Sustainable business news and articles October 2011

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/28/the-difficulty-of-drawing-lines-around-ice/  Mapping ice retreat.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/28/arctic-shelves-have-lost-half-their-size-in-six-years/  Further documentation of Arctic ice retreat, in Canada.

http://www.eco-business.com/news/oil-giant-supports-carbon-tax/  Exxon supports a carbon tax, vs ETS.

http://theconversation.edu.au/andrew-bolt-racism-and-the-internet-3626  An intelligent commentary on racism and free speech.

http://www.eco-business.com/features/greening-a-business-from-the-inside-out/  Fuji Xerox’s CSR successes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/01/science/earth/01forest.html?_r=1  Climate change and worldwide forest decline.

http://www.theage.com.au/world/shell-linked-to-nigerian-military-payments-20111003-1l5a7.html  More evidence of illegal activities by Shell in Nigeria.

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/biodiesel-industry-rejects-eu-land-use-impact-study-0  EU question land use impacts of biodiesel.

http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/10/10/economic-rationalism-hits-the-homelands/  Reasons to support the homelands.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/11/wild-horses-and-hard-choices/  Wild horse challenges in the central plains of the US reflect similar issues to those in the Australia high country.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/oct/12/food-food-and-drink  Sainsbury’s sustainability plan.

http://www.eco-business.com/news/south-east-wind-farm-plan-on-hold/  Woakwine wind-farm on hold.

http://theconversation.edu.au/democracy-is-failing-the-planet-3832  Clive Hamilton on democracy, science and climate change.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/science/14paint.html?hp  Evidence of paint workshop in Africa 100,000 years ago.

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/conservation/rare-plants-and-the-thrill-of-the-chase-20111015-1lqi0.html  Discovering rare plants.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/climate-change-is-shrinking-species-research-suggests/  Evidence both contemporary and fossil record for diminution in some species’ size with global warming.

http://education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=142  Oldest microfossils in the Pilbara.

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/climate-driven-migration-challenge-underestimated-says-report  Projected climate change migration.

http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/bispartners/foresight/docs/migration/11-1116-migration-and-global-environmental-change.pdf  Migration report

http://www.neweconomics.org/press-releases/demand-on-planet-resources-rising-in-spite-of-crisis  Global natural resource budget exhausted.

http://www.eco-business.com/blog/japan-the-rising-sun-for-carbon-markets-part-i/  An interesting extended article on Japan’s effective carbon practice.

http://www.eco-business.com/blog/japan-the-rising-sun-for-carbon-markets-part-ii/

http://www.eco-business.com/news/groundwater-gets-worse-land-agency-says/  Challenges to China’s groundwater quality.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/22/cap-and-trade-sweating-the-small-stuff/  California’s emissions cap-and-trade system is regulated into law.

http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/the-gulfs-stance-in-the-global-climate-talks/  Interesting article on the views of Gulf nations on climate change—a rare perspective.

http://www.eco-business.com/news/asia-africa-megacities-top-climate-change-risk-survey/  Useful survey of climate change risk in Asian and African megacities.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/a-carbon-culprit-rivers-and-streams/  Carbon budgets for US rivers and streams.

http://theconversation.edu.au/universities-without-borders-do-we-need-campuses-in-the-age-of-open-courseware-4008  Opening up online education.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/fossil-fuels-as-the-whale-oil-of-the-future/  Amory Lovins on renewables as the inevitable replacement for fossil fuels.

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/aust-govts-negligent-over-csg-development-says-expert  A critique of CSG environmental modelling.

http://www.eco-business.com/news/queensland-launches-renewable-energy-plan-and-solar-atlas/  Queenslands renewable energy and solar mapping  initiatives.