Resources Article

Resources Magazine: 183

Jun 13, 2013



  • Crowdsourcing Environmental Science and Reporting
    Panelists at the February First Wednesday Seminar discussed how perceptions about climate change are shaped today, focusing on new efforts like iSeeChange, a major public media project that combines environmental reporting, local community engagement, and crowdsourcing.
  • The Obligations of Environmental Stewardship
    In special lectures to commemorate RFF’s 60th anniversary, Kenneth Arrow and Thomas Schelling examined humankind’s influence on the environment, focusing on philosophical, ethical, and strategic issues, such as the risk and promise of geoengineering.
  • Green Infrastructure: Investing in Nature to Build Safer Communities
    Anna Brittain​
    A suite of new research at RFF shows how nature’s “green” infrastructure can be a cost-effective substitute for the pipes, dams, levees, and treatment plants traditionally used to control flooding, purify and store water, and reduce urban stormwater runoff.
  • The Controversy over US Coal Exports
    Joel Darmstadter​
    Foreign demand for coal could provide a lifeline for the flagging US coal industry, but political and environmental concerns threaten to forestall that prospect. Do the opposing arguments hold merit?
  • How Should Benefits and Costs Be Discounted in an Intergenerational Context?
    Maureen Cropper​
    A distinguished group of economists convened at RFF to advise policymakers on how the benefits and costs of regulations should be discounted for projects that affect future generations.
  • Whither Markets for Environmental Regulation?
    In a special RFF policy symposium, Dallas Burtraw, Art Fraas, Margaret Walls, and Len Shabman draw lessons from the few successful and many unsuccessful attempts to incorporate market-based approaches in the regulation of air pollution, water quality, and land development.
  • Sizing Up the Energy-Efficiency Gap
    Kristin Hayes
    New RFF research provides insight into the decades-old puzzle of why consumers fail to invest in seemingly cost-effective, energy-efficient technologies.