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Retirement age should be 75, if not 85!

One of the greatest risks facing the world today is “risk management”. I put the term in quotes because what ...

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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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Better understanding of longevity risks

The portion of elderly people in population becomes larger and larger because of longer life expectancy and decreases of fertility ...

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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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Underfunded Pension Plans

People spend the younger part of their lives working hard in exchange for a promise from the government or employers ...

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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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Hybrid grasses

An interesting new study on the use of hybrid grasses to increase flood resilience: http://www.nature.com/srep/2013 ...

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Best Low Costs Places to Retire

With pensions underfunded and people living longer, many are worried about outliving their pensions and savings. The article below shows ...

STORY URL: Best Places to Retire for Under $40,000
In these cities, you can live well for less than $40,000 per year.

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Biggest climatic tragedy in Brazil

A huge storm in Rio de Janeiro's mountainous region is considered the biggest climatic tragedy of country's history. The number ...

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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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I've just adopted a solar cell!

Ever dreamed of flying a solar-powered plane? Of getting all your energy from clean, renewable sources? Well, the dream is ...

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Unclear communication about risk

Unclear communication about risk is a risk. During hurricane Sandy the NHC had no system in place to issue clear ...

STORY URL: Sandy criticism prompts change in storm warnings
Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else.

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Manage disaster risk

For years now, we've been seeing a dramatic rise in economic losses caused by natural catastrophes. Since 1980, the global ...

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