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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

January 22, 2018 FDA's anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes – and save Big Tobacco

Source: World Herald

WASHINGTON — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete — that only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That’s the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully...

January 22, 2018 Greenpeace Slams Coca-Cola Plastic Announcement as ‘Dodging the Main Issue’

Source: EcoWatch

Friday Greenpeace criticized Coca-Cola's new global plastics plan for failing to address the urgency of ocean plastic pollution

January 22, 2018 Flu season getting worse, as illness has 'lot more steam' than expected

Source: Fox News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the flu that is blanketing every state except Hawaii is growing more intense and deadly. So far this season, the flu has claimed the lives of at least 30 children, according to...

Research & Insights

January 22, 2018 Earth’s Internal Heat Melting Greenland’s Ice Sheets, Sending Glaciers Into The Sea

Source: International Business Times

At a time when polar ice caps and glaciers around the world are already threatened by the effects of climate change, which has been exacerbated by human activity, scientists have found evidence of another factor — an entirely...

January 9, 2018 New NOAA Report Shows 2017 Was the Costliest Year on Record for US Disasters

Source: ucsusa.org

Today NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center released its yearly report on “billion-dollar weather and climate disasters” that affected the US in 2017. Not surprisingly, the numbers were staggering.

December 29, 2017 EARTH MIGHT GO THROUGH A MINI ICE AGE DURING THE NEXT DECADES (STUDY)

Source: The Monitor Daily

a team of researchers from Northumbria University discovered that a wave of coldness might soon hit our planet. This means it’s possible that Earth might pass through a mini ice age period, when main rivers could get frozen.

Commentary & Opinion

November 20, 2017 Bloomberg View: Germany needs to stop burning so much coal

Source: Watertown Daily Times

By 2020, according to an analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, this should triple the price of carbon to 24 euros a ton — high enough to push all European countries away from coal. If Merkel acts on the proposal to...

October 16, 2017 Op-Ed: Studies show hydraulic fracturing is safe – in Texas and all over the country

Source: MRT.Com

Ms. Leeder’s claim that “long-term studies on the impact” of hydraulic fracturing on water systems “are not available at this time” is simply not true. Researchers have investigated that topic for years, and their studies...

September 7, 2017 Climate, Power, Money And Sorrow: Lessons Of Hurricane Harvey

Source: NPR

But in the wake of Hurricane Harvey we can now see what climate change is really about. It was never about clever arguments but, instead, something much more elemental: power, money and human suffering.


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