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  • Earthquake Rattles U.S. East Coast Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 6:04 AM ET
    Earthquake Rattles U.S. East Coast

    People are still buzzing about the strong earthquake that rattled the East coast yesterday. CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the details on the damages caused and the safety procedures following the quake.

  • Bashing EPA Is New Theme in GOP Race Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 10:33 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) addresses the Blackhawk County Republican annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa.

    The Environmental Protection Agency is emerging as a favorite target of the Republican presidential candidates, who portray it as the very symbol of a heavy-handed regulatory agenda imposed by the Obama administration that they say is strangling the economy. The New York Times reports.

  • Tuna War Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 4:52 PM ET
    Tuna War

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the story behind two of America's biggest tuna brands in the midst of a big legal fight with Greenpeace.

  • Tuna Firms Object to Greenpeace Use of Their Mascots Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 4:50 PM ET
    Fresh fish is displayed at a New York market.

    Lawyers for some of the nation’s largest tuna fish companies have fired off cease-and-desist letters to the environmental group Greenpeace, objecting to the use of their familiar cartoon mascots in a video the industry considers violent and tasteless.

  • Tamminen: The City of the Future is Already Here Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 9:46 AM ET
    Toys 'R' Us Times Square

    There are vast economic development opportunities in efficiency, renewable energy, and converting waste into valuable assets, says blogger Terry Tamminen.

  • Ford, GM US Sales Rise, But Consumer Doubts Persist Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 5:32 PM ET
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    Major automakers posted July U.S. sales that ticked higher from the slump of recent months, but failed to dispel doubts about the strength of the economy and the mood of American consumers

  • Homes of the Future Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 4:35 PM ET
    Since time immemorial, mankind has dreamed of what the future might hold. Would advances in medicine neuter deadly diseases as yet unconquerable? Would advances in science lead to the exploration of distant star systems? Would advances in architecture make houses look all curvy, like on the animated TV show "The Jetsons"?In the middle decades of the 20th century, homes of the future were uniformly depicted in films and television shows as identical, no matter the purpose or location. A three-bed

    Some of the designs are bold, some are bizarre, and some seem unlikely to get past the drafting table.

  • CNBC Poll: Is FEMA Doing A Good Job? Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:38 AM ET
    Stormy Weather - A CNBC Special Report

    Six years after Hurricane Katrina and countless subsequent disasters many are still questioning the effectiveness of  the Federal Emergency Management Agency . 

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    Insurers call windstorm coverage — including  hurricanes, tornadoes, and hail — the  "market of last resort,"  which comes with its own special rates applied to areas most prone to disaster.

  • Stormy Weather - A CNBC Special Report

    This year has already been a record one for storm damage, with more severe weather of all kinds.

  • Disaster Prevention Spawns a Cottage Industry Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:34 AM ET
    Deluxe Preparedness Kit

    A not-so-small cottage industry is now built around disaster preparation. While it never hurts to be prepared, say experts, how much of this industry is actually playing into people’s fears?

  • Insurance Industry Grapples With Climate Change Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito city

    To what degree a catastrophic event might be caused by climate change is impossible to measure at this stage, so global warming isn’t being directly priced into insurance premiums.

  • Cleaning Up On The Clean-Up of Natural Disasters Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Damaged vehicles in parking lot of St. John's Hospital after tornado hit in Joplin, Missouri.

    Companies like ServiceMaster,  ServPro, Disaster Kleenup International and the Signature Group are ready to mobilize workers by the hundreds to respond to catastrophe for days and weeks on end.

  • Homeowners Face a Tricky Property Insurance Market Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:30 AM ET
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    Homeowner insurance costs and coverage vary widely state to state, forcing many consumers to navigate multiple policies and pay multiple premiums to cover one home. 

  • Natural Gas

    New pipelines and high storage levels will combine to prevent a repeat of 2005 when hurricanes Katrina and Rita interrupted supply and prices spiked.

  • A forest burns during a backburn operation to fight the Wallow Firen in Nutrioso, Arizona.

    Wildfires that burn more than 100,000 acres—an even considered rare 30 years ago—are now the rule rather than the exception, according to a 2008 paper by the National Center for Policy analysis.

  • FireIce, by GelTech Solutions

    With the ever-growing encroachment of people into formerly rural, wildfire-prone areas you have the recipe for disaster — and a potential opportunity for businesses with products designed to help homeowners cope with the fires.

  • Business Forecast — Good Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:26 AM ET
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    Private-sector meteorologists are selling customized weather data to a myriad of enterprises — from agriculture to construction to transportation .

  • Tamminen: Beware Of The Law of Unintended Consequences Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 11:27 AM ET
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    The House of Representatives has proposed legislation to cut Environmental Protection Agency funding by almost 20 percent and curtail its ability to tackle a wide range of pollution issues.

  • Power Transmission Companies Are Hot: Analyst Friday, 22 Jul 2011 | 11:19 AM ET

    The summer heat is intense over most of the U.S. this week and the nation's power grid "is holding up" despite "some pretty serious load," Baird senior policy analyst Christine Tezak told CNBC Friday.