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October 2019  /  Magazine Issues

Issue 202: Satellites Help Keep Communities Safe from Toxic Algal Blooms

Issue 202 of Resources is devoted to great insights and ideas.

  • The cover story identifies satellite technologies that are delivering tangible public health improvements by remotely detecting harmful algal blooms.
  • A preview of Daniel Esty’s forthcoming book, 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future, offers fresh thinking and forward-looking solutions toward sustainability through actionable approaches based on rigorous research.
  • Revered economist Marty Weitzman gets a touching tribute from his friend and colleague, Gernot Wagner.
  • Brian Prest expounds on his collaborative work with RFF colleague Alan Krupnick to point out the consequential phenomenon of coal power plants benefiting from generous tax credits that don’t deliver the intended pollution reductions.
  • Kyung-Ah Park shares thoughts on RFF's Resources Radio podcast related to how large-scale investments can promote environmental sustainability.
  • Experts in their fields recommend good reads outside of academic journals in "Top of the Stack."

More great articles—and illustrations—from Issue 202 are available below.