Sustainability and sustainable business news January 2013

World’s oldest fossil microbes in the Pilbara:
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/planets-oldest-fossils-found-in-pilbara-experts-say-20130101-2c3qs.html

Serious uncertainties on rate of ice melt:
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/fear-of-catastrophic-sealevel-rise-as-ice-sheets-melt-faster-than-predicted-8440277.html

Pacific bluefin tuna in trouble:
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/pacific-tuna-stocks-have-plummeted-scientists-warn/

Ian Lowe on the planetary future:
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/its-happening–just-like-climate-scientists-said-it-would-20130113-2cnej.html?rand=1358081216526

Social choices in Texas drought:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/us/texas-drought-pushes-lawmakers-to-focus-on-water-in-new-session.html?hpw

Research on the costs of climate delay:
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/fiddling-while-rome-burns–the-3trn-cost-of-climate-delay-8449863.html

Bill McKibben’s comment:
http://grist.org/climate-energy/beyond-baby-steps-analyzing-the-cap-and-trade-flop/#.UPRraSfyLvc.twitter

The rise of Andes quinoa farming and its consequences:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/14/quinoa-andes-bolivia-peru-crop

The decline of public housing in Australia:
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/too-many-lack-a-place-to-call-their-own-20130114-2cpo1.html?rand=1358157577332

A leadership gene?
http://www.theage.com.au/world/leadership-is-in-the-gene-say-scientists-20130116-2cs7c.html

Organic food worldwide: research and potential
http://www.worldwatch.org/achieving-sustainable-food-system-organic-farming

Problems with the design and siting of Australia’s marine parks:
http://theconversation.edu.au/australias-new-marine-protected-areas-why-they-wont-work-11469

China’s ETS on track for 2015:
http://theconversation.edu.au/carbon-trading-in-the-asian-century-chinas-ets-on-track-11438

Stiglitz on US inequality: a good analysis of the bigger economic picture:
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/inequality-is-holding-back-the-recovery/?hp

Perception and land use change in SE Australia:
http://theconversation.edu.au/do-you-see-what-i-see-rural-reactions-to-changing-land-use-11445

New versions of greenwash:
http://www.eco-business.com/press-releases/sustainability-goes-positive-but-whats-new/

Continuing child labour issues in Apple’s supply chain:
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/child-labour-uncovered-in-apples-suppliers-20130126-2ddio.html

Nicholas Stern updates his evaluation of climate change–more urgently:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/27/nicholas-stern-climate-change-davos

Nano-particles and medical research:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-tiniest-particles-that-may-be-a-threat-as-bad-as-asbestos-8468367.html

Effects of Yangtze dams: biodiversity and people
http://theconversation.edu.au/birds-dams-and-people-biodiversity-in-china-11768

Trading the environment for growth:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/25/david-cameron-eu-speech-environment

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