October 3, 2014

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Sea Level Rise and Tidal Flooding: Forthcoming Report on Encroaching Tides Signals a New Chapter for Many Coastal Communities

Union of Concerned Scientists 

Next week, UCS is releasing a new report that takes a hard look at this question for the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts, and outlines in detail the central and disruptive role that tidal flooding is poised to play.

Japan Braces For 300-Mile-Wide Typhoon

Sky News

Phanfone could bring devastating winds, huge waves and landslides to a nation already hit by several natural disasters in 2014.

Fire as a Source of Destruction—and Innovation

WSJ (sub may be required)

The historical legacies left in the ashes of great blazes in Rome, London, Chicago and elsewhere

HIV Pandemic Originated in Kinshasa in the 1920s, Say Scientists

The Guardian

Thriving city with multiple transport links and influx of male labourers made it perfect incubator for pandemic strain of HIV.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

USAA Seeks FAA Approval to Use Drones at Disaster Sites


The firm said it could use drones to examine damage and evaluate claims before sending employees.

Consumers May Have Been Missold ‘Death Bonds’

FT Adviser

Investors who used an unregulated collective investment scheme of “death bonds” may have been mis-sold products, the FCA has said.

Up and at ’Em

The Economist

Slim, trim and solvent, ING is looking to regain its disruptive mojo.

Cyberinsurance Resurges In The Wake Of Mega-Breaches

Information Week’s Dark Reading

Insurance policies customized for cyberattack protection are on the rise as businesses worry they could be the next Target.

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