Weather Environment

  • Building Back the Economy?

    While rebuilding can be an offset to the losses from natural disasters, it's the general economic thinking that you rarely end up positive when all the costs are counted, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Superstorm Sandy: Impact on Energy

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson explains the process of shutting down and bringing a refinery back online. And John Hofmeister, fmr. president & CEO of U.S. operations at Shell Oil Co., offers insight on East Coast refineries in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.

  • Insurance Damage Tally

    Blaise D'Antoni, Burns & Wilcox, offers insight on the damage post-Sandy.

  • Hurricane Sandy a Double-Whammy for Households

    Even those U.S. households which aren’t directly affected by Hurricane Sandy could face an unwelcome rise in their insurance premiums in the wake of this massive, drenching storm.

  • Report: Sandy Ravages New York Properties

    CNBC's Brian Shactman tells the network that property damage caused by Hurricane Sandy's powerful winds in New York is expected to be the biggest concern when officials assess the area on Tuesday.

  • Clean Harbor CEO: Hurricane Sandy & Safety-Kleen Buy

    Clean Harbor Chairman & CEO Alan McKim, says his emergency crews are ready to help customers during Hurricane Sandy, and discusses his company's acquisition of Safety-Kleen.

  • Sandy Rushes Towards Shoreline

    Hurricane Sandy is moving a little bit faster than expected, which means more wind, reports Todd Gross, meteorologist.

  • Sandy Rushes Towards Shoreline

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from Battery Park as the storm approaches the shoreline.

  • Sustained Winds Reach 85 MPH

    The very latest on Hurricane Sandy, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Tamminen: Leaders Must 'Wake Up' About Climate Change

    Perhaps no major issue facing the entire world is more pressing than climate change, yet so far neither of our candidates for president has demonstrated that they are “awake” to either the impacts or the solutions.

  • 'Frankenstorm' Threat Launches Mass Evacuations

    It seems likely that Sandy will impose greater destruction of property, and add to that the loss of about two days commercial activity, spread over a week across 25 percent of the economy, an initial estimate of the economic losses imposed by Sandy is about $35 to 45 billion.

  • Market Outlook: Investors Bracing for More Than One Big Storm

    As we enter the final days of the 2012 race, with each campaign raising and spending an unprecedented amount of money, the final call on who wins or loses may come down to something as simple as the weather on Election Day.

  • We’re Not Looking for Rosneft Deal…Yet: Lukoil

    Benchmark oil prices will likely gain this week after data showed the U.S. housing market recovery is accelerating and China’s economy displayed  signs of stabilizing after its worst slump since the global financial crisis, according to CNBC’s latest survey of oil market sentiment.

  • A Rogue Climate Experiment Outrages Scientists

    A California businessman chartered a fishing boat in July, loaded it with 100 tons of iron dust and cruised through Pacific waters off western Canada, spewing his cargo into the sea in an ecological experiment that has outraged scientists and government officials, The New York Times reports.

  • Tamminen: The New Politics May Be Hazardous to Your Health

    There are many approaches to sustainability challenges, so an robust debate about how to reduce pollution and make the country more energy self-sufficient is indispensable, but there can’t be a fair hearing of these choices when one side is allowed to shout while the other can only whisper.

  • Mideast Crisis May Trump Macro Risks in Oil Market 'Tug of War'

    Benchmark oil prices will likely gain this week as continued turmoil in the Middle East outweighs global growth concerns, CNBC's latest survey of oil market sentiment showed.

  • Pros: Corn Pop to Continue

    Corn surges 4 percent on the USDA crop report. Should investors buy the corn pop, with Chip Flory, Pro Farmer Newsletter, CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • A fruit grower carries a bucket of freshly harvested strawberries on a farm in Gouso.

    India, a major player in global agriculture, has struggled to attract foreign investment. But that may change.

  • A fruit grower carries a bucket of freshly harvested strawberries on a farm in Gouso.

    India, a major player in global agriculture, has struggled to attract foreign investment. But that may change.

  • Crowd of spectators

    By 2100, some 10 million people will inhabit the earth, according to the United Nations.  When that happens will we encounter an “unprecedented planetary emergency” or can engineering, technology and the human spirit rise to the challenges posed by 10 billion people on earth?