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Renewable energy sits atop the world's largest oil deposits?

Solar Impulse is back in the Middle East, where their bold attempt to circumnavigate the world using only solar power ...

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Solar Impulse 2: The Wings of Clean Energy

"For this fragile Solar Impulse aircraft we need, let's say, perfection." Being an engineer myself, this statement by Wim ...

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The innovation angle - managing 21st century risk

From experiment to prototype and commercial production…to refinement and improvement…such is the cycle of innovation. Innovation can be ...

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Seagulls vs Solar

I'm the CRE & LO manager Swiss Re's office in Folkestone, UK. Recently, our office received the ISO ...

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The scoop on product recall risk

When an ice cream manufacturer issues a recall it’s not just a headache for ice cream lovers, it becomes ...

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Does healthy eating cost you more?

24 years ago tomorrow, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) created World Diabetes Day held each ...

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Tastes good: a closer look at U.S. food recalls

Roughly every second of the major food companies in the U.S. had experienced a recall in the past five ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/rethinking/food_security/Food_safety_in_a_globalised_world.html

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Crossing the Pacific on solar energy only

A few days ago, André Borschberg, my "solar brother", embarked on the most ambitious leg of the Solar Impulse journey ...

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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
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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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Achieving the greatest effects with the simplest of means

Yesterday I was in the Swiss countryside, just outside the quiet, picturesque and sleepy little town of Payerne. A few ...

STORY URL: Solar Impulse 2 unveiled | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
In 2012 Swiss Re Corporate Solutions became the sole insurer of Solar...

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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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