Would you take a storm more seriously if it was named after a Greek god? The Weather Channel thinks so, feeling it will be easier for folks to track the storm and get the word out on social media.
John Nelson, chairman of Lloyd's of London, says the drop in the level of major catastrophe losses, following a historically disastrous 2011, helped Lloyd's return to profit.
Your best business plans can go up in smoke if you're not planning now for the 'worst case scenario,' says this blogger.
A look at why commodity prices are skyrocketing as a result of this summer's drought, with Jason Roose, U.S. Commodities analyst.
Colorado Springs officials say hundreds of homes have been destroyed by a raging wildfire that has encroached on the state's second-largest city and threatened the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Tropical Storm Debby spun drenching rains Monday over northern Florida as it hung nearly stationary over the Gulf of Mexico, making its biggest threat flooding rather than winds.
In East Tennessee, a "natural disaster" is staged to get federal crop insurance. Another farmer in California claims desert scrub land as a wheat field. As the crop insurance program expands, fraud is likely to increase. With CNBC's Scott Cohn.
Japan has given final approval for the restart of two nuclear reactors, a move that will end a total shutdown of the atomic power sector caused by safety fears raised by last year’s crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. The FT reports.
This year's Atlantic hurricane season is expected to produce a normal number of tropical storms, with up to eight becoming hurricanes, forecasters say. But beware: All it takes is one big one.
A new Russian passenger plane went missing in Indonesia while on a demonstration flight arranged for potential buyers. Fifty people were on board, including diplomats, businesspeople and journalists.
Hundreds died and businesses lost billion in last year's floods, caused in part by overflow from dams filled to hedge against drought. This year, Thailand is testing different prevention measures. The CSM reports.
Indonesia's quake hits the rupiah and Cambodia tries to de-dollarize - it's time for your FX Fix.
As many as a dozen twisters touched down in a wrecking-ball swath of violent weather that stretched across Dallas and Fort Worth Wednesday.
There's a new zombie in town — sun-eye zombies, and they're a brain-eating byproduct of solar flares. Would you know how to survive them? That's the question you'll be asked in "Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse," an online college course that uses a zombie apocalypse to examine human behavior amid catastrophe.
Last year's triple Fukushima disaster – an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis trifecta -- claimed more than 19,000 lives and wreaked utter havoc on the affected area. But the cascading effects of the Fukushima catastrophe may prove to be even more serious and long-lasting.
A warm winter is chilling natural gas prices. A huge supply glut and warmer than normal temperatures are keeping natural gas prices at decade lows. For that reason, analysts say the year's lows could be yet to come and prices could break down through the $2 per million BTUs level, sometime this spring, before heading higher.
Natural gas futures were higher Tuesday, but analyst say the year's low may be yet to be seen as abundant supply and a warm winter keep the pressure on prices. In fact, some analysts say the price could break $2 per million BTUs before it moves higher.
An Australian military aircraft on Friday was due to deliver needed supplies to a flood-stricken town hit by the worst of summer flooding in eastern parts of the country, with coal mining and agriculture also affected.
Under Armour is cutting its 2012 outlook for sales growth, blaming the mild winter for melting demand for its winter products, with James Duffy, Stifel Nicolaus.
Thailand’s economy has the potential to grow at 7 percent in 2012, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Kittirat Na-Ranong, told CNBC Friday. He added that the billions being spent this year on post-flood reconstruction projects would help boost the economy.