"California Governor Seeks to Protect Utilities From the Cost of Wildfires"View on New York Times website
"The breadth of the plan impressed scholars who work on the financial costs of catastrophes. 'They’ve teed up a number of policy options that, with some refinement and development, would be useful,' said Carolyn Kousky, executive director of the Wharton Risk Center. 'But I think they need some more details there.'”
Resources Radio — Sep 26, 2023
Learning How to Mitigate Heat in Schools, with V. Kelly Turner
V. Kelly Turner discusses the impacts of heat on students in US schools, design choices that can mitigate heat on school grounds, and funding sources for improving school infrastructure.
In Focus — Aug 30, 2023
In Focus: Carbon Emissions from Wildfire
This video shares insights about the record-breaking emissions from Canada’s wildfires and the implications for Canadian, US, and global emissions-reduction efforts, with RFF Fellow Matthew Wibbenmeyer.
Press Release — Aug 14, 2023
Western US Wildfire Smoke Costs $2.3 Billion per Year in Health Impacts and Lost Enjoyment
A new working paper, published by scholars at RFF and the University of Alaska Anchorage, finds that camping trips to public lands are worth $107 less on average if they are affected by wildfire smoke.