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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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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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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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The agricultural disconnect

I've just come across Syngenta's brilliant new report on The Agricultural Disconnect, which looks at people's perceptions around the topic ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=54;cnt=266286;age=1

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Warming of the climate system is unequivocal

It has never been so simple. "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal. Human influence on the climate system is ...

STORY URL: IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg1/

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Building resilience in economic machines: Cities

As President Bill Clinton stated during the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, "Every five days, one million people move from ...

STORY URL: Making 100 cities more resilient | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
Pledge will support at least 100 cities in building resilience to natural...

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If climate change is happening, why the uncertainty?

Climate Week NYC began on Sept. 23, 2013, with the opening ceremony featuring a distinguished panel of guests including Tony ...

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How at risk is your city?

I currently live in the East Village of New York - an area badly hit by Hurricane Sandy. In the aftermath ...

STORY URL: Mind the risk: cities under threat from natural disasters | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
The world's sprawling cities are centres of economic activity and growth....

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One year on from Hurricane Sandy: Building urban resilience

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the Eastern Seaboard of the US, leaving billions of dollars of damage in its ...

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The Philippines: stories of displacement and resilience

The Philippines battles with high levels of poverty and inequality. The proportion of households living below the official poverty line ...

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Where are all the hurricanes?

Those of us on the US East Coast were less than thrilled to hear in the spring that forecasting institutions ...

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Nat Cat Protection Gap for Jakarta, Indonesia

A recent study by Swiss Re revealed that a 1 in a 100 year earthquake event today may cause a ...

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How do you feed the world without starving the planet?

This headline on cnn.com caught my attention for a number of reasons. One, I just attended the Swiss Re ...

STORY URL: How do you feed the world without starving the planet?
With 7.1 billion mouths to feed, and plenty more on the way, the world needs to find new ways to feed its citizens.

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