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El Niño: Let's not limit the conversation to the weather

Kin Hubbard, an early 20th century American journalist, once said, "Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change ...

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Sandy at 3 years: Are we really back?

On November 2nd, 2012, the Star Ledger, one of New Jersey's largest newspapers, published the headline, "We Will Come ...

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Closing Canada’s protection gap

What does a prepaid debit card have to do with Canada’s flood insurance shortfall? Those prepaid debit cards issued ...

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High water, low take-up

South Carolina is a state of dramatic contrast. From the tarpaper shacks of the Low Country to the elegant neighborhoods ...

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A tale of two quakes

The just-published second edition of our Closing the Financial Gap publication draws a telling and chilling comparison between the consequences ...

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Wildfires: are we listening to signals from mother nature?

With dramatic news about rampant wildfires in many US states, mother nature drives home a clear message: in urban planning ...

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Dear Mr Mayor - the case for resilience is clear!

A large number of big city mayors gathered in Dalian on the occasion of WEF China last week to discuss ...

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Bridging the property protection gap

Last week, Typhoon Etau tore into Japan's east coast, causing severe flooding and the evacuation of thousands. Wildfires have ...

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S&P rating threat: why disaster resilience pays!

Today Standard & Poors issued a new report warning that major disasters can damage sovereign creditworthiness. The report, Storm Alert ...

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Drones, my favorite new eco-warriors

Drones are always getting a bad rep in mainstream media. Nearly every week there's a story in the news ...

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There is good news on the Gulf Coast

Our scientists and engineers at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) have conducted a research study, which ...

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Hurricane Katrina – the storm that sunk the NFIP

It's hard to believe, but it's been a decade since Hurricane Katrina roared ashore, causing mass devastation and ...

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Remembering Hurricane Katrina 10 years later

Hurricane Katrina left a lasting impression on me. At the time, I was a graduate student at Texas Tech University ...

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The beginning of urban resilience

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, leading to devastating floods in New Orleans, the storm brought to ...

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