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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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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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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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Drip Irrigation - Need of the hour

With today's decreasing water resources, drip irrigation has become the need of the hour.

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New cities - building on top and between

Architect Alfredo Brillembourg talks about the importance of sustainability with any new building project. New city elements should not be ...

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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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How can we ensure food security?

Swiss Re's Clarence Wong, Chief Economist Asia, talks about food security challenges in emerging markets. His own grandmother was a ...

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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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Financing disaster risks

Each year features new headlines about deadly and devastating catastrophes in different parts of the world with earthquakes in Japan ...

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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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Holstein cows in Vietnam

On a recent trip to Vietnam, I had the opportunity to see more of the country than just office landscapes ...

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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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Urban bee keeping

A lovely clip created by Green Renaissance about urban bee keeping. If we want to be able to feed the ...

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The real gold - food

Christina Kaba, manager at Abalimi Farming in South Africa, talks with great passion about the immediate good that comes from ...

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