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Subtopic: Disasters 17 items found
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Green Infrastructure: Using Natural Landscapes for Flood Mitigation and Water Quality Improvements
At a recent First Wednesday Seminar, RFF experts explored the concept of green infrastructure and examined its potential role in flood mitigation and environmental services programs. Event video and slides are now available.
Can States Allay Risks from Hurricanes and Earthquakes?
Insurance for damages from natural catastrophes provided by many states affords property owners coverage when they are unable to find it in the private market.
How Do You Put a Price on Ecological Damage from Marine Oil Pollution?
In the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill, attempts will be made to put an economic value on the ecological damage caused. How will this be done, and can we do a better job than in the past?
What Would Tighter Regulation on Deepwater Drilling Mean for Gas Prices?
Tightening U.S. safety standards would raise the price of a gallon of gas by less than a penny, while a total ban on deep sea drilling could raise prices by around 7 cents, according to a new RFF analysis by Stephen Brown.
A Primer on Oil Spill Liability Law
A complex landscape of damage costs, laws, and private and public interests will determine who pays, when, and how much.
Using Ecosystem Damages in Oil Spill Liability
Assessments of ecological damage would help put a price tag on the gulf coast oil spill, but scientific barriers may ground such efforts.
RFF and the 2010 Gulf Coast Oil Spill
With oil-related energy, liability, and regulatory issues again at the forefront, RFF research on these issues provides context and insight into future implications.
Assessing Risk via Expert Elicitation
Nature magazine highlights RFF Senior Fellow Roger Cooke’s use of expert elicitation, and recommends that it be used in gauging climate change risks.
Liability in the Space Business
If a privately owned rocket falls to the ground after being launched under government auspices, who pays for the damages? The answer to that question, which will influence the development of future commercial space enterprises, is explored by RFF researchers in a new discussion paper.
A New Approach to Reforming the National Flood Insurance Program
Commentary: Adding a federal community flood insurance option could increase coverage, spread risk, and lower premiums, says RFF resident scholar Leonard Shabman.
Insuring Against Catastrophe: A Feasible Goal?
Resources Magazine: Roger Cooke and Carolyn Kousky look at the variables involved in the increasing toll of natural disasters and suggest insurance strategies, practical building measures, and public policies to deal with risks from catastrophe.
Ecosystems and Climate: Managing Change
The challenges facing terrestrial ecosystems in a warming climate are daunting, according to an RFF Report that explores policies and perspectives on making nature more resilient in the face of climate stress.
Adaptation to Climate Change: Preserving Freshwater
Severe drought, flooding, and other extreme weather events are inevitable in a changing climate. A new RFF Report finds this will require the introduction of regional plans to ensure adequate supplies of freshwater for household use, irrigation, fisheries, and recreation.
Climate Change and Infrastructure: A Volatile Mix?
An RFF Report looks at how U.S. roads, telecommunications, coasts, electrical systems, and water supplies may be affected by changes in climate and suggests ways to prepare through policy choices.
Post-Katrina: Getting the Incentives and Priorities Right
Senior Fellow Kate Probst and Journalist-in-Residence J.W. Anderson argue that we need to rethink the Federal response to Katrina to make sure the right questions get asked, and the right decisions are made.
Managing Problems That Won't Go Away
The June First Wednesday Seminar explores the pitfalls encountered when applying familiar regulatory tools to issues like Yucca Mountain, cleanup of Department of Energy nuclear production facilities, and Superfund and discusses alternative approaches to policy design.
Sudden Catastrophic Change: Costing Out The Challenges of Preparing for the Worst
Judge Richard A. Posner, author of Overcoming Law and Catastrophe: Risk and Response, speaks at the March RFF First Wednesday Seminar.
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