Saltwater Intrusion and Coastal Climate Adaptation: Building Community Resilience

Saltwater intrusion induced by climate change presents an explicit threat to the Earth’s coastal regions. How can communities best adapt to the risks for agriculture and ecosystems?

How Do Homeowners Value Flood Insurance? Examining a Troubling Contradiction

Understanding how homeowners think about flood insurance can help lawmakers consider reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program aimed at protecting the most vulnerable populations.

Does Repealing BLM’s 2016 Methane Rule Pass a Cost–Benefit Test?

Considering both global and domestic estimates of the social cost of methane paints a more comprehensive picture about the costs and benefits of BLM’s methane waste prevention rule.

The Benefits of Flexible Policy Design: US Energy Conservation Standards for Appliances

Introducing regulatory compliance flexibility could reduce consumer prices for appliances and compliance costs for manufacturers, as well as increase choices in the market while achieving important efficiency gains.

Beyond the Marketplace: Leisure in a Changing Climate

How will climate change impact outdoor recreation? RFF’s Casey Wichman discusses work examining data from 27 million recreational bike-share trips across 16 North American cities.

How Does Employment in US Manufacturing Respond to Lower Natural Gas Prices?

Previous research points to a link between lower US natural gas prices and employment in the manufacturing sector. But this relationship may not be as strong as once thought, which could have policy implications for US exports of natural gas.

Smart Solutions for Complex Policy Questions

RFF experts are exploring possibilities for state and regional carbon pricing policies, developing adaptation strategies for coastal ecosystems, and examining household demand for flood insurance.

Fleet Vehicles and US Fuel Economy: How Do Fuel Prices Affect Vehicle Purchase Decisions for Big Buyers?

New insight on how consumers adjust purchase decisions when gas prices change can help predict how policy shifts will impact overall US vehicle fuel efficiency and GHG emissions.