Sustainable business news July-August 2012

The commercialization of organic food:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/business/organic-food-purists-worry-about-big-companies-influence.html?_r=1&hp

Elinor Ostrom’s contribution to the economics of real world collaboration:
http://www.theage.com.au/business/economic-models-can-be-too-neat-for-reality-20120708-21pep.html?rand=1341754010708

US Supreme Court upholds the power of the EPA to regulate carbon emissions:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/28/opinion/a-court-rules-for-the-planet.html?src=recg

New York urban agriculture:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/12/nyregion/in-rooftop-farming-new-york-city-emerges-as-a-leader.html?hp

Ethics on Wall Street survey:
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/report-finds-wall-street-short-on-ethics/?src=rechp

Open access academic publishing on UK government-funded projects:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/15/free-access-british-scientific-research

Threats to iconic US public lands:
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/a-plea-for-public-lands/?src=rechp

Macroeconomic theory and its microfoundations:
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/19/making-ourselves-useless/

UK sustainable development indicators:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jul/24/england-natural-capital

Some incisive comments about making the Millenium Goals real:
http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/beyond-the-millennium-development-goals-by-david-satterthwaite/

New evidence on extreme events:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/science/earth/extreme-heat-is-covering-more-of-the-earth-a-study-says.html?hpw

Climate realities need to be faced:
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7563449e-dd56-11e1-8fdc-00144feab49a.html#axzz22wloId4q 

A perverse outcome of carbon credits and coolants:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/09/world/asia/incentive-to-slow-climate-change-drives-output-of-harmful-gases.html?_r=1&hp

Competition among food, feed, fuel:
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/8808b144-e240-11e1-8e9d-00144feab49a.html#axzz235lxCmmt

The new economic thinking movement:
http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/08/08/new-economic-thinking-and-the-potential-to-transform-politics/

Some interesting views on management and leadership:
http://www.brw.com.au/p/blogs/fiona_smith/could_your_office_go_lord_of_the_N7PteN1JpXzO8ithUQAjQK

The long-term drought forecast and its consequences:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12/opinion/sunday/extreme-weather-and-drought-are-here-to-stay.html?_r=1&src=rechp

Reduction in US carbon emissions:
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/17/a-20-year-low-in-u-s-carbon-emissions/?src=rechp

US farmers sceptical of climate change:
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/be23cd60-e6d5-11e1-af33-00144feab49a.html#axzz242Dad9L6

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