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Enterprise Risk Management News, Articles, Research – Accountability Central

In the beginning…there were the high-stakes / high-visibility crises events that are now part of corporate legend -- the ExxonValdez tanker oil spill in Alaskan waters (in resource-rich Prince William Sound) just as the fishing season got underway -- the deliberate poisoning of over-the-counter Tylenol pain relief pills, resulting in the tragic deaths of retail customers trusting in the product (the most recommended by physicians, it was said at the time). 

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October 31, 2014 Breathing Cleaner Air to Cost Americans on Utility Bills

Source: Bloomberg

U.S. electricity markets face years of higher prices as clean-air regulations shut more coal-fired power plants than earlier forecast, cutting supply and forcing producers to rely more on natural gas.

October 31, 2014 38 federal agencies reveal their vulnerabilities to climate change — and what they’re doing about it

Source: Washington Post

The Obama administration on Friday plans to publish a small library's worth of climate change documents, outlining 38 federal agencies' vulnerabilities to global warming and how they will address them -- as well as a separate and...

October 31, 2014 Gas wastewater likely triggered 2011 quake in Colorado: USGS

Source: Reuters

Underground disposal of wastewater from gas production likely triggered a moderate earthquake in Colorado in 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday in a study that may fuel debate over the impact of the U.S. energy...

Research & Insights

October 31, 2014 These Maps of California's Water Shortage Are Terrifying

Source: Mother Jones

Just how bad is California's water shortage? Really, really bad, according to these new maps, which represent groundwater withdrawals in California during the first three years of the state's ongoing and epochal drought:

October 28, 2014 2 million barrels of oil from BP spill may be on ocean floor

Source: The Economic Times

Almost two million barrels of oil from the disastrous 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be trapped in the ocean floor, a new study suggests

October 28, 2014 CNN poll: Voters are angry

Source: CNN

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new...

Commentary & Opinion

October 31, 2014 The future of energy in the EU

Energy Global - In March the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî called in its strongest ever terms for world leaders to cut carbon emissions to avert dramatic disruptions of natural ecosystems and human life....

October 29, 2014 EU Leaders Called Out For Lackluster Climate Change Package

Source: Triple Pundit

European leaders agreed to reduce greenhouse gases by 40 percent by 2030. Two targets of 27 percent were also agreed on: one for the market share of renewable energy and another for energy efficiency improvement. The renewable...

October 24, 2014 Food giants Cargill and General Mills believe in climate change. Will they defend themselves from it?

Source: Grist.org

When I think about companies like Cargill and General Mills, I don’t exactly imagine a den of climate hawks. So I’ve been surprised to see a string of announcements from food industry giants about their environmental initiatives....


Video Interview - October 2007 - Cablevision System - New York

Governance & Accountability Chairman, Hank Boerner interviewed by host Dr. Harvey Passes - Comments on emergency preparedness, protecting your home and family, business and other topics and concerns.

30 Minutes:  Click Here for Video

 The "Wei Ji" -- The Chinese pictograph (word) for crisis and opportunity.  It's often up to you which term should apply!

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