February 9, 2015: Big Cargo Ships, Big Risk and You Can't See Through Warren Buffett

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Simulating Submarine Landslides

The Landslide Blog

Submarine landslides are deeply interesting – these are largest slides on earth in terms of both runout and volume.

Scientists Warn of Potential for ‘Large Earthquake’ as Injection Well Discussion Continues

Tulsa World

Oklahoma had more earthquakes of 3.0-magnitude and higher in 2014 than all earthquakes of that size since 1978 combined.

Global Warming May Spawn More Southeast US Tornadoes

Live Science

The same loopy weather patterns directing California’s ongoing drought and last year’s deep freeze across the East Coast may also change how often tornadoes strike the southeastern United States.

Post-Sandy NYC Subway Brims with Unknown Microbes

Scientific American

The South Ferry station at the tip of Manhattan still resembles an aquatic environment after it flooded during the 2012 storm.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Warren Buffett Faces Pressure for More Disclosure

FT (sub may be required)

Analysts are asking Buffett to consider expanding disclosures, particularly about Berkshire’s large insurance businesses.

Bigger Container Ships Pose Bigger Risks

WSJ (sub may be required)

Insurers, others worry about the potential for catastrophic accidents.

Absolute Hedge UCITS Strategy Review for 2014 – Winners & Losers

Hedge Fund Insight

Two cat bond funds among the top performing credit funds last year.

Bermuda Responds to Ed Miliband Plan on Tax Avoidance


Bermuda has said it is “surprised and disappointed” to be included on a list of places Ed Miliband says Labour would target in a tax avoidance clampdown.

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