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Mosher Discusses FEMA’s Role During Multiple Crises in Forbes Article

October 4, 2022

Anne Mosher, associate professor of geography and the environment, was featured in the Forbes article, "U.S. Government Marshals Resources To Meet Challenges Of Back-To-Back Hurricanes."

Pralle Talks to High Country News About Floodplain Mapping, Flood Insurance

September 19, 2022

Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, was quoted in the High Country News article, "Rising rivers don’t necessarily follow the lines on a map."

Pralle Quoted in Salon Article on Sea Level Rise, Climate Disasters

September 14, 2022

Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, was interviewed for the Salon article, "Glaciers and 'zombie ice': The planet is melting at both ends, research finds."

Pralle Discusses Federal Flood Insurance, Flood Maps in Grist Article

August 22, 2022

Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, was quoted in the Grist article, "After FEMA overhaul, hundreds of thousands of Americans are forgoing federal flood insurance."

See related: Floods, Insurance, Policy

Bendix Speaks with the Weather Channel About Climate Change, Drought and Fireworks

June 29, 2022

Jacob Bendix, professor of geography and the environment, was quoted in the Weather Channel article, "Why Fireworks, Drought and Climate Change Are A Dangerous Combination."

Bendix interviewed by NBCLX on climate change, wildfires

July 15, 2021
Jacob Bendix, professor of geography and the environment, was interviewed on NBCLX's LX News about the impact of climate change on wildfires.

Bendix talks to LA Times about CA wildfires, fireworks threat

July 8, 2021
Jacob Bendix, professor of geography and the environment, specializes in the study of wildfire distribution.

Sarah Pralle examines changes in flood insurance rate maps in Risk Hazard & Crisis in Public Policy

June 24, 2021
Pralle, associate professor of political science, and co-authors' findings suggest changes to flood zones on FIRMs occur more often where people have greater socioeconomic means, raising questions of equity for future FIRM appeals and revisions.

See related: Floods, Insurance

Pralle talks to Forbes about FEMA's upcoming changes, flood insurance

March 19, 2021
For homeowners, or prospective buyers, "rising insurance rates could lead to a reduction in home values," says Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, and "they could be forced to sell at a loss, or even abandon their property." 

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