Two important new special reports have just been published. In "The World's Lungs: Forests, and How to Save Them," The Economist magazine (Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2010) provides a 14 page report on why forests are disappearing while making the argument that the real value of forests must be taken into account as societies determine how best to manage them.
Meanwhile, the Financial Times has published about "Sustainable Business" in its Oct. 4, 2010, edition. Among other things, the Times' reports that "[S]ome companies are demonstrating that they understand shrinking natural resources will damage the bottom line."
Anyone interested in the relationship between natural resources, the environment, and sustainability will want to read both of these provocative new special reports.