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Key Principles for Climate-Related Risk Insurance

Hurricane Ivan enters the Gulf of Mexico. book_alt2 icon Report In the run-up to Paris, the Obama administration has an opportunity to lead the efforts to expand access to climate-related insurance across the developing world through parametric insurance programs.

by Pete Ogden, Ben Bovarnick, Yume Hoshijima | Friday, August 28, 2015

The Arctic Is on the Brink: Here’s Why You Should Care

play_alt icon Video CAP Senior Fellow Cathleen Kelly explains why Arctic warming—and melting—matters to you.

by Cathleen Kelly and Andrew Satter | Thursday, August 27, 2015

A 4-Point Plan for Responsibly Expanding Renewable Energy Production on America’s Public Lands and Oceans

Power generation engineer book_alt2 icon Report To speed the next generation of renewable energy projects on public lands and waters, policymakers should institutionalize permitting reforms, designate new renewable energy zones, collaborate with communities for new projects, and create a revolving loan fund.

by David J. Hayes and Nidhi Thakar | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The EPA’s Newest Methane Emissions Rule Is a Crucial Step for Climate Action

oil pipeline DakotasThe Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposal is a critical component of the Obama administration’s efforts to address climate change and paves the way for future action to cut methane emissions.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns | Tuesday, August 25, 2015

3 Ways President Obama Can Help Native Communities Avert Climate Catastrophe

Abandoned house in ShishmarefDuring his visit to Alaska this August, President Obama has an opportunity to help imperiled Alaska Native villages escape climate disaster.

by Cathleen Kelly and Hannah Flesch | Monday, August 24, 2015

Climate Change Threatens Electric Grid Reliability in the Southwest

Lightening strikes over Lake Mead.Opponents of the Clean Power Plan claim that it will undermine grid reliability, but climate change is a far greater threat to power in the Southwest.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns | Friday, August 21, 2015

The Environmental Impacts of Exporting More American Crude Oil

Arches National ParkCongressional proposals to outsource American crude oil to foreign refineries would increase carbon pollution, land loss, and environmental risks.

by Matt Lee-Ashley and Alison Cassady | Friday, August 21, 2015

From Anchorage to Paris: How to Curb Arctic—and Global—Warming in 2 Steps

Alaska glacierSecretary Kerry’s August Arctic conference in Anchorage, Alaska, is the ideal opportunity for world leaders to build momentum for a strong global climate agreement in Paris and to commit to cutting black carbon and methane pollution.

by Cathleen Kelly | Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hurricane Katrina’s Health Care Legacy

A doctor administers an asthma breathing test. article icon Issue Brief Gulf Coast states must expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to address the long-term consequences of the federal government’s failed health policy response to Hurricane Katrina.

by Thomas Huelskoetter | Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lessons on Climate Change and Poverty From the California Drought

Wheat nearing harvest book_alt2 icon Report Communities of color and low-income people living in tribal, rural, and agricultural communities throughout California are enduring high rates of unemployment, limited and costly access to safe and affordable water, and food insecurity as a consequence of the California drought.

by Wendy Ortiz | Wednesday, August 19, 2015

When You Can’t Go Home

Hurricane Katrina article icon Issue Brief In Hurricane Katrina’s 10-year wake, there is still much to learn about the effects and frequency of climate displacement.

by Danielle Baussan | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Arctic Warming and What It Means for the Region and the Planet

Inuit fisherman article icon Fact Sheet Rising temperatures are driving dramatic changes in the Arctic with alarming consequences for people, plants, and animals across the globe.

by Hannah Flesch and Cathleen Kelly | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fair Share Scorecard

Gold King Mine book_alt2 icon Report U.S. taxpayers deserve a fair share of the revenues from drilling, mining, and other development on America’s public lands.

by Greg Zimmerman, Claire Moser, Jessica Goad, Matt Lee-Ashley | Monday, August 17, 2015

The True Value of BP’s $18.7 Billion Settlement

Oil clean article icon Issue Brief The biggest settlement in American history has a lot of nuances. Is it a better deal for BP or for Gulf of Mexico restoration?

by Michael Conathan | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Where Will BP’s $18.7 Billion Deepwater Horizon Settlement Go?

cursor icon Interactive This interactive breaks down the $18.7 billion BP settlement into its different components, making it easier to understand.

by Michael Conathan and Andrew Lomax | Thursday, July 30, 2015