Environmental Risk

Burning Up: California’s Wildfires Increase Risks

Burning Up: California’s Wildfires Increase Risks

Increased wildfire activity in California in 2017 and 2018 has underscored the importance of prevention strategies.

 
New Technologies for Wildfire Preparedness

New Technologies for Wildfire Preparedness

Technology has begun to play a larger role in managing wildfire risks by providing new tools to enhance proven mitigation strategies.

 
The Surprising Toll of Invasive Species

The Surprising Toll of Invasive Species

Non-native plants and animals can cause billions of dollars in damage every year.

 
The Risks of High-Tech Trash

The Risks of High-Tech Trash

As technology use grows ­throughout the world, companies are ­increasingly at risk for costly ­penalties over their handling of ­electronic waste.

 
Environment, Cyberrisk Top WEF Risk Predictions

Environment, Cyberrisk Top WEF Risk Predictions

The World Economic Forum forecasts the most important global risks for 2018 and beyond.

 
The Environmental Impact of Hurricanes

The Environmental Impact of Hurricanes

Managing the risks associated with severe weather events, including the immediate and latent pollution unleashed by natural disasters, is a huge challenge.

 
Is Environmental Regulation Dead?

Is Environmental Regulation Dead?

Even in the current political climate, environmental laws and regulations may not necessarily be relics of the past.

 
Notepad: Risk in Review – November

Notepad: Risk in Review – November

The Las Vegas massacre, Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico, and more.

 
Notepad: Risk in Review – October

Notepad: Risk in Review – October

The impact of Harvey and Irma, an earthquake in Mexico, Equifax’s data breach, and more.

 
Notepad: Risk in Review – September

Notepad: Risk in Review – September

Hackers extort HBO, Kanye West v. Lloyd’s, voting machine flaws exposed, and more.

 
European Forecast Heats Up

European Forecast Heats Up

The summer heat wave in southern Europe may be a sign of the fatal weather extremes to come.

 
Contingency Planning for Environmental Spills

Contingency Planning for Environmental Spills

Proper management can control the regulatory and financial risks of hazardous material releases.

 
Oroville Dam Highlights Infrastructure Risks

Oroville Dam Highlights Infrastructure Risks

The near-collapse of a California dam underlines the perils of decaying infrastructure.

 
Only Humans Can Prevent Wildfires

Only Humans Can Prevent Wildfires

A study of wildfires in the United States found that the number of blazes caused by humans is much higher than previously believed.

 
Notepad: Risk in Review – March

Notepad: Risk in Review – March

Dodd-Frank in the crosshairs, billion-dollar weather, the least corrupt countries and more.