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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 .
A heat wave that spread from the Midwest to the Northeast tormented millions of people with blasts of 100-degree temperatures and bog-like humidity as blackouts struck neighborhoods and deaths were blamed on the hot weather.
If the scorching heat wave continues much longer, there could be an impact on the U.S. corn crop—and on consumer's wallets.
Farmers with the money and equipment to irrigate are running wells dry in an unseasonably early and particularly brutal national drought that some say could rival the Dust Bowl days. The pain has spread across 14 states, from Florida, where severe water restrictions are in place, to Arizona, the New York Times reports.
"In addition to the shock value...we need to seriously question whether a double dip is there. I would say it's back on the table," says one strategist.
Is water the next big investment idea? Australia is sure betting on it. The industry is valued at up to $27 billion in Australia, while last year alone over $3 billion in water rights were traded in the open market.
Corn futures are trading near all-time highs and look to climb even higher as the U.S. crop faces tight supplies and surging demand. Here's what it means for your wallet and for some agriculture stocks.
China’s freeze on new nuclear projects could last until the beginning of 2012, according to a senior industry official, underlining the gravity of China’s nuclear safety review. The FT reports.
Raised debt ceiling rejected, May auto sales slumped and the LinkedInIPO emulated. Here's what we're watching...
It's been a stormy year for U.S. property insurers, and hurricane season hasn't even started yet. But shares of these companies could be jumping if a bad year in weather prompts premium increases.
European airlines should be allowed to deal with the consequences of the most recent Icelandic volcano eruption themselves, Michael O’Leary, the chief executive of Ryanair told CNBC Monday.
The federal government’s main weather forecasting agency warns of an “above average” hurricane season this summer, yet the energy market yawns...
Experts in the corn, wheat and soy markets expect the sharp pullback in recent weeks to be little more than a temporary correction as heavy rain and strong demand cause prices to rebound.
2011 has been a difficult year for those in the South and Midwest United States. Following are a collection of images that show the destruction created from the tornadoes this year.
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