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RAND energy and environmental analyses examine the implications of existing and proposed energy policies on the environment. Building on a long history of policy research, RAND helps balance the need for environmental protections and economic development.

  • The remains of houses destroyed during Hurricane Sandy are seen in the Rockaways area of New York's borough of Queens, January 14, 2013, photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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    Flood Insurance Costs Rising in NYC

    Mar 27, 2017

    Hurricane Sandy underscored the need for greater resilience to flooding. Insurance is part of the strategy, but it is spotty among one- to four-family properties in New York and is difficult for some to afford. Adding to the challenge is direction from Congress to phase out subsidies in the National Flood Insurance Program.

  • The sun sets on Ice Camp Sargo during Ice Exercise 2016 at the Arctic Circle, March 8, 2016, photo by PO2 Tyler N. Thompson/U.S. Navy

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    How to Maintain Arctic Cooperation with Russia

    Mar 2, 2017

    Despite tensions between Russia and the West, Arctic cooperation has remained intact. But America should prepare for changes that may alter Moscow's incentives. These include rising interest in Arctic resources and greater maritime access due to climate change.

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