December 12, 2016: Lloyd's Wants to Play a Game, Asia Agriculture Needs an Upgrade and Oklahoma's Quake Class Actions

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Asia Digs Deep to Upgrade its Agriculture

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Whether by growing crops indoors or other means, Asia needs to boost yields and mitigate extreme weather.

NASA Launching 8 Small Satellites Monday to Improve Hurricane Forecasts

The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System mission will use radio signals from the GPS satellites to measure the wind speed near the ground in the tropics.

Schools Shut, Thousands Evacuated as Cyclone Bears Down on South India


Cyclone Vardah is moving westwards over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to hit Chennai.

Polar Vortex Bringing Frigid Temperatures to Canada, U.S.


U.S. meteorologists have warned that December will deliver round after round of bitter cold to the majority of the United States.

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Lloyd’s War Game for ‘New 9/11’

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Lloyd’s of London is to unveil the results of a war game that simulated a catastrophe on the scale of the 9/11 terror attack.

Oklahoma’s Earthquakes Draw Spectrum of Litigation, Including Class-Action Petitions

Tulsa World

Three of Oklahoma’s five largest earthquakes have spawned multiple class-action lawsuits, with a national environmental firm saying it’s considering filing at least one more.

EU Rivals eye £1.2tn Asset Pot in UK as Brexit Looms

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Rival fund centres to the UK believe Britain’s status as the European asset management hub for pension and insurance cash is under pressure.

Louisiana Citizens Shifts 10K Insurance Policies to Private Companies


With the latest transfer of policies, the insurance department says Citizens will have about 54,500 policies — down from 174,000 in 2008.

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