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Depletion Of Fisheries May Be Encouraging Maritime Piracy

There are many factors that may compromise fish abundance. Some, like the effects of raising temperature, acidification, algal blooms or ...

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Combating Illegal Fishing: Key to ending Overfishing?

 The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has singled out illegal unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as ...

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Are potato chips the new cigarette?

Last spring, a colleague and I had just wrapped up another day at a joint claims and underwriting audit in ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/Are_Potato_Chips_new_Cigarette.pdf
http://media.swissre.com/documents/Are_Potato_Chips_new_Cigarette.pdf

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Food divides

Food divides:
Daily bread with genetically modified organisms for the masses and organic artisanal bread for the rich!

Can we ...

STORY URL: School of Practical Sustainability
School of Practical Sustainability. 208 „Gefällt mir“-Angaben · 16 Personen sprechen darüber. The School of Practical Sustainability is a virtual online...

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Food security

Over the years I have represented those poor men and women who live in rural villages in Sub-Saharan Africa. They ...

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Food security and the importance of agricultural insurance

The opportunity to find ways of producing more food in an efficient manner to feed a growing global population is ...

STORY URL: The Next Global Breadbasket: How Latin America Can Feed the World: A Call to Action for Addressing Challenges & Developing Solutions
http://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/6436

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Pineapple Express: An Atmospheric River to Sunny California

Early this year (Jan 2014), you may have read about Arctic air making its way to Florida. But what about ...

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Higher Ground

Earlier this month, I shared a video excerpt of my conversation with The Wall Street Journal editor and Stanford University ...

STORY URL: ECO:nomics: Preparing For The Big Storm
How can companies prepare for environmental disasters? J. Eric Smith, President and CEO of Swiss Re Americas talks about what steps companies can minimize their risk.

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"Earth Hour is nothing but an ineffective feel-good event"

In his recent USA Today article Bjorn Lomborg states that "Earth Hour" is nothing but an "ineffective feel-good event". Lomborg ...

STORY URL: Lomborg: Earth Hour just a feel-good campaign
Instead, give light to the 1.3 billion people who still live without electricity.

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Europe’s energy transition is in your hands!

Europe’s energy transition could be in worse shape indeed. While it is not certain whether the EU will meet ...

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ASEAN's road to a community of caring societies

Another major step in the process of ASEAN integration is going to unfold in 2015 -- the formation of the ASEAN ...

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Despilfarro de alimentos - un fenómeno evitable

Algunas cosas tenemos que mencionar al inicio para entender completamente la severidad de este asunto.
1. "el equivalente a la ...

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Calculating climate insurance

Despite many positive steps in recent years, China remains the single greatest greenhouse gas emitter worldwide. This is a sad ...

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Focus on African farmers

Lovemore Forichi is one of Swiss Re's Senior Agriculture Underwriters - his work centers around providing agriculture risk management solutions ...

STORY URL: Swiss Re organises agricultural insurance roundtable | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
June 10/11 saw more than 40 clients and experts from the agricultural...

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Keeping it fresh

Over the past five years, scientists at the University of Florida have been working with the US Army to help ...

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