Environmental Risk

Big Easy Resilience

Big Easy Resilience

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans navigates the road to recovery.

 
Climate Change and its Impact on the Insurance Industry

Climate Change and its Impact on the Insurance Industry

Given that severe weather always has been a driver of property and casualty claims, it is no surprise that the insurance industry is carefully considering the impact of climate change.

 
The Insurance Industry Responds to Climate Change Risk

The Insurance Industry Responds to Climate Change Risk

For insurers, the climate change debate is quickly becoming irrelevant as potentially catastrophic threats demand taking the subject very seriously.

 
Thirsty Business

Thirsty Business

Organizations increasingly adopt water management strategies to control costs and combat the looming threat of scarcity.

 
Lightning Strikes on the Rise?

Lightning Strikes on the Rise?

By 2100, scientists predict lightning strikes in the continental United States will increase by 50%.

 
Coming to a Head

Coming to a Head

Water scarcity has forced American breweries to implement sustainability measures.

 
Mother Nature’s Red Tape

Mother Nature’s Red Tape

Inconsistent environmental liability regulations can create confusion for international businesses.

 
West Virginia Spill Reveals Lax Regulation

West Virginia Spill Reveals Lax Regulation

A chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water for thousands of residents prompts regulatory scrutiny.

 
Sinkholes in the Sunshine State

Sinkholes in the Sunshine State

Florida is being swallowed whole from below—but there is more that can be done to predict and prepare.

 
Vapor Intrusion Cases in the News

Vapor Intrusion Cases in the News

A few real-life cases help show that vapor intrusion risk may be more than theoretical.

 
The Toxic Threat of Vapor Intrusion

The Toxic Threat of Vapor Intrusion

Contaminated vapors are seeping into commercial and residential properties nationwide. Buyer beware.

 
States Unprepared for Future Water Issues

States Unprepared for Future Water Issues

A mere nine states have taken proactive measures to combat the water-related impacts of climate change.

 
Bad Buzz for Bats

Bad Buzz for Bats

Your parents may have taught you about the birds and the bees, but what about the bats?

 
Climate Change and the Building Envelope

Climate Change and the Building Envelope

As the climate changes, so do the rules for contractors.

 
The Global Food Crisis

The Global Food Crisis

Environmental legend Lester Brown discusses what he now believes may be society’s weak link.