February 18, 2015: New York Surge Threat Intensifies and Less Quakes Means More Profit

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Rising Sea Levels and Temperatures Ahead for NYC: Report

New York Observer

By the year 2100, the city is likely to be hotter and rainier, with climbing sea levels putting coastal regions more at risk of floods and storms like deadly Hurricane Sandy.

NT, Qld Prepare for Cyclones

Sky New Australia

At 10am (CST) the storm was about 120km north-northeast of Nhulunbuy Airport and 190km east-northeast of Elcho Island.

This Coast Guard Training Pool Can Simulate a Hurricane

Popular Mechanics 

At the Coast Guard’s $25 million rescue-swimmer indoor training center, the water is not fine. That’s the point.

Earthquake Early Warning System Begins Testing in Pacific Northwest


The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network system will emit a blaring siren and a vocal warning.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Lancashire Seen as Target as Lloyd’s Consolidation Rolls On


Lloyd’s of London insurers Lancashire Holdings Plc and Novae Group Plc may be the next in line for takeover offers after Brit Plc became the second U.K. firm within weeks to agree to be acquired.

IAG Profits Soar on Settled Seismic Activity

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand profit from the country’s biggest general insurer, Insurance Australia Group, rose from $92 million to $193 million.

Banks May Win Capital Rule Easing in EU’s Asset-Backed Debt Push


The European Union is considering loosening banks’ capital rules in a drive to revive its 181 billion-euro ($206 billion) market for asset-backed debt.

Planning for War: A Guide for Businesses

The Conversation

Companies have reawakened to the potential for regional conflicts disrupting their international operations, playing havoc with a fragile global economy and causing chaos in the markets.