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Environmental Social Governance, Environmental Protection, Environmental Sustainability

For the past four decades the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, Australia, and other developed nations have adopted sweeping environmental protection regulations to address the state of their air, water, soil and other natural resources, to protect human life and to protect and preserve the natural environment.  The imposition of environmental regulations on business, while having a steep price, has had the beneficial effect of reversing two centuries of the harmful effects of the Industrial Revolution.  And yet, despite all the progress, the work of protecting and preserving the Earth is never ending.  As the Industrial Revolution spreads to developed nations, there is ever more “environment work” to be addressed. 

The original movement to protect the Earth and its inhabitants in more recent times was the Conservation Movement, stretching back to the 1800s; then more recently came the Environmental Movement; and now we see the emerging global Sustainability Movement.  This section of Accountability Central is devoted to topics environmental, including news, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and more. 

 

News & Updates

September 2, 2015 Could A Carbon Tax Prevent The Catastrophic Consequences Of Climate Change That Obama Fears?

Source: Forbes

In recent days, President Obama has painted the risks of climate change in apocalyptic terms. Speaking in Anchorage, AK on Monday, Obama warned that without quick action to slow or reverse global warming, “entire nations will...

September 2, 2015 Six executives detained following latest factory explosion in China

Source: South China Morning Post

Six company executives have been detained after the firm's chemical factory exploded late on Monday night in Shandong province, killing one person just three weeks after catastrophic blasts in the port city of Tianjin .

September 2, 2015 Water will be clean in time for Games: Rio 2016 chief

Source: Reuters

The water quality at the Olympic sailing venue in Rio de Janeiro is a serious issue but will be resolved by the time the Games begin next year, Rio Organising Committee president Carlos Nuzman said on Tuesday.

Research & Insights

September 2, 2015 90 Percent of Seabirds Have Plastic in Their Stomachs

Source: Newsweek

By 2050, nearly all seabirds will have plastic in their stomachs. Already, 9 out of 10 of the birds have some of the substance in their digestive tracts. Such are the sobering conclusions of a study published August 31 in the...

September 2, 2015 This video from NASA shows just how much garbage has filled up our oceans

The Business Insider - The î??World Economic Forumî?? Blog is an independent and neutral platform dedicated to generating debate around the key topics that shape global, regional and industry agendas. Read the...

August 28, 2015 NASA research shows world sea levels rising unevenly

2KTUU - In 2013, the United Nations î??Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî?? issued an assessment that stated global sea levels would likely rise from 1 to 3 feet by the end of the century. According to Nerem,...

Commentary & Opinion

August 27, 2015 Arizonans, we need to take immediate action to avert a water crisis

Source: The State Press

To its credit, Arizona is one of the best-prepared states for drought in the nation. As early as 1980, the state legislature enacted policies to support water conservation and sustainable water supply. The state legislature has...

August 27, 2015 Paris climate talks are the shortest route to business stability

Source: GreenBiz

Our world has changed. So has our climate. Never has the necessity of building a sustainable world been so real and so urgent. But stepping into this reality should not evoke dark clouds as it is also an opportunity for hope

August 24, 2015 10 years later, New Orleans visit brings back horrors of Hurricane Katrina aftermath

Source: Daily News

NEW ORLEANS — Ten years ago, I sat in the rear of a 14-foot fiberglass fishing boat cruising through the foul-smelling black waters left behind by a hurricane named Katrina.


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