March 14, 2016: Financing Pandemic Risk, Houston's Hurricane Plan Questioned and Insurers Living Less Than Zero
Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today
The European Weather Forecast Model Already Kicking America’s Butt Just Improved
Ars Technika UK
Better resolution will allow the world’s best model to improve local forecasts.
New Houston Hurricane Plan Stirs the Pot
A new proposal to protect the Houston area from hurricanes is reigniting controversy.
Wildfire Emissions Worse in Polluted Areas
University of California
Researchers have found that biomass grown in areas of poor air quality releases more pollutants when burned than biomass grown in clean air.
Is the US Ready for the Next Big Pandemic?
The possibility of epidemic in a highly globalized world, however, is not the only threat to public health.
Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today
How the Global Financial Community is Dealing with Pandemic Risk
Banks and insurers and developing tools to reduce the impact of pandemics in developing nations.
Insurers Hit By Zero Interest Rates
The European Central Bank’s Decision to slash interest rates had hit German life insurance providers hard, and many complain people no longer have an incentive to save into these policies.
To Defray His Legal Costs in Defamation Suits, Cosby Turns to His Insurance
Luckily for Cosby, he has homeowners’ insurance.
Blackstone Group Near Deal to Sell Hotel Portfolio to Anbang Insurance Group
WSJ (sub may be required)
China’s Anbang already owns New York’s iconic Waldorf Astoria
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