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Wind power can fight hurricanes, but what about big oil?

I came across an intriguing idea the other day. It seems brilliant in its simplicity, effectively knocking over two big ...

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How food is irrelevant in feeding 9 billion- my perspective

Once upon a time, in ancient India (actually South India), there lived a great Tamil poet and philosopher called Saint ...

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Mein Weg zu mehr Lebensqualität und weniger Welthunger

Es gibt kaum ein Problem, bei dem wir Konsumenten so viel mit so einfachen Massnahmen erreichen können, wie im Bereich ...

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So many issues: isn't it great?

A six-hour bus journey, and your mind does tend to wander. Which is what mine did in early November as ...

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Free food in Switzerland

MyFoodSharing.ch just launched today in Switzerland. "Foodsharing is an internet platform that gives individuals, traders and manufacturers the opportunity ...

STORY URL: Lebensmittel teilen, statt wegwerfen - foodsharing.de
Auf foodsharing kannst Du deine Lebensmitteln vor dem Verfall an soziale Einrichtungen oder andere Personen abgeben

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Geneva Association Interview with Andrew Maskrey, UNISDR

This video provides an interview on the role of insurance in disaster reduction with Andrew Maskrey, UNISDR Coordinator for the ...

STORY URL: Geneva Association
The Geneva Association on Disaster Reduction

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Three systems: Using psychology to teach climate readiness

The salient prospect about climate change for students today is not doom but uncertainty. Nobody can stop climate change, yet ...

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Small island, big news

In October, the UK’s Daily Telegraph reported that Ioane Teitiota, 37, from the Republic of Kiribati has asked a ...

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The dating dilemma

In the run up to the "Partnering for Food Security" event at Swiss Re's Centre for Global Dialogue in December ...

STORY URL: The Dating Game: Harvard FLPC and NRDC Publish Comprehensive Report on Food Expiration Dates | Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic
http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/foodpolicyinitiative/2013/09/18/the-dating-gameharvard-flpc-and-nrdc-publish-comprehensive-report-on-food-waste/

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A call for action

Swiss Re recently put its name behind an open letter to President Obama urging him to follow through on his ...

STORY URL: Companies Push White House to Follow Through on Climate Action Plan — Ceres
One year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, major U. S. companies including Starbucks, Unilever and Mars, Inc. have called on President Obama and the White House to follow through o...

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Do rainbows follow hurricanes? Sandy, one (long) year later

In her hit song, "Firework," Katy Perry sings the lyric, "After a hurricane, comes a rainbow." Sorry, Katy ...

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Country risk management: the smart way to go

Swiss Re has long advocated the adoption of country risk management approaches, in other words the development of holistic, pro-active ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/CRO_Forum_ESG_Country_Risk_Paper_Oct2013.pdf

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World's riskiest cities

Tokyo tops the list of cities most at risk of natural catastrophes, according to new research that compares exposures of ...

STORY URL: World’s riskiest cities
Tokyo tops the list of cities most at risk of natural catastrophes, according to new research that compares exposures of cities around the world.

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Reflections on Climate Week NYC

September 23rd was an exciting day for me to say the least. The Opening Ceremony of Climate Week 2013 was ...

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Happy world food day!

Happy world food day! Today we celebrate global food production, but maybe "celebration" is the wrong word. The world food ...

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