Sustainable business news & articles November 2011

http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/10/31/corporate-social-responsibility-does-more-harm-than-good/  A challenging view of CSR.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/nov/03/david-lynch-crazy-clown-time  David Lynch interview.

http://www.eco-business.com/news/data-policy-key-to-successful-wind-projects/  Data limitations on wind-farm projects.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/no-one-size-fits-all-for-climate-change/  Climate change a species size variations.

http://theconversation.edu.au/rivers-rain-and-releases-what-happens-when-you-dam-a-waterway-3934  Water releases and river ecology.

http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/the-birth-of-a-power-source/  Germany achieves 20% renewable power by subsidising solar.

http://theconversation.edu.au/forests-of-eastern-australia-are-the-worlds-newest-biodiversity-hotspot-3935  Australian biodiversity hotspot no. 2: eastern forests.

http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/ecology/book/978-3-642-20991-8

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/nov/04/greenhouse-gases-rise-record-levels?intcmp=122  Rapid rise in GHG in 2010.

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/coping-chinas-urban-tsunami  Massive urbanisation in China.

http://theconversation.edu.au/are-national-parks-the-best-way-to-conserve-nature-4002  Off-reserve conservation.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/nov/09/fossil-fuel-infrastructure-climate-change  IEA energy scenarios.

http://theconversation.edu.au/report-urges-national-university-press-network-to-boost-humanities-4219  Idea of a national humanities press for Australia.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14722179  The bottle house in Nigeria.

http://www.eco-business.com/features/new-insurance-scheme-to-help-rural-farmers-cope-with-climate-change/  Weather-indexed insurance for Southeast Asia.

http://www.eco-business.com/news/the-rise-of-the-inner-city-farmer/  Inner-city food production.

http://www.forumforthefuture.org/project/sustainable-shipping-initiative/overview  Sustainable Shipping Initiative.

http://theconversation.edu.au/the-nations-shame-a-racist-education-system-which-excludes-indigenous-children-3913 The case for indigenous education.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/all-rivers-do-not-run-to-the-sea/  The collapse of the Colorado River.

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/epa-rules-could-shut-13000-megawatts-midwest-coal-plants-0 Impact of EPA regulations on coal-fired US plants.

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/spain-allows-net-metering-small-power-plants-0  Spain introduces net metering for power plants to encourage distributed development of smaller plants.

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/record-high-greenhouse-gases-linger-decades-1  No reduction in greenhouse gases.

https://www.tai.org.au/index.php?q=node%2F19&pubid=913&act=display The Australia Institute’s paper on the mining industry.

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/news/china-says-economic-woes-no-excuse-climate-inaction  China’s pre-conference call on climate change.

http://theconversation.edu.au/biodiversity-offsets-solving-the-habitat-saving-equation-4035  Biodiversity offsets.

http://www.ewea.org/fileadmin/ewea_documents/documents/publications/reports/20110909_ClimateReport.pdf  Report forecasts over 30% EU energy from wind by 2020.

http://www.eco-business.com/news/png-adopts-ancestral-practices-to-lower-carbon-footprint/  PNG turns to traditional knowledge to combat climate change.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/23/looking-way-back-at-the-rate-of-arctic-melting/  Comprehensive historical study of arctic melting and its effects.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/nov/24/howlers-and-mistakes-in-company-csr-reports  Study documents inaccuracies of CSR reports.

http://www.eco-business.com/news/wwf-says-40-of-borneos-forests-can-be-managed-by-firms/  Private management of Borneo forests advocated.