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How Catastrophe Bonds Help Mitigate the Impact of Climate Change

By transferring the risk of natural disasters, countries improve economic resilience and have greater access to capital to provide relief to citizens if an extreme weather event does occur.

How Better Weather Tech Can Provide Safeguards Against Climate Change

Have you ever wondered why the weather forecast is wrong so often? Well, there’s a reason—but it doesn’t have to be this way.

More Climate Reporting, At Last

Big name outlets and TV weather reporters lead the way, but there’s still more to do.

Did Crummy Weather Tech Force the Politicians’ Blizzard Error?

Could better technology have prevented today's shocking decision-making blunder by Governor Andrew Cuomo and other political officials about winter storm Juno that led to a total economic shutdown across the Northeast United States? Weather prediction...

Gadgets for Surviving Six More Weeks of Winter

Here at Techonomy’s home in New York City, we, like so many across the United States, are enduring one of the snowiest winters on record. Being snowbound at home, the office, and on mass transit...

Using Tech to Anticipate Tornado Strikes

Approximately 16 minutes before the massive twister struck Oklahoma on Monday, meteorologists used satellites and radars to issue a tornado warning in Oklahoma City. Sixteen minutes may not be much time—but it’s certainly a major...

Tech Companies Pitch in to Provide Storm Support to Startups

Many tech and media businesses have been disrupted by power loss and connectivity issues in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. But several companies, like the social media optimization service SocialFlow, are fortunate to have fully...