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  • NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The outgoing chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday the industry must finish making the safety changes required after a nuclear disaster in Japan, and it faces unresolved questions over how to store nuclear waste as existing plants close. Allison Macfarlane became the agency's leader in July 2012 after the stormy tenure of...

  • Besides losses from the Malaysia Airlines jet downed over Ukraine and the destruction of planes at Tripoli airport, property and casualty insurers saw few big payouts while life insurers reported a healthy rise in sales. Two years ago, insurers paid about $30 billion in claims after Hurricane Sandy battered the United States while floods in central Europe...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 26- Global warming in Africa may soon move bond markets. In 2016, the first climate change bonds will be issued from Africa- unique instruments that will enable the world's poorest continent to tap both capital markets and donor funds to bolster its defenses against extreme weather events such as prolonged drought or extreme heat.

  • WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia, Sept 4- Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels.

  • NAPA, Calif. Aug 28- During Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake, some $75,000 worth of bottles of wine, rum and whiskey flew off the shelves of Aiyaz Masani's liquor store in Napa, California.

  • STOCKHOLM, Aug 18- Iceland's Met Office on Monday raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to orange, which is the fourth level on a five-grade scale.

  • Hurricane hits Hawaii     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    NBC's Jennifer Bjorklund reports Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall in Hawaii with up to 11 inches of rain, and the islands are under flash flood warnings.

  • Hawaiians prepping seriously for storm     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    The Weather Channel Jim Cantore reports from Hilo, Hawaii, where residents are bracing for two rare hurricanes.

  • UCLA campus floods after water main break     Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:25 AM ET
    A man walks through flood water up stairs from a parking structure outside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014.

    A broken water main on Sunset Boulevard sent millions of gallons of water gushing through the UCLA campus on Tuesday.

  • Severe U.K. winter floods and storms will cost insurers around £1.2 billion ($2.0 billion), but the hit to the sector's earnings could be "limited".

  • Shifting flood zones impact insurance rates     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    NBC News Investigative Reporter Bill Dedman talks about how FEMA's flood zone changes are causing insurance premium hikes.

  • ‘Absolute core’ of UK economy hit by storms Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 5:56 AM ET

    Heavy storms that have flooded around 6,000 U.K. homes could knock more than 1 percent off economic growth, a U.K. economist told CNBC on Monday.

  • Nick Dixon, an ITV reporter, talks to a family affected by the severe U.K. flooding. The family say they are "devastated".

  • The economic impact of the UK floods     Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    Richard Holt, regional economist at Capital Economics, discusses the economic impact of the severe floods that have hit the U.K.

  • UK floods could cost insurers over $1 billion: Pro     Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Jeremy Haynes, insurance partner at Deloitte, says that if the flooding in the U.K. continues, the costs to insurers could surpass $1 billion.

  • Flood insurance battle reaching high-water mark Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
    Flood damage in Salina, Colo., in 2013

    A law that was designed to curb deficits in the national flood insurance program is now the target of repeals.

  • No more superstorms, please. We're not quite ready Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    A New Jersey community after Hurricane Sandy.

    As more severe weather events hit the country, analysts say the U.S. continues to suffer from a lack of preparation to handle them.

  • Flood insurance prices: 5 feet high and risin' Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 1:33 PM ET
    Floods swamp a house near the town of Hygiene, Colo.

    Cutbacks on subsidies for flood insurance are causing premiums to rise. Meanwhile, those who have coverage see difficulties in filing claims.

  • Colorado floods trigger oil spills     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

    NBC News' Joe Fryer reports Colorado is keeping an eye on 10 oil spills, where 2 are considered significant.

  • Boardwalk blaze & Colorado floods     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    Nearly a year after Super Storm Sandy hit the Jersey Shore, a fire has blazed through dozens of businesses on the Seaside Park boardwalk. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the latest. And NBC's Leanne Gregg reports from Boulder, Colorado, after 3 days of extremely heavy rain and floods killed at least 3 people.