Chapter 1: A Framework For Twenty-First-Centery Commerce
1. Commodities Rise to Two-Year High as Cotton Jumps to Record, Cocoa Gains
2. Good Year for Farmers Making Solar Power
3. Cancer Health Effects of Pesticides; Systematic Review
4. This Bonus Season on Wall Street, Many See Zeros
5. Thai Floods Catapult Seagate into Hard Drive Market Lead
6. Toyota Cuts Annual Profit Forecast by 54% After Thai Floods Disrupt Output
7. Triclosan Facts
8. Triclosan (Endocrine Disruptor)
9. Activist Group Wants Ban on Triclosan, Chemical Found in Personal
10. High-Performance Computing Act of 1991
11. Keith Perine, “The Early Adopter—Al Gore and the Internet—Government Activity,” The Industry Standard, October 10, 2000.
Chapter 2: Environmental Debt
2. The Truth about Green Jobs (A Case Study)
3. Jobs in Renewable Energy Expanding
4. Las Vegas Running Out of Water Means Dimming Los Angeles Lights
5. Yuba County Agencies Expect to Shake Federal Voting Rights Act Oversight
6. Game Over for the Climate
7. Canadian Oil Sands
8. Cost of War
9. A $2 Trillion Bet on Powering America
Expert Credibility in Climate Change
10. Apple Leaves U.S. Chamber over Its Climate Position
11. Climate Change Compounds Global Security Threat, British Admiral Says
12. The July 16, 1975 issue of the trade magazine Chemical Weekly quoting the chair of the board of DuPont, manufacturer of ozone-depleting compounds.
13. The State of American Business 2010
14. In a letter to the editor of the Charleston (WV) Gazette, dated October 30,2009.
15. Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, as quoted at GreenBiz.com SmartBrief on Sustainability on August 20, 2012.
16. Offshore Wind Power Line Wins Backing
17. Data Centers and Renewable Energy
18. How Much Electricity Does Google Consume Each Year?
Chapter 3: The Quest for True Profits
1. PUMA and PPR HOME Announce First Results of Unprecedented Environmental Profit & Loss Account
2. KPMG Report—Accounting and Financial Reporting Quarterly Update
3. United Nations Environment Programme
4. Putting a Price on Nature: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity
5. 100% Recycled Bathroom Tissue
6. Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
7. Head of GOP Solyndra Probe Rebuffs Push for Nuke Loan Inquiry
8. U.S. Solar Industry Grew by 109% in 2011
9. Campaign by Fidelity
10. Beating the Coming Water Shortage
11. World Charter for Nature
12. N. Stern, “Stern Review on The Economics of Climate Change” (prepublication edition), Executive Summary (London: HM Treasury, London).
13. Stern: Climate Change a Market Failure
14. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity
15. The Annual Environmental Report: Measuring and Reporting Environmental Performance (Copenhagen: Price Waterhouse,1995).
16. One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy
17. Global Reporting Initiative
18. International Organization for Standardization
19. Integrated Reporting
20. SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance on Disclosure Related to Business or Legal
Chapter 4: Courage: High Risk, High Reward
1. Union of Concerned Scientists
2. Eating up the Amazon
3. Cargill’s View on the Greenpeace Report: Eating Up the Amazon
4. The emphasis is McDonald’s.
5. 10 Questions: CR Leaders Corner: Bob Langert,” Accountability, May 1, 2012
6. The Baia Mare Gold Mine Cyanide Spill: Causes, Impacts and Liability
7. Baia Mare Cyanide Spill
8. Resource Efficiency
9. Jared Diamond. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies(New York: W. W. Norton, 1997).
10. 4 Rare Earth Elements That Will Only Get More Important
11. Malaysia Protests Rare Earth Processing Plant
12. What Are ‘Rare Earths’ Used For?
13. In 2012, a Montana court finally ruled against the mine’s approval.
14. In Wake of Dispatches Expos, Jewellery Customers Want to Avoid Dirty Gold
15. U.S. Oil and Mining Companies Must Disclose Payments
16. Wal-Mart Chairman: How We Came to Embrace Sustainability
17. The Greening of Wal-Mart
18. Walmart Eliminates More than 80 Percent of Its Waste in California That Would Otherwise Go to Landfills
19. Top 10 Ways Walmart Made a Difference in 2011
20. Two Thought-provoking Perspectives on the Crisis of Capitalism
21. Reducing Deforestation through Sustainable Supply Chains
22. Danger in the Air: Unhealthy Air Days in 2010 and 2011
23.Lee Iacocca, executive vice president of Ford Motor Company, in 1970, on why the government shouldn’t regulate airborne contaminants that are hazardous to human health, from The New Republic, “Women’s Suffrage and Other Visions of Right-Wing Apocalypse.”
