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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
Quartz - Given Cape Windâs troubles, âitâs really important that people understand that offshore (wind) is moving forward in the US and needs to move forward in the US,â îUnion of Concerned...
Source: Climate Progress
Pennsylvania’s new Governor Tom Wolf will sign an executive order Thursday banning the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in state parks and forests, the Associated Press reports.
January 30, 2015 Nuclear Power Needs to Double to Meet Warming Goal
POWER SOURCE - That conclusion is consistent with the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeîâs findings last year that global carbon dioxide emissions need to be capped at 450 parts per million in order to...
Research & Insights
January 30, 2015 Study flags carbon concern from melting glaciersSource: RTCC News
Researchers in the US have calculated that, thanks to climate change, melting glaciers will have spilled an extra 15 million tonnes of organic carbon into the seas by 2050. - See more at:...
January 30, 2015 Study: Climate change to bring more nasty La NinasSource: USA Today
Extreme La Niñas could become more frequent because of global warming, according to a study out this week in the British journal Nature Climate Change.
Source: NBC News
A newly published survey shows a significant opinion gap between professional scientists and the wider American public on issues in science ranging from climate change to genetically modified foods. But the results match up on at...
Commentary & Opinion
January 28, 2015 Why Obama's Drilling Plan Ignores America's Changing Energy RoleSource: Forbes
A few years ago, President Obama outlined an “all-the-above” energy strategy. These days, his strategy seems to be “do no harm.” The plan outlined today, which would open parts of the eastern seaboard to offshore drilling while...
January 28, 2015 Here’s How We Know Global Warming Made the Blizzard WorseSource: Wired
Manhattan may have gotten the wimpy end of Juno, but the storm chin-checked New England. Boston is buried in snow. Hurricane-force winds buffeted Nantucket. The storm surge may have permanently altered shorelines from New Haven,...
January 27, 2015 Why businesses should support the EPA's pollution rules
theguardian.com - As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, îsustainabilityî advocate îCeresî sets its sights on getting corporations to support proposed US power plant rules Coal fired plants, such as this...
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