-give-their-say-on-renewables/ An encouraging Australian survey on attitudes to renewables.

 

http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/06/29/inside-story-green-growth-sprouting-in-mainstream-economic-analysis/ Michael Jacobs on green growth.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/cleaning-our-act-slowly Australia improving as an investor in renewables.

 

http://education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=142 Discovery of river under the Amazon.

 

http://www.eco-business.com/news/a-debate-arises-on-job-creation-and-environment/ The jobs vs the environment debate.

 

http://www.eco-business.com/news/activists-take-tilt-at-windmill-policy/ The windfarm debate.

 

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/in-a-land-of-sweeping-plains-poetry-is-hardly-thriving-20110904-1js5r.html David Campbell on the decline of Australian poetry.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/climate-modelling-improving-say-experts The state of climate modelling.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/solar-pv-grid-parity-now-what Encouraging developments in the Australian solar industry.

 

http://theconversation.edu.au/food-fight-aboriginal-elders-take-on-the-kangaroo-industry-2905 Aboriginal elders taking on animal rights, as well as land rights.

 

http://theconversation.edu.au/putting-meat-on-the-bones-of-au-sediba-our-oldest-ancestor-3265 African hominin find 2m years old.

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-emits-around-15m-tonnes-of-co2-per-year-about-the-same-as-the-un-2351681.html Google’s carbon footprint.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/solar-opposites-china-soars-america-stumbles China’s forward looking energy policy.

 

http://theconversation.edu.au/a-global-juggling-act-feeding-the-world-saving-species-3284 Land-sparing vs land-sharing approaches to food and biodiversity.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/09/bad-science-research-error An interesting meta-analysis reveals widespread statistical incompetence in research papers.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/switch-coal-natural-gas-no-boon-climate-0 Natural gas not the panacea it’s said to be.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/chinas-toxic-storm China and the policies of pollution.

 

http://www.bostonreview.net/BR36.5/noam_chomsky_responsibility_of_intellectuals_redux.php Chomsky on the responsibility of intellectuals–with a mixed response.

 

http://theconversation.edu.au/positive-mental-health-key-to-tackling-rural-climate-change-3157 Broad ranging mental health impacts of climate change in rural areas.

 

http://theconversation.edu.au/gunns-heading-for-its-tasmanian-endgame-3241 Tracking the complex evolution of Gunn’s.

 

http://www.eco-business.com/news/e-waste-%E2%80%98may-spread-worldwide%E2%80%99/ David Lindenmayer on Australia’s old-growth forest policies.

 

http://www.eco-business.com/news/e-waste-%E2%80%98may-spread-worldwide%E2%80%99/ E-waste problem growing internationally.

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/wildlife-groups-are-failing-to-protect-nature-2354309.html UK conservation agencies muzzled.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/sep/14/worlds-largest-firms-climate-change Large companies moving on climate change.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/us-shale-oil-could-soar-care-needed-report US targeting shale oil.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/sep/16/china-green-economist-gdp?intcmp=122 A Chinese green GDP index.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14948730 Dark matter simulations don’t predict observable dwarf galaxy data.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/missing-global-heat-may-be-hiding-deep-oceans Implications for global heat budget of recent simulations.

 

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/in-ancient-pines-a-startling-shift-in-tree-rings/ The story of the bristlecone pine, with the modern climate shift showing up.

 

http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/09/27/potential-damage-mapping-ethics-of-aboriginal-genome-research/ Genome research raises new questions of ethics.

 

https://www.cdproject.net/en-US/WhatWeDo/CDPNewsArticlePages/CDP-SP500-findings-Majority-of-US-companies-taking-climate-change-action-despite-absence-of-mandatory-rules.aspx US companies moving on climate change.

 

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/nauti-craft-driving-offshore-wind-innovation Off-shore wind.

 

 

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