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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
About 75 per cent of emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific region suffer from low levels of water security, with millions still living without safe water supplies and sanitation facilities, according to a study published this...
May 22, 2013 Manhattan to see more killer heat waves
Grist - Climate change is expected to boost homicidal heat waves in Manhattan, while cold snaps in the densely packed borough should become slightly less deadly. Researchers from Columbia University and the Chinese îCenter...
May 22, 2013 World must face up to climate-driven disasters: UN
Space Daily - The world needs to wake up to the risk of a spike in natural disasters linked to climate change and strive to find ways to cut the human and economic cost, the United Nations warned on Tuesday. "We live in a time of...
Research & Insights
May 17, 2013 The hottest North American shale plays
Resource Investor - Taken as a whole, shale plays may disappoint investors, with the exception of a few key plays like the Marcellus, the Eagle Ford and a few others. Rates of return may not meet expectations and some companies...
May 13, 2013 Study: Climate change will cut habitats by 2080Source: USA Today
Climate change leaves many plants and animals only a few decades to adjust. A study warns that losses of living space will afflict plants and animals worldwide, raising extinction worries.
Source: LA Times
WASHINGTON — Climate change may increase the risk of extreme rainfall in the tropics and drought in the world's temperate zones, according to a new study led by NASA.
Commentary & Opinion
May 20, 2013 Energy Exports Are Good!Source: Joe Nocera, NY Times
What first caught my eye was the op-ed article in The Wall Street Journal. Published in late February, it was written by Andrew N. Liveris, the chairman and chief executive of the Dow Chemical Company. Liveris, an Australian, has...
Sacramento Bee - DearEarthTalk: I hear the term "greenwashing" a lot these days but am still not sure exactly what it means. Can you enlighten' - Ruth Markell, Indianapolis, Ind. In essence, greenwashing involves falsely...
April 25, 2013 By 2023, a Changed World in EnergySource: NY Times
If you could close your eyes for just a moment like Rip Van Winkle, and blink them open in 2023, you might see a very different energy world. Electric cars may be popular. Solar energy could be cheap enough that millions of...
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