24. Decision of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Regarding Suspension of the 1975 Auto Emission Standards, Part 1
25. Cleaning America’s Air—Progress And Challenges
26. “Empirical Evidence Regarding the Effects of the Clean Air Act on Jobs and Economic Growth,” Committee of Energy and Commerce,
27. NEPA to CERCLA: The Clear Air Act: A Commitment to Public Health
28. The July 16, 1975, issue of the trade magazine Chemical Weekly quoted the chair of the board of DuPont
29. The Ozone Hole History
30. Reinsurance Association of America
31. Technical Summary Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
32. HFCs and Other F-gases: The Worst Greenhouse Gases You’ve Never Heard Of
33. Ice Cream Cabinets Using Hydrocarbon Refrigerant from Technology Concept to Global Rollout
Chapter 5: Moving Beyond Fossil Fuels: The Public, Private and Individual Sectors
1. The Operational and Strategic Rationale Behind the U.S. Military’s Energy Efforts
2. Google Continues Renewable Energy Focus with Wind Power Deal for Oklahoma Data Center
3. Greenpeace Upgrades Apple on ‘Coal-free’ Promise
5. Coal Industry Sheds Jobs, Leaving Eastern Kentucky Economy in Tatters
6. Nuclear Engineering International
7. The Secret to Solar Power
8. German Solar Power Plants
9. EU Wind Capacity Hits 100 Gigawatt Mark—Industry
10. The California Solar Initiative—CSI
11. National Solar Jobs Census 2011
12. Has Blazing a Trail in Solar Energy Cost California Too Much?
13. California Solar Initiative—Annual Program Assessment California Public Utilities Commission, June 2012.
14. Pace Now
15. Solar Power’s Greenhouse Emissions Measured
16. Duke Energy Customers Owe $2.5 Billion-plus for Edwardsport Plant
17. Standby Power
18. “Levelized Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook 2011,” Report of the U.S. Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy, January 23, 2012.
19. If Chicago Ditches ComEd, Those Still With Utility Would Pay More Experts
20. Inside Lines
21. Energy & Environment
22. National Top 50
23. Hey, Look, a Republican Who Cares About Climate Change!
24. UNEP FI Global Roundtable
25. According to Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, U.S. military spending on renewable energy programs, including conservation measures, will increase steadily over the next twelve years, reaching almost $1.8 billion in 2025.
26. Tax Credit in Doubt, Wind Power Industry Is Withering
28. Progress Report 2012: Economy
29. Japan Cabinet Approves Plan to Exit Nuclear Energy
30. Trend Forecaster Paints Grim Picture
31. Guy Chazan, Total Warns Against Oil Drilling in the Arctic Financial Tmes, September 25, 2012
32. Considering the Real Costs of Our Energy Economy
33. The Hidden Cost of Our Oil Dependence
34. More Bikes Sold than Cars in Italy for the First Time Since WW2
35. The Bicycle Dividend
36. India’s Blackout Exposes Choice Between Water & Electricity
37. Spending on New Renewable Energy Capacity to Total $7 Trillion Over Next 20 Years
38. The $20 Trillion Carbon Bubble: Interview with John Fullerton, Part One
39. Andrew Winston gives thanks to climate überblogger Joe Romm for uncovering this data from the Energy Information Agency in his blog
40. Germany Is Showing the World How to Become a Renewable Energy Powerhouse
Chapter 6: Extreme Weather and the Food/Water/Energy Nexus
1. Nightmare in New York City; Michael Moore Weighs In
2. New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones
3. It’s Global Warming, Stupid
4. Selected Significant Climate Anomalies and Events September 2012
5. Why So Wild?
6. Weather Gone Wild
7. Press Release: North America Most Affected by Increase in Weatherrelated Natural Catastrophes
8. Munich Re calculates 2011 total weather disaster losses at nearly $150 billion.
9. Exxon and Shell Earnings, Hurt by Natural Gas, Are Helped by Refining
20 Most Profitable Companies
10. Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds
11. As Biofuel Demand Grows, So Do Guatemala’s Hunger Pangs
12. HSBC: Is There Enough Water to Fuel China’s Power Expansion?
13. Water Hungry Coal
14. Secretary Clinton Calls for Cooperation on Shared Waters
15. Water Security: The Water-Energy-Food-Climate Nexus
Chapter 7: The Cutting Edge of Innovation: In the Lab, the Executive Suite, the Halls of Congress and the Patent Office
1. What Do You Mean by the Term Biomimicry?
3. How to Clean Five Billion Pounds of Carpeting: Interface
4. Photosynthesis: Cooke’s koki’o
5. Biomimicry: HVAC Inspired by Termites
6. Better Place
7. Better Place Focus
8. Better Place Takes First Step In China
9. Waste and Recycling Facts
11. Recycling and Waste
12. Study: Recycling Cost Overstated
14. Fecal Fest: 2012 Fall Fecal Fest
16. Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
17. Thieves Seek Restaurants’ Used Fryer Oil
18. How 20 Popular Websites Looked When They Launched
19. Patent Pools: A Solution to the Problem of Access in BiotechnologyPatents?
20. Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Ten Facts About Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins’Mission
22. Chip Makers Join DoCoMo in Smartphone Venture
23. Draft decision -/CP.15, Proposal by the President, Copenhagen Accord
24. SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance on Disclosure Related to Business or Legal Developments Regarding Climate Change
Chapter 8: Why Don’t We? A Transition Agenda
1. Natural Resource Conflict