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RMS Peru Earthquake Model and Actuaries Climate Index Are Launched

RMS and a group of actuarial societies each rolled out new products designed to respectively help measure risks related to earthquake and weather events. In RMS’ case, the catastrophe modeling firm gained regulatory approval in Peru to start marketing its …

California is Taking Global Warming Fight to Dairy Cows

California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock. Despite strong opposition from farmers, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September …

Study Finds Northeastern U.S. Could See Increased Hurricane Activity

The Northeastern coast of the U.S. could be struck by more frequent and powerful hurricanes in the future due to shifting weather patterns, according to new research presented in a study led by Durham University in the U.K. This is …

Fear of Flooding on the Rise Along Virginia’s Coast

When floodwaters poured into Holly Furlong’s Virginia Beach home in October, she ripped out electrical cords and rushed her four children upstairs. They spent the next two days without power, building blanket forts while anxiously waiting for sewage-tainted waters to …

Earth on Track to Hit Warmest Year on Record: NOAA

The earth is on track for its warmest year on record after October temperatures equaled the third-warmest for the month ever, a U.S. government agency said on Thursday. October globally was 1.31 Fahrenheit (0.73 Celsius) above the 20th century average …

Trump Could Rip Up Decades of Climate Deals in a Year

It took more than two decades for nations around the world to forge an agreement to save the planet from global warming. Within one year, Donald Trump could leave it in tatters. Trump, who has said climate change is a …

Global Fight Against Climate Change to ‘Suffer a Blow’ from Trump Victory

The global fight against climate change will suffer a blow from Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election, threatening the industries working to clean up pollution from fossil fuel. The next president has questioned the science of climate change, …

Earth’s Temperatures Hit Record Highs Between 2011 and 2015

Earth experienced its hottest half-decade on record between 2011 and 2015 and the floods, droughts and storms unleashed by rising temperatures are likely only a prelude to new weather extremes, the World Meteorological Organization said. As delegates from almost 200 …

Climate Change Is Major Concern for 78% of SMEs: Zurich Report

Climate change is a major concern for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to Zurich Insurance Group’s fourth annual global SME survey. Almost four-fifths (78 percent) of SMEs surveyed expected risks associated with climate change to have a significant effect …

The Hartford Goes Green for Millennials

If Alexandra Zepp is typical of those in a millennial generation that’s beginning to account for a larger and more influential portion of the nation’s workforce, then what she has to say about her choice of companies to work for …