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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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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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African Risk Capacity expands for more climate resilience

The G7 leaders officially endorsed the African Risk Capacity (ARC) as a model for climate risk insurance at their recent ...

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El Niño is under way… Any impact on natural catastrophes?

You probably remember from your natural science classes at school: El Niño is a large scale reversal of normal atmospheric ...

STORY URL: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/ninonina.html

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Renewable Energy in Africa

The ongoing energy drought in Africa and its increasing need for energy has brought up many questions from renewable energy ...

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Risky cities & disaster resilience – looking at Los Angeles

In my January blog I highlighted urban resilience efforts as a key component to natural catastrophe recovery. Cities across the ...

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Community engagement proves key to ocean conservation

In a world where more than 800 million people suffer from chronic malnourishment and where the global population is expected ...

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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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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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Happy(?) World Fisheries Day

Today is World Fisheries Day. Not sure it's a day to celebrate but it's certainly a good opportunity to reflect ...

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Launch of agricultural subsidy program in Machakos, Kenya

Speech by H.E. Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua, EBS during the launch of the agricultural subsidy program in Machakos County ...

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The agricultural disconnect

I've just come across Syngenta's brilliant new report on The Agricultural Disconnect, which looks at people's perceptions around the topic ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=54;cnt=266286;age=1

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