Sustainable business news & articles May 2012

Lean entrepreneurship in the online age: http://www.theage.com.au/small-business/finance/blogs/the-venture/how-to-start-a-multimillion-dollar-venture-with-10000-20120430-1xu2b.html?rand=1335753667793 

 The ecological and carbon impact of palm oil plantations in Indonesia: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/01/a-grim-portrait-of-palm-oil-emissions/

Polar bear swimming distances study:  http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/01/polar-bears-long-distance-swimming-skills-on-display/

The rise of alternative education in Australia: http://theconversation.edu.au/tens-of-thousands-of-students-in-alternative-education-6783

Coming into the country: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/rural-life-without-the-hard-edges/

Dingoes impacts on Thylacines: http://theconversation.edu.au/dingoes-may-have-wiped-out-tasmanian-tiger-on-mainland-6811

Asian economic growth is increasing inequality: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/fba71e2c-9607-11e1-9d9d-00144feab49a.html#axzz1u2W3wXLg

A sustainability challenge: increasing efficiency increases consumption: http://theconversation.edu.au/our-bloated-cult-of-efficiency-doing-the-wrong-thing-right-6638

Leading the way on climate change legal framework in the Philippines: http://www.eco-business.com/news/un-lauds-philippines-climate-change-laws-worlds-best/

Unexpected impacts of groundwater extraction on sea-level rise: http://www.eco-business.com/features/groundwater-pumping-leads-to-sea-level-rise-cancels-out-effect-of-dams/

The Living Planet Report 2012 is mandatory reading, documenting the current precarious state of global environmental systems: http://awsassets.panda.org/downloads/lpr_2012_final_120507.pdf

Australia high on the list of national polluters: http://www.eco-business.com/news/australia-seventh-worst-polluter-on-earth-report/

Robust study of climate change in the Australian region over the past 1000 years: http://theconversation.edu.au/post-1950s-warming-in-region-unmatched-in-1-000-years-7081

Dangers of supply chains: pig iron out of Brazil to American carmakers: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/17/ford-gm-bmw-logging-brazil?intcmp=122

A growing arc of hydro-insecurity in Asia: http://www.theage.com.au/world/indias-dam-plans-anger-pakistan-symbolise-global-water-woes-20120518-1yw6l.html

 Global groundwater pumping raising sea-levels and exhausting aquifers: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/20/world-aquifers-rising-sea-levels?intcmp=122

Huge investment by China 2011-2015 in renewables and green sector generally: http://china.org.cn/business/2012-05/22/content_25441698.htm

American investment in renewables is diverse and substantial: http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/americas-renewables-revolution

Community-led enumeration in shanty towns: http://www.iied.org/why-enumeration-counts-documenting-undocumented

Latest IEA emissions report: the good and bad of it: http://theconversation.edu.au/iea-reveals-emissions-are-up-again-but-its-not-all-bad-news-7321