August 4, 2016: Earl Heads to Mexico, Cutting Crop Cover and an Olympic Size Disease Lab
Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today
Hurricane Earl Drenching Belize, then Heading for Mexico
The hurricane center said heavy rains would be a danger in southern Mexico through Saturday as Earl crosses the Yucatan Peninsula.
Typhoon Nida Creates Chaos Across Hong Kong
After battering the Philippines, Nida shunted in 90mph winds, chasing residents to the city’s tunnels.
Making Waves: the Tsunami Risk in Australia
Australians are well versed in the homegrown natural hazards, but they don’t often stop to consider the threat posed by tsunamis. Should we?
If You Want to Study Disease, the Olympics Are Where to Be
Mass gatherings like Olympics pose unique risks.
Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today
The Insurance Market for Modern-Day Pirates
Odd Lots (podcast)
An interview with Dana Miller, a marine scientist who published a study last month showing a significant number of insured illegal vessels.
Insurers’ Results Dented by Low Interest Rates, Catastrophe Claims
WSJ (sub may be required)
Insurers reported a messy second quarter plagued by low interest rates and catastrophe claims.
Why Crop Insurance Isn’t Used More
In a study released this month, over time some farmers will substitute savings for insurance.
Berkshire Said to Draw Fed Scrutiny Over Wells Fargo Investment
Berkshire’s tapestry of modern capitalism is prompting U.S. regulators to examine its holdings.
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