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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
March 7, 2014 Warming Europe set for downpours and droughts
THE CONVERSATION - The three year climate study by 27 different institutions reveals the continent could see average temperatures rise by 1 to 5C by the end of the century - higher than calculations made by the United...
March 7, 2014 World to face water scarcity by 2050
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While watching the turmoil in Ukraine unfold, you may feel as though it has little to do with the United States, but the conflict is stirring a contentious debate in Europe over a topic familiar to many Americans: fracking. Much...
Research & Insights
March 5, 2014 Report: Fracking likely to exacerbate water shortages
Boulder Weekly - Itâs a bad combination, according to a recent report issued by îCeresî, a nonprofit devoted to promoting corporate responsibility and îsustainabilityî leadership. The report,...
February 14, 2014 China smog makes capital “barely suitable” for living – reportSource: Reuters
Severe pollution in Beijing has made the Chinese capital “barely suitable” for living, according to an official Chinese report, as the world’s second-largest economy tries to reduce often hazardous levels of smog caused by...
February 6, 2014 Report: Fracking raising water supply worriesSource: USA Today
The USA's domestic energy boom is increasing demands on water supplies already under pressure from drought and growing populations, a new report says. The water-intensive process used to extract oil and gas from shale underground...
Commentary & Opinion
Source: The Guardian
What does the phrase anthropogenic forcing mean to you? Or a carbon bubble – would you be more likely to find one in your bath or in your pension fund? Is the greenhouse effect a better way to grow tomatoes? And what is the...
March 6, 2014 An Obama Advisor Is Attacking Me for Testifying That Climate Change Hasn't Increased Extreme Weather
New Republic - Last Friday, the White House posted on its website a six-page criticism of me by the presidentâs science advisor, John Holdren, expanding on testimony he had given to Congress last week claiming that my views...
March 4, 2014 Water partnership programs and watershed responsibilities: Interview with Coke's Jeff Seabright
Eco-business - This feature news is part of Singapore International Water Weekâs (SIWW) series of one-on-one interviews with global water industry leaders, Conversations with Water Leaders. In this edition, Jeff Seabright,...
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