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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

February 15, 2019 Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks

Source: CNN

More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new...

February 15, 2019 Common weed killer glyphosate increases cancer risk by 41%, study says

Source: CNN

Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world's most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says.

February 14, 2019 Some Foods Really Are Linked With a Higher Rate of Death, Study Finds

Source: Science Akert

Food is full of chemicals and always has been. After all, everything is chemicals. But modern 'ultraprocessed' food is something else again – and new research suggests it could be more harmful than we suspect.

Research & Insights

February 13, 2019 THIS SCARY MAP SHOWS HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WILL TRANSFORM YOUR CITY

Source: Wired

THE CENTRAL CONTRADICTION of climate change is that it is at once the most epic problem that our species has ever faced yet it is largely invisible to the average human

February 12, 2019 Environment in multiple crises - report

Source: BBC

Politicians and policymakers have failed to grasp the gravity of the environmental crisis facing the Earth, a report claims.

February 11, 2019 Doomsday prediction for surging tides was WRONG: Study claims ice-cliffs of Antarctica will be responsible for just a 6-inch boost in sea levels - SEVEN times less than previously thought (but it will still cause 'climate chaos')

Source: Daily Mail

Predictions of an imminent and catastrophic surge in sea levels were incorrect and overestimated, a new study has found.

Commentary & Opinion

January 23, 2019 Viewpoint: GMO crops are key to sustainable farming—why are some scientists afraid to talk about them?

Source: Genetic Literary Project

Sustainable intensification. . .comprises agricultural processes or systems in which production is maintained or increased while progressing toward substantial enhancement of environmental outcomes. It incorporates these...

January 22, 2019 The Importance Of The Renewables And Alternative Energy Sector To The Sustainable Development Goals

Source: Forbes

In this post I will analyze the importance of the renewable resources and alternative energy sector. It’s overall score is 23.8—compared to 36.0 for food and beverage, 32.6 for healthcare, 30.4 for extractives and mineral...

January 18, 2019 Why Pipeline Opposition Undermines Environmental Progress and Safety

Source: Forbes

Pipelines have been quietly providing most of the energy used in America on a daily basis for nearly a century. That is, until most recently. In recent years small, yet very vocal groups of environmentalists have argued pipelines...


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