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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

October 22, 2019 Ocean acidification can cause mass extinctions, fossils reveal

Source: The Guardian

A key impact of today’s climate crisis is that seas are again getting more acidic, as they absorb carbon emissions from the burning of coal, oil and gas. Scientists said the latest research is a warning that humanity is risking...

October 22, 2019 India's Trilemma: Balancing energy security, access & sustainability

Source: Economic Times

India is being pragmatic about its energy use, looking for alternatives but not sacrificing energy consumption that's vital for a growing economy. Data from the World Energy Institute shows India scores 50 in sustainable energy,...

October 22, 2019 Exxon accused of misleading investors on climate change

Source: BBC

An unprecedented climate change lawsuit against American oil giant Exxon Mobil is set to go ahead in New York.

Research & Insights

October 8, 2019 Researchers find e-cigarettes cause lung cancer in mice in first study tying vaping to cancer

Source: CNBC

E-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, damaging their DNA and leading researchers at New York University to conclude that vaping is likely “very harmful” to humans as well.

October 3, 2019 Here's The Real Truth About That Confusing Red Meat Study

Source: Science Alert

The new study that everyone is talking about is actually more than one piece of research - researchers from across the world came together and conducted a series of 5 systematic reviews of the evidence, looking at the effects of...

September 25, 2019 PepsiCo Releases 2018 Sustainability Report Highlighting Progress and A Renewed Focus To Help Build A More Sustainable Food System

Source: PR Newswire

PURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) today published its 2018 Sustainability Report, outlining the company's progress against its sustainability goals and announcing a new purpose behind its...

Commentary & Opinion

September 24, 2019 Editorial: Climate Week 2019

Source: Advanced Science News

Today marks the beginning of Climate Week 2019, as well as this year’s UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit, and throughout this week, Advanced Science News will be posting themed feature articles from commentaries to...

July 25, 2019 Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months

Source: bbc

The climate math is brutally clear: While the world can't be healed within the next few years, it may be fatally wounded by negligence until 2020," said Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, founder and now director emeritus of the Potsdam...

July 18, 2019 Precision or persuasion? The science of communicating environmental crises

Source: The Hill

The reality is that media outlets are failing to cover, highlight and contextualize news about environmental crises, like climate change, in ways that support and build the capacity of readers to understand the issue and its...


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