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 […]

Sustainable business news & articles April 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/us/uranium-mines-dot-navajo-land-neglected-and-still-perilous.html?_r=1&hpw Uranium mines on indigenous land in the US. http://theconversation.edu.au/rapid-warming-in-se-australia-challenges-plans-to-adapt-gradually-6076   Step-wise change may indicate more rapid base-line effects on rainfall and temperature in SE Australia. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/02/technology/apple-presses-its-suppliers-to-improve-conditions.html?_r=1&hp   Apple’s new CEO putting attention on the supply chain and on labour conditions in China. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/08/indian-tribe-avatar-supreme-court  A landmark case on indigenous rights and mining before the Indian Supreme Court. http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/what-happens-when-all-the-wells-run-dry-20120409-1wl3a.html  […]

Comment on the MDBA ‘consultation’ process

I have posted a comment on Crikey’s piece, “Not a match in sight at the final round of MDBA meetings”.  I am very critical of the MDBA’s community engagement process, as outlined in this comment. http://blogs.crikey.com.au/rooted/2012/04/16/not-a-match-in-sight-at-the-final-round-of-murray-darling-meetings/#comment-8818

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 […]