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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
July 29, 2014 General Mills sees the big picture on climate change
OXFAM Politics of Poverty - The company will also join the steering committee of îBusiness for Innovative Climate and Energy Policyî (BICEP), a leading advocacy coalition of businesses committed to working with policy...
July 29, 2014 Roadside Shrubs Could Sink Carbon PollutionSource: Scientific America
The land alongside the 4 million miles of U.S. public roadways, already being maintained by federal, state, and local governments, could be planted with vegetation that helps transfer carbon from the atmosphere into the soil,...
July 29, 2014 All wet: USA's top 10 cities for 'nuisance' flooding
USA Today - according to last year's Fifth Assessment Report by the United Nations' îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. Here are the 10 U.S. cities with the greatest percentage increases in "nuisance"...
Research & Insights
July 22, 2014 Sub-Saharan Africa's biggest oil producers in shadowy state deals with Swiss commodity traders - reportSource: Trust.org
Governments in sub-Saharan Africa are selling crude petroleum in shadowy deals worth hundreds of billions of dollars without publicly accounting for the money, according to a new report. A lack of transparency over staggering...
July 22, 2014 Beef toughest on environment, study saysSource: Columbus Dispatch
Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times as much...
July 15, 2014 Why Fracking And Other Disasters Are So Hard to Stop
OpEdNews - A new report offers compelling evidence that fracking for natural gas is killing domestic animals like horses, cattle, goats, and sheep. The dead animals provide a strong warning that fracking can harm humans --...
Commentary & Opinion
Heartlander Magazine - No actual proof, as it is understood in science, exists." Patrick Moore is critical of the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) for claiming "it is extremely likely" that...
July 23, 2014 Will 2014 be the hottest year on record?Source: The Guardian
After the hottest May and June ever recorded and with a looming El Niño predicted to cause global temperatures to spike, Karl Mathiesen, with your help, asks are we living through the hottest year since records began?
Live Science - Elliott Negin is the director of news and commentary at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS). UCS is a member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition, which includes nearly 400...
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