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Adeyeye, Adenike, James Barrett, Jordan Diamond, Lisa Goldman, John Pendergrass, and Daniel Schramm. 2009. "Estimating U.S. Government Subsidies to Energy Sources: 2002-2008." Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C. [PDF]

Bittman, Mark. 2011. "Don’t End Agricultural Subsidies, Fix Them." New York Times 1 March.

Bjureby, Erika, Mareike Britten, Irish Cheng, Marta Ka┼║mierska, Ernest Mezak, Victor Munnik, Jayashree Nandi, Sara Pennington, Emily Rochon, Nina Schulz, Nabiha Shahab, Julien Vincent, and Meng Wei. 2008. The True Cost of Coal. How people and the planet are paying the price for the world's dirtiest fuel. Greenpeace International, Amsterdam. [PDF]  

Clements, Benedict, et al. 2013. Energy Subsidy Reform: Lessons and Implications. International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C. [PDF

Cullen, Robert. 1993. "The True Cost of Coal." Atlantic December.

De Moor, André and Peter Calamai. 1997. Subsidizing Unsustainable Development: Undermining the Earth with Public Funds. Earth Council, Toronto. 

Gurian-Sherman, Doug. 2008. CAFOs Uncovered: The Untold Costs of Confined Animal Feeding Operations. Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, D.C. [PDF] [related video] [CAFO basics on Wikipedia

Harvie, Alicia and Timothy A. Wise. 2010. "Sweetening the Pot: Implicit Subsidies to Corn Sweeteners and the U.S. Obesity Epidemic." GDAE Policy Brief #09-01, February 2009. Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. [PDF]

Hecht, Susanna B. 1985. "Environment, Development and Politics: Capital Accumulation and the Livestock Sector in Eastern Amazonia." World Development 13(6):663-684. [PDF]

Hecht, Susanna B. 1993. "The Logic of Livestock and Deforestation in Amazonia." Bioscience 43(10):687-695. 

Hll, Anthony L. 2011. "Extractive Reserves: Building Natural Assets in the Brazilian Amazon." Working Paper #74. Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Khanna, Madhu, Amy Whritenour Ando, and Farzad Taheripour. 2008. "Welfare Effects and Unintended Consequences of Ethanol Subsidies." Review of Agricultural Economics 30(3):411-421.

Moor, Andre de and Cees van Beers. 2001. Public Subsidies and Policy Failure: How Subsidies Distort the Natural Environment, Equity and Trade and how to Reform Them. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, U.K.

Myers, Norman and Jennifer Kent. 2001. Perverse Subsidies: How Misused Tax Dollars Harm the Environment and the Economy. Island Press, Washington, D.C. [related paper by Myers (PDF)[related brief by Myers]

Newton, Peter. 2011. Opportunities for conservation and livelihoods in Amazonian extractive reserves. Ph.D. Dissertation, School of Environmental Sciences University of East Anglia, UK. [PDF]

Parry, Luke, Brett Day, Silvana Amaral and Carlos A. Peres. 2010. "Drivers of Rural Exodus from Amazonian Headwaters." Population & Environment 32(2-3):137-176. [PDF]  [abstract] [supplementary material (doc)]

Philpott, Tom 2010. "Why are we propping up corn production, again?" Grist 25 March.

Pretty, Jules N. 2008. "Agricultural Sustainability: Concepts, Principles and Evidence." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 363:447-465. [PDF

Ratner, Steven. 2011. "The great corn con." New York Times 24 June. 

Reisner, Marc. 1993. Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water. Penguin Books, New York. [related research news from Arizona State University]

Schoonover, Heather and Mark Muller. 2006. "Food without Thought: How U.S. Farm Policy Contributes to Obesity." Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Minneapolis. [PDF]  

Templet, Paul H. 1995. "Grazing the Commons: An Empirical Analysis of Externalities, Subsidies and Sustainability." Ecological Economics 12(2):141-159. [abstract]

van Beers, Cees and Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh. 2001. "Perseverance of Perverse Subsidies and their Impact on Trade and Environment." Ecological Economics 36(3):475-86. [abstract]

van Beers, Cees and Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh. 2009. "Environmental Harm of Hidden Subsidies: Global Warming and Acidification." Ambio 38(6):339-341.

Vera-Diaz, Maria del Carmen, Robert K. Kaufmann, and Daniel C. Nepstad. 2009. "The Environmental Impacts of Soybean Expansion and Infrastructure Development in Brazil’s Amazon Basin." Working Paper #09-05, May 2009, Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts.  [PDF]

Wise, Timothy A. 2010. "The True Cost of Cheap Food. The Globalisation of the Food Market Has Made Food Cheap, but Who Is Benefiting?" Resurgence 259(March/April).

Wise, Timothy A. 2011. "Mexico: The Cost of U.S. Dumping." NACLA Report on the Americas January/February:47-49. [PDF]

Yushi, Mao, Sheng Hong, and Yang Fuqiang. 2008. The True Cost of Coal. Climate Change and Energy Programme, WWF China, Beijing. [PDF] [2007 interview with Yang Fuqiang in The New York Times]

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