The links to articles from newspaper and magazine web sites that are given below are intended as a source of current information that will help research into development issues and they could also be used for the article analysis coursework that is part of the World Development A level course. No list is definitive and the intention is to develop this gradually as a resource for anybody interested in global development.
The articles are loosely categorized using the general headings in the text book but their content is often very broad.
http://climatechange.worldbank.org/climatechange/ - a comprehensive site for information about different approaches to climate change and regularly updated reports on global developments. It has a lot of technical detail and is a good source of information but it must be remembered that it is a World Bank web site and it reflects the attitude and opinions of that organisation.
http://rainforests.mongabay.com/1002.htm - the web site provides a very good source of regularly updated information on tropical rain forest, sustainable forest agriculture and forest conservation.
Short article from The Guardian on the possibility of a River Nile agreement – http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/may/13/nile-basin-deadline-egypt-sudan
A Simon Carrington article in The Guardian about serious water shortage issues and their potential impact in the Middle East –http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2011/may/19/water-climate-change
An article from Vanessa Baird in the New Internationalist about plans by the Ecuadorean government to stop oil extraction in forest areas in return for money from the international community – http://www.newint.org/features/2008/07/01/yasuni-keynote/
A follow-up article in New Internationalist from Esme McAvoy about progress on Ecuador’s plans to keep oil in the ground – http://www.newint.org/features/2011/04/01/yasuni/
An article from the Telegraph about the health and environmental impacts of GM soy crops in Paraguay – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/8391748/GM-soy-The-invisible-ingredient-poisoning-children.html
A New Internationalist article about the threat to food supplies posed by global soil depletion – http://www.newint.org/features/2008/12/01/soil-depletion/
A New Internationalist article about the problems caused by dam building and water supply issues in India – http://www.newint.org/columns/essays/2006/04/01/troubled/
A New Internationalist article that discusses alternative approaches to flood control other than ‘hard’ control methods – http://www.newint.org/features/special/2008/03/01/floods/
A New Internationalist article by an architect who discusses sustainable urban development – http://www.newint.org/features/2002/12/05/shine/
Article in The Independent in which Michael O’Leary, boss of Ryanair, denies that climate change exists http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/global-warming-it-doesnt-exist-says-ryanair-boss-oleary-2075420.html
An article in the New Internationalist about the benefits of promoting bicycles as a means of transport in developing cities – http://www.newint.org/features/special/2008/11/01/pedal-power/
An article by Jules Pretty in the New Internationalist about the benefits of sustainable agriculture – http://www.newint.org/features/2003/01/01/sustainable-agriculture/