New Internationalist books and publications

World Development book links: Environment & Development

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. - 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. - 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 –

A Simon Carrington article in The Guardian about serious water shortage issues and their potential impact in the Middle East –

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 –

A follow-up article in New Internationalist from Esme McAvoy about progress on Ecuador’s plans to keep oil in the ground –

An article from the Telegraph about the health and environmental impacts of GM soy crops in Paraguay –

A New Internationalist article about the threat to food supplies posed by global soil depletion –

A New Internationalist article about the problems caused by dam building and water supply issues in India –

A New Internationalist article that discusses alternative approaches to flood control other than ‘hard’ control methods –

A New Internationalist article by an architect who discusses sustainable urban development –

Article in The Independent in which Michael O’Leary, boss of Ryanair, denies that climate change exists

An article in the New Internationalist about the benefits of promoting bicycles as a means of transport in developing cities –

An article by Jules Pretty in the New Internationalist about the benefits of sustainable agriculture –