Overcrowding in National Parks: Seeing the Forest for the Trees with Better Data

US national parks face overcrowding and other issues that are complicated by data limitations. We tackled data from Recreation.gov to provide initial analysis of visitor use. 

Latest IPCC Report Sounds New Alarm on Global Climate Policy

A new IPCC report details urgency needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

The 3 Maps That Explain Residential Flood Insurance Purchases

US flooding disasters repeatedly show that most people at risk are not insured. New analysis of FEMA data sheds light on residential flood insurance purchases.

The Outdoor Recreation Economy and Public Lands

New numbers show outdoor recreation contributing to the US economy, but public lands that support that recreation face issues that need to be addressed.

Marking a Decade of Climate Cap-and-Trade Policy Leadership in RGGI

Ten years after its inaugural allowance auction, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) continues to play a leadership role in emissions cap-and-trade program design.

RFF, Sloan Foundation to Host Conference Exploring Energy Research Insights for Decisionmaking

In November 2018, Resources for the Future (RFF) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will cohost a conference in Washington, DC highlighting the need to examine energy and environment issues from multidisciplinary, systemic perspectives.

Why Europe Still Needs a Carbon Price Floor

EU reforms have strengthened its emissions trading system, but a price floor is still needed to safeguard its success.