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Subtopic: Risk Regulation 17 items found
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Shale Gas and Groundwater Contamination: Thoughts on a Recent Study
A recent article by Duke University researchers on methane contamination in drinking water wells in northeastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York has brought further attention to the risks to groundwater in areas exploited for shale gas.
America’s Nuclear Future: Q&A with RFF President Phil Sharp
RFF President Phil Sharp discusses how recent events in Japan might affect the development of nuclear energy in the United States.
Raising the Game to Reduce the Risks
One year after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, RFF’s Mark Cohen explains that much still needs to be done to ensure a safer future in deepwater drilling.
Who Bears the Long-Term Costs of Stricter Anti-Spill Policy?
It's not who you think, according to RFF Senior Fellow Timothy Brennan. In a new policy brief, he explains that the long-term costs of ratcheting up liability for oil spills like the recent tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico will be borne not primarily by companies involved in oil exploration.
Event: Extreme Weather and Climate Change
A panel of experts discusses how climate change will increase the risk of extreme weather events and the role of regulators, government, and the insurance industry in responding to this challenge. Video available
Rosina Bierbaum: The Changing Climate for Development
Watch a virtual presentation of Dr. Bierbaum's talk from last month's Hans Landsberg Lecture, in which she details the disproportionate impact of climate change on developing countries and their role in a low-carbon future.
Assessing the Growing Dangers of Tiny Things
Resources Magazine: Nanotechnology promises big benefits, but RFF’s Terry Davies says that governments lack the oversight needed to reduce health, social, and environmental risks.
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.
A Shopping List for America’s Riskiest Foods
Resources Magazine: Foodborne illness can be blamed on a surprisingly small number of foods and pathogens, according to a new study.
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.
New Ideas for Risk Regulation
A two-day conference co-sponsored by RFF and the Society for Risk Analysis looked at options for improving the regulation environmental, health, safety, and security risks.
Hurricanes, Risk, and Liability: Looking to Congress for Relief
Three legislative approaches are being considered to create effective public policies to deal with catastrophic natural disasters, such as large-scale hurricanes. An op-ed in the St. Petersburg Times by Roger Cooke and Carolyn Kousky examines the merits of each.
Fat Tails, Weather, and Risk Management
New papers assess the challenges posed by climate change to policy decisions, including risk estimates from severe weather and other natural disasters.
Global Compensation for Oil Pollution Damages
Senior Fellow James Boyd outlines why certain provisions of this act should be emulated by other countries.
Curbing Traffic Deaths in Developing Nations
Research Assistant Elizabeth Kopits and University Fellow Maureen Cropper contribute significantly to a new WHO/World Bank Report.
"The politics of American food safety"
The USDA was given a political blank check to impose new controls on the beef industry, after one domestic case of mad cow disease was discovered.
Food Safety Research Consortium
RFF and other leading research institutions begin their efforts to develop tools for a more science- and risk-based food safety system.
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