Sustainable business news & articles March 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/us/in-california-a-bold-plan-to-reshape-the-central-valley-flood-plain.html?src=recg#h[AadEsa,1]  New plan for California central value restoration.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-water-congress-20120301,0,5831589.story But Congress votes to undo it, and two decades of water reform.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/03/opinion/the-poverty-of-an-idea.html?_r=1&hp  A review of Michael Harrington’s work and influence, 50 years after ‘The Other America’.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/with-reef-ecosystems-it-may-be-all-or-nothing/ Important research on Mediterranean reef ecosystems.

http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/killing-manufacturing-kindness  An interesting take on environmental standards and strategic competitiveness in manufacturing.

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/carbon-tax-may-help-protect-wildlife-20120307-1ukmx.html  Putting the carbon tax to work: wildlife corridors.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/22/business/energy-environment/a-clash-over-mining-and-water.html?src=recg  Debate over water in an Arizona mine proposal.

http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/nr/land_tenure/pdf/VG_en_Final_March_2012.pdf  UN’s new voluntary guidelines on the tenure of land.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/mar/27/planning-reforms-conservationists-countryside?intcmp=122  Significant changes in UK planning legislation.

http://www.canberra.edu.au/faculties/health/attachments/pdf_folder/HealthyCities-LOWRES.pdf  Some contemporary views of healthy city design.

 

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