Sustainable business news September 2012

Drought and water shortages in India:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/business/global/drought-in-india-devastates-crops-and-farmers.html?hp

Financial fragmentation in Europe:
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/60ae47cc-f5e5-11e1-a6c2-00144feabdc0.html#axzz25SWCneze 

China’s slowdown data:
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/57946cfc-f400-11e1-9921-00144feabdc0.html#axzz25SWCneze
http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2012/08/31/how-bad-is-chinas-cash-crunch/#axzz25SWluyFE

The US surge scenario:
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f7ec3e66-f5ac-11e1-bf76-00144feabdc0.html#axzz25SWCneze

Environmental/Social/Governance investing in Exchange-Traded Funds:
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9e5daa40-f5c2-11e1-bf76-00144feabdc0.html#axzz25pRQjt2H

Climate change and public health:
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/the-baffling-nexus-of-climate-change-and-health/

African farmers adapting to climate change:
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/study-finds-some-african-farmers-shifting-practices-to-withstand-climate-stresses/

Climate change and food supply:
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/climate-change-and-the-food-supply/

Accounting for the success of the Montreal Protocol:
https://theconversation.edu.au/saving-the-ozone-layer-why-the-montreal-protocol-worked-9249

Steve Keen’s excellent article on iron ore prices and the Hog Cycle:
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/iron-ore-boom-federal-budget-Swan-China-GFC-pd20120910-XYRQH?OpenDocument&src=sph&src=rot

An authoritative report on the Himalayan glaciers under climate change:
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/academy-finds-mixed-climate-impacts-on-himalayan-glaciers-water-supplies/

Reluctance of large companies to act on carbon emissions:
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/corporations-slow-to-act-on-climate-change-report-says/

Legal precedent in NZ river status:
http://blogs.crikey.com.au/northern/2012/09/13/your-honor-i-appear-for-the-whanganui-river-a-river-gets-legal-standing/

Japan confirms move into renewables:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/14/japan-end-nuclear-power

The record Arctic ice melt:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/14/decline-sea-ice-arctic?intcmp=122

The landscape ecology of nature reserves:
https://theconversation.edu.au/are-nature-reserves-working-take-a-look-outside-9432

Online retailing common sense:
https://theconversation.edu.au/the-great-online-shopping-debate-how-the-locals-can-win-9536

Reconstructing the Danube-Black Sea ecosystem:
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/from-ancient-deforestation-a-delta-is-born/?src=rechp

The social cost of carbon emissions:
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/the-social-cost-of-carbon-how-to-do-the-math/

Reconstructing an historical woodland landscape:
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/the-witness-trees/

Repowering Port Augusta around solar power:
http://www.energymatters.com.au/index.php?main_page=news_article&article_id=3385

A real history of computing:
http://theconversation.edu.au/20th-century-toy-computing-is-a-13th-century-beast-at-least-9592

US president green rankings:
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/20/americas-greenest-presidents/?src=rechp

Sustainability ratings upgrading:
http://www.eco-business.com/features/sustainability-ratings-whos-prepared-for-the-new-normal/

The Internet, data centres, energy and pollution:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/technology/data-centers-waste-vast-amounts-of-energy-belying-industry-image.html?src=me&ref=general

The dangers of drilling in the Arctic recognised by oil company:
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/350be724-070a-11e2-92ef-00144feabdc0.html#axzz27WuGrPGq

New global climate change impact projections: the DARA report:
http://www.eco-business.com/news/100-million-will-die-by-2030-if-world-fails-to-act-on-climate/
http://daraint.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/CVM-exec-sum-01072011.pdf

An analysis of the Gunns failure–a failure to respect process:
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/tasmanias-divisive-timber-mill-project-reduced-the-mighty-gunns-to-a-pulp-20120927-26o0f.html

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