Mountain West News Bureau: "Wildfire Experts Talk Solutions as Risk Grows for Homeowners in the Wildland-Urban Interface"
A radio story aired by public radio stations across the American West details some insights from a mid-October RFF Live panel discussion on wildfire risk and resilience.
A panel of experts weighed the benefits and challenges of living near wildlands and how best to prosper in these spaces prone to wildfire on Oct. 12 as part of a new webinar series.
The nonprofit research group Resources for the Future hosted the panel as part of its "Sparking Solutions" series on meeting the growing threat of wildfires. They discussed mitigating fire risk at home, home insurance, the need for better communication with homeowners living in the wildland-urban interface, or WUI, and how towns can put this information into practice.
RFF Live — Oct 12, 2022
Sparking Solutions: Reducing Risk at the Wildland-Urban Interface
On Wednesday, October 12, Resources for the Future (RFF) hosted the second RFF Live event in the “Sparking Solutions” webinar series, where we discussed the benefits and challenges of addressing the WUI problem.
On the Issues — Mar 24, 2023
On the Issues: Hydrogen Tax Credits, IPCC Report, and More
A biweekly newsletter connecting global current events, pressing climate and energy policy news, and economics research from RFF scholars. This week: hydrogen tax credits, IPCC report, and more
Common Resources — Mar 16, 2023
How Do Wildfires Affect Local Economies?
Wildfires are becoming more common, yet few studies explore the effects of fires on local economies. New research from RFF scholars Margaret Walls and Matthew Wibbenmeyer investigates how wildfires affect employment growth rates in nearby communities.