Sustainable business news & articles April 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/us/uranium-mines-dot-navajo-land-neglected-and-still-perilous.html?_r=1&hpw Uranium mines on indigenous land in the US.

http://theconversation.edu.au/rapid-warming-in-se-australia-challenges-plans-to-adapt-gradually-6076   Step-wise change may indicate more rapid base-line effects on rainfall and temperature in SE Australia.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/02/technology/apple-presses-its-suppliers-to-improve-conditions.html?_r=1&hp   Apple’s new CEO putting attention on the supply chain and on labour conditions in China.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/08/indian-tribe-avatar-supreme-court  A landmark case on indigenous rights and mining before the Indian Supreme Court.

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/what-happens-when-all-the-wells-run-dry-20120409-1wl3a.html  Water politics in the Middle East.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/sustainable-banking-ethical-investment-business-case?CMP=   The case for sustainable banking.

http://www.eco-business.com/news/why-climate-change-might-not-spell-death-for-the-reef/   Good news for the Reef.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/half-of-britain-now-officially-in-drought-7646613.html   Unusual weather patterns persist in the UK summer.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/extreme-droughts-to-be-more-common-1983913.html UK drought and climate change.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/business/at-wal-mart-in-mexico-a-bribe-inquiry-silenced.html?hp   Allegations of Walmart’s systematic bribery in Mexico.

http://www.thepeoplessupermarket.org/  An interesting initiative in sustainable supermarket business.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/apr/23/bad-apple-employ-more-us-workers Analysing Apple’s margins from a sustainable business perspective.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/24/wendell-berry-american-hero/?hp  On Wendell Berry.

http://www.neh.gov/about/awards/jefferson-lecture/wendell-e-berry-lecture  Wendell Berry’s 2012 Jefferson Lecture

http://theconversation.edu.au/australias-vast-and-dynamic-forest-cover-a-birds-eye-view-6404  An informed view of Australia’s forest cover.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/green-rating-of-british-bus-firms-leaves-google-and-apple-behind-7689153.html  a US-based assessment of sustainable business performance, from EIRIS http://www.eiris.org/

 

 

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