How climate change and other human actions have combined to create conditions for explosive wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington state.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: public-health climate-change risk california-wildfires insurance california wildfires oregon land-use wood-smoke essential-reads washington-state
Is your neighborhood raising your coronavirus risk? Redlining decades ago set communities up for greater danger
Neighborhood characteristics like pollution from busy roads, widespread public transit use and lack of community-based health care are putting certain communities at greater risk from COVID-19.
May 26, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: health public-health cities covid-19 coronavirus pollution transport insurance population discrimination commuting urban community
Reopening state economies too soon risks a second wave of the pandemic, and a surge in medical costs. Anyone who pays insurance premiums and taxes will be picking up the tab.
May 4, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus economics health-care-costs insurance economy hospitals us-economy
A new study estimates that mangroves prevent over $65 billion in damage from coastal storms every year, and says mangrove protection should be funded in the same way as infrastructure like seawalls.
March 10, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: climate-change insurance hurricanes aquaculture coasts mangroves tropical-storms ecosystem-services coastal-defences coastal-development
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