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"Happy Hearts Fund" is a non-profit dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring opportunities to children after experiencing natural disasters. The fund's founder and chair Petra Nemcova, provides insight to its mission.
Even if a zombie apocalypse doesn't top your list of worries, it's a smart idea to prepare for one.
With hurricane season just around the corner, extreme weather outbreaks may put disaster preparedness and recovery plans to the test.
Dramatic video shot from a car shows roaring flames near a road in San Marcos, Calif.
The wildfires raging across California are the latest example of a grim reality: Wildfires are getting more dangerous, and costly.
Climate change and global warning will have a significant factor on sovereign credit ratings, S&P warned on Thursday.
Mr Buffett is more reluctant to insure people against natural disasters – because it no longer pays, the Financial Times reports.
Lloyd’s of London called on the insurance industry to factor climate change into risk models on Thursday.
NBC's Jay Gray reports the latest developments on devastating tornadoes striking the Midwest.
State regulators have linked earthquake activity in Ohio to fracking, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for a ban.
Investors pumped $1.2 billion into catastrophe bonds in the first quarter, betting on a mild hurricane season this summer.
Following an 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Northern Chile, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck the western coast of Panama. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports.
As residents pick up the pieces from Friday's 5.1 quake in Southern California, most will have to pay for the damage themselves.
Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, discusses how Japan has changed since a devastating earthquake rocked the country in March 2011.
The effects of climate change, "if any," have not affected the insurance market, Warren Buffett told CNBC—adding he's not calculating catastrophe probabilities differently.
Natural gas prices are likely to stay low for the next 20 years, with a long-term annual average price of $4 to $5 per million Btu, a study says.
Futures soared on forecasts of another polar vortex descending on North America and unusually cold temperatures in March.
FEMA has quietly moved the lines on its maps to benefit oceanfront condo buildings and million-dollar homes.
Hundreds of technicians and engineers are camped out in Tokyo hotels trying to revive Japan's nuclear industry.
Jeff Ng, Economist, Southeast Asia at Standard Chartered, analyses the latest gross domestic product report and the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippine economy.