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Total economic losses from disasters reached USD 56 billion

7 000 lives were lost in the first half of 2013 as result of natural catastrophes and man-made disasters, which ...

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Spanish innovation in clean transport

I've just returned from my summer holidays in Spain during which I was on a unique catamaran. The boat represents ...

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11 trillion reasons

The New York Times reports on a new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists (accessible through the story), which ...

STORY URL: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/06/11-trillion-reasons/?hp&_r=0

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Profiling the risks in wind and solar

According to "Profiling the risks in wind and solar", a recently published study by CorSo Environmental & Commodity Markets and ...

STORY URL: Renewable energy risk management and the institutional investor | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
Profiling the risks in wind and solar, a joint study by Swiss Re and Bloomberg...

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Food insecurity will now feel insecured!

Lets leave the veg and non-veg debate, shall we? Confusions and debates are bound to happen when its discussed globally ...

STORY URL: Scientists to cook world's first in-vitro beef burger
LONDON (Reuters) - A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world's first lab-grown beef burger.The in-vitro burger, cu...

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Earthquakes 'top risk' for Turkey

Exceptional natural circumstances have led to earthquakes being identified as the number one business risk in for Turkish business leaders ...

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Something you didn't know

"The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 decade," says the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in a ...

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The way food feels

When I was in high school, I took part in a taste experiment where participants were asked to identify the ...

STORY URL: Lawyers of Big Tobacco Lawsuits Take Aim at Food Industry
More than a dozen lawyers who took on Big Tobacco have filed 25 cases asserting that manufacturers like ConAgra Foods and PepsiCo are misleading consumers and violating federal law.

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Solar Impulse: a dramatic finish

Solar Impulse finished its journey across the US this past weekend, but not without some drama. The crew discovered a ...

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Sustainable change in SA

While in South Africa, the Open Minds film team met with Davin Chown, Director of Genesis Eco-Energy. He spoke with ...

STORY URL: Davin Chown's Page
Davin Chown's Page on Africa Sustainable Energy & Environment Platform

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Ducking a Himalayan Tsunami

Noted Indian environmental activist Sunitha Narain, talks about sustainable development in the Himalayas in light of the recent flash floods ...

STORY URL: Reclaiming the Himalayas
The devastating floods in Uttarakhand underscore the problems in the way development is being undertaken in the Himalayas. Sunita Narain, Director General, C...

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The reality of urban resilience

In my last blog ( https://openminds.swissre.com/story/273/solutions-in-the-city), I explain why Swiss Re is supporting US city ...

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Plant-based Lifestyle

My primary reason for becoming vegan in January 2012 was the ethics of the consumption and exploitation of animals. The ...

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Tube burger to be served in London soon

In the summer of 2011, Mark Post, a professor of physiology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, made headlines when ...

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