Environmental Risk Archive

The Broadening Scope of Pollution Legal Liability Insurance

The Broadening Scope of Pollution Legal Liability Insurance

Now that pollution legal liability policies are widening the scope of potential coverage, issues of notice and disclosure are the likeliest flashpoints for coverage disputes.

 
Cut and Dry: What California’s Water Restrictions Mean for Risk Management

Cut and Dry: What California’s Water Restrictions Mean for Risk Management

Severe drought has prompted California to mandate statewide water restrictions. How will this affect corporate risk management strategy?

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Risks of China’s Clean Tech Revolution

Risks of China’s Clean Tech Revolution

China is emerging as a major clean technology center. But risks abound.

 
The Risks of Hydrofracking

The Risks of Hydrofracking

A natural gas drilling method has become increasingly popular. But critics say it carries significant environmental risks.

 
The Hidden Risks of Green Buildings

The Hidden Risks of Green Buildings

The spike in environmentally sound construction means that a greater understanding of the risks is required.