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Climate change: a grandmother's thoughts

As part of Swiss Re's 150 year anniversary Open Minds project, we're speaking to people from around the world. This ...

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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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'Sociable' housing

Cohousing is a form of "intentional community" created and run by its residents. It consists of private houses or flats ...

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If New York can't handle it ...

Elisabeth Champ has volunteered in the wake of disasters in Haiti, Japan and the Philippines. She talks about her experience ...

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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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Shall we breakdown our traditions?

Modern societies provide better healthcare for longer lives but break down the tradition that the growth children take care of ...

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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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Urge to maintain focus on climate change

For more than 10 years I've been working for business addressing the climate change challenge. In many ways this has ...

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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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Incredible views of glacier calving

This was filmed in 2008 - a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for ...

STORY URL: "CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO
"CHASING ICE" is NOMINATED for an Academy Award: Best Original Song "Before My Time" by J. Ralph featuring Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell. Hear the song:...

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A 'Sandy' experience

As part of the Open Minds project people from around the world shared their thoughts. In this clip Lou Ann ...

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Population Dynamics Everywhere

Population Dynamics Everywhere: How do we Preserve Wealth and Health? By Hans Groth, Chairman of the Board, WDA Forum, St ...

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Where government should spend money

Are earthquakes Acts of God that we should accept or should we take action? In times of crisis, governments struggle ...

STORY URL: Deadly Earthquake Hits Greece
PlusDeadly Earthquake Hits GreeceDeadly Earthquake Hits GreeceThe Associated PressA strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 struck southwestern...

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Who will take care of you in old age?

The film team that put together the "What's on your mind?" clip, talked to a lot of people around ...

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