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Europe's energy dependence: economic and political impacts

Europe needs to become more intelligent if it is to stop paying more than one billion USD every day for ...

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Learning from floods

Swiss Re published the much-awaited yearly sigma study on natural catastrophes last week. The highlights: In 2013, there were 308 ...

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Europe’s energy transition is in your hands!

Europe’s energy transition could be in worse shape indeed. While it is not certain whether the EU will meet ...

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Hashtags can be the new hotlines: Lessons from #CGI

In 2005, the book The World is Flat by Thomas J.Friedman was published, and in the same year, President ...

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Picking up the pieces after Haiyan

The International Labour Organization recently published an update on how people affected by Typhoon Haiyan are recovering from the storm ...

STORY URL: Philippines: 100 days on, Haiyan survivors need more jobs to recover
http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/multimedia/features/WCMS_235730/lang--en/index.htm

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Oh, Climate Change, Where Art Thou?

Oh, Global Warming, Where Art Thou? How the recent cold outbreaks in the US are consistent with, not in contradiction ...

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Rotterdam's readiness for flood

If there's one city in Europe with a peerless resilience record then it has to be Rotterdam. This city ...

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When disaster hits: first steps to recovery

There's nothing good about being hit by a natural disaster, but a bad situation can be made even worse ...

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Fossil fuels and nuclear energy not going away any time soon

Most governments and supranational organizations agree – at least in principle – that if we burn less fossil fuel, we could put ...

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A flood solution in UK?

The British are a stoical bunch, not prone to moaning and groaning when things go wrong – I suppose it's ...

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Bicycles up - cars down :-)

Bicycles outsold cars in the European Union for the first time in 2012! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25209551 ...

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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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In the tracks of Typhoon Haiyan

As Typhoon Haiyan dissipates over the Asian mainland, the images of devastation that have emerged from the Philippines are truly ...

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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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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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