Imagine if a factory periodically spewed massive amounts of pollution when its pollution control device failed, fouling the air and … More
Tag: forest fire
As fire risks rise, California limits insurers’ ability to react
For California, 2019 was a welcome reprieve from recent record-setting wildfire seasons. According to Cal Fire, approximately 260,000 acres burned … More
Why do we take some environmental impacts for granted?
As California tries to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire, the state has run into an unexpected obstacle: air pollution … More
California waives environmental regulations for forest management: will this become more common as wildfires worsen?
California experienced two of its worst wildfire seasons in 2017 and 2018. Deadly fires shook several communities, while also marring … More
Can property rights fight forest fires and facilitate conservation?
Forests have long been hotspots (pardon the pun) for environmental conflict because so much of their use is determined politically. … More