Rich people’s aversion to flood risk results in poor people living in the most vulnerable locations poverty. Pro-poor flood risk management policies could have a significant impact on inequality.
legislation & regulations
New Standards Spur Water Utilities to Improve Compliance
Although American water utility companies take time to modify procedures and technologies in response to new quality requirements, ultimately it reduces the rate at which they violate standards.
Chile’s Glacier Protection Law Needs Grounding in Sound Science
In the works for more than a decade, proposed legislation to protect glacial and permafrost environments in Chile suffers from uncertainties and omissions that could sow conflict instead of solutions.
Below Aging U.S. Dams, a Potential Toxic Calamity
Documents suggest that in more than 80 U.S. locations, the failure of an aging dam could flood a major toxic waste site.
Planning and Planting Future Forests with Climate Change in Mind
The climate is warming too fast for some trees to catch up. Planting seeds from warmer regions can bolster future forests, but that requires a significant shift in forestry practice.
Chasing Carbon Unicorns
According to a new report, net zero targets many governments are pursuing are distractions from the urgent need to drastically reduce carbon emissions.
What a New Executive Order Means for Curbing Methane Emissions
Biden’s executive order calling for consideration of new methane regulations comes on the heels of a new global analysis of the fuel’s impact on climate change.
Cover Crops, Sensors, and Food Security
Forward-Thinking Ideas for the USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda
Scientists Are Primed for Poll Positions
Scientists and science communicators can lend their expertise to a growing shortage of poll workers in the United States.
Affordable Clean Energy Rule Threatens Progress of Clean Air Act
The scientific community must act to minimize the adverse air quality and health impacts of relaxed EPA regulation.