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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.
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.
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.
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.
There are vast economic development opportunities in efficiency, renewable energy, and converting waste into valuable assets, says blogger Terry Tamminen.
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
Some of the designs are bold, some are bizarre, and some seem unlikely to get past the drafting table.
Six years after Hurricane Katrina and countless subsequent disasters many are still questioning the effectiveness of the Federal Emergency Management Agency .
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.
This year has already been a record one for storm damage, with more severe weather of all kinds.
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?
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.
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.
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.
New pipelines and high storage levels will combine to prevent a repeat of 2005 when hurricanes Katrina and Rita interrupted supply and prices spiked.
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.
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.
Private-sector meteorologists are selling customized weather data to a myriad of enterprises — from agriculture to construction to transportation .
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.
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.