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Monsun - unbürokratische Hilfe

In Indien profitieren heute mehr als 1,5 Millionen Bauern von Mikroversicherungen. Swiss Re bietet eine sogenannte Indexversicherung an. Das ...

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Overfishing of the ocean

The condition of the sea is frightening. Since the beginning of industrial fishing in 1960, the stocks of large fish ...

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Extreme Oil Drilling

Our hundred year reliance on oil is at a turning point. The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf ...

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What's the verdict on nuclear energy?

Following the earthquake-induced tsunami on the north-east coast of Japan in 2011 and the crisis it triggered at the Fukushima ...

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What if we *never* run out of oil?

Fascinating article from The Atlantic that sheds light on an interesting question: What if we never run out of oil ...

STORY URL: What If We Never Run Out of Oil? - Charles C. Mann - The Atlantic
New technology and a little-known energy source suggest that fossil fuels may not be finite. This would be a miracle—and a nightmare.

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Renewable Energy - Start now!

The invisible grip that that black gold has over the world, cannot be summarized in a few words. The fact ...

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Drip Irrigation - Need of the hour

With today's decreasing water resources, drip irrigation has become the need of the hour.

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Reducing food waste

We have to stop wasting food. Just recently, the UK's Institution of Mechanical Engineers issued statistics showing that every year ...

STORY URL: Global food - Waste not, want not | Institution of Mechanical Engineers
New global food report highlighting losses of over one billion tonnes of food each year.

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New cities - building on top and between

Architect Alfredo Brillembourg talks about the importance of sustainability with any new building project. New city elements should not be ...

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How can we ensure food security?

Swiss Re's Clarence Wong, Chief Economist Asia, talks about food security challenges in emerging markets. His own grandmother was a ...

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Natural Catastrophe risk in Italy

A short violent storm spawned large hail and a powerful tornado in the Emilia Romagna region in Northern Italy near ...

STORY URL: Huge tornado strikes northern Italy
Injuries reported as tornado leaves trail of destruction in northern Italy.

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Major earthquakes: important lessons

BBC posted an article with interesting statistics / graphics about the fifth anniversary of the Sichuan, China earthquake, "one of the ...

STORY URL: Sichuan 2008: A disaster on an immense scale
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22398684

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Boost for catastrophe insurance in Italy

Perils, the independent Zurich-based organisation providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, just announced that it is including earthquake and flood Italy ...

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Holstein cows in Vietnam

On a recent trip to Vietnam, I had the opportunity to see more of the country than just office landscapes ...

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Managing Seismic Risk in Latin America

I've just returned from WEF Latin America, where we have announced a three-year collaborative project with the GEM Foundation to ...

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