Friday, November 2, 2012

Natural disasters

  • Insure Your Home Against Natural Disasters

    Approximately two-thirds of homeowners are underinsured for a natural disaster, according to United Policyholders (UP), a nonprofit and advocacy organization for insurance consumers.

  • Really? Natural Disasters Can Influence Birthrates

    All levity aside, there are some researchers who believe that large-scale disasters can influence birthrates. Psychologists say it comes down to attachment theory on attachment: that catastrophes, in short, have a way of driving people together and ...

  • Natural Disasters

    There's a reason Mitt Romney keeps dodging questions about how he wanted to defund FEMA. Most Americans aren't crazy about the idea of handing over disaster relief to the states. And they're even less keen on farming it out to private business. And yet ...

  • Natural disasters hurt incumbents

    Navigate: POLITICO · Opinion; Natural disasters hurt incumbents. Opinion Contributor. Natural disasters hurt incumbents.

  • Natural Disasters Point Out Need for Strong Personal Injury Defense, Says Law ...

    As a firm led by a respected personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, Burg & Brock believes that a natural disaster such as Sandy is a good time for everyone to consider the very necessary role of personal injury lawyers to preserve public safety ...

  • Natural Disasters and Economic Disasters Require the Same Urgent Response

    If most of us take for granted that we should be there for our fellow citizens during natural disasters, using the tool of government, why is it so controversial that we should also lend a helping hand during man-made economic disasters?

  • How Mitt Romney governed during natural disasters

    In the wake of this week's horrific storm that pummeled the East Coast, voters may find themselves wondering how Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney might handle a natural disaster, were he to be elected on ...

  • User Manual: Don't Instagram Natural Disasters

    User Manual: Don't Instagram Natural Disasters. By Sam Biddle. Instagram is a nice thing. It's fun to peek at the lives of others, and it's fun to make our photos look fun.

  • Investor money squeezes reinsurance share in disaster risk

    LONDON | Fri Nov 2, 2012 12:48pm EDT. LONDON (Reuters) - Insurers' sales of financial instruments to offload natural disaster risks have cut the market share of reinsurance hubs such as Bermuda and Lloyd's of London by up to 30 percent, experts say.

  • On Sandy and Natural Disasters: A Garbage Man's Perspective

    This educated me to certain realities visited upon us by natural disasters, which I thought might be relevant in this time of reflection after Hurricane Sandy.

  • US Response to Natural Disasters Taps Broad Range of Assets

    U.S. Response to Natural Disasters Taps Broad Range of Assets. Environment · November 1, 2012 · No Comments Tags: clearing roads, Connecticut, Delaware, East Cost, evacuation shelters, Maryland, Massachusetts, merican Red Cross, National Guard ...

  • New building in Florence says it can with stand most natural disasters

    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - A new building in Florence says it can with stand most natural disasters, including hurricane winds up to 140 mph.

  • Father-son team develops smart strategies for protection again natural disasters

    Seth Stein, a Northwestern University geologist, has teamed up with his father, Jerome Stein, an economist at Brown University, to develop new strategies to defend society against natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy as well as the effects of climate ...

  • Stossel: How the government should handle natural disasters

    O'REILLY: "Stossel Matters Segment" tonight, it is estimated the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy will be between -- ready -- $30 billion and $50 billion.

  • Gov. Nixon talks economy, natural disasters, tax credits (AUDIO)

    Governor Nixon says disaster response to him was never political. He looks back at the tragedies that struck Missouri during the course of his term in office.

  • How Natural Disasters Can Make The Gender Pay Gap Worse

    Damage estimates for Hurricane Sandy have crept up to about $50 billion, while economists are estimating that the storm could knock more than half a percentage point off of fourth-quarter economic growth.

  • Climate Change And Natural Disasters Related, Most Americans Say: Poll

    Climate scientists have warned that more frequent hurricanes may be related to climate change, and a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds that half of Americans think that climate change is indeed related to more frequent and severe natural disasters ...

  • Designing For Disaster

    Most of our so-called 'natural' disasters are at least partly man made: Sandy is just the most recent example.

  • How Sandy compares to worst US natural disasters

    In this September 1900 photo, a large part of the city of Galveston, Texas, is reduced to rubble after being hit by a surprise hurricane Sept.

  • Governor Cuomo Wants Big Infrastructure Investments to Protect Against Future ...

    While Mayor Bloomberg has so far refused to consider building new infrastructure to help protect New York City from future natural disasters, Gov. Cuomo strongly declared last night that it is his intention to do so. "I think we have to look at the ...

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