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The Role of Insurance in Climate Adaption

New research tests the promise of insurance to harden the U.S. economy to tropical storms.

Engineering with Nature to Face Down Hurricane Hazards

Natural and engineered nature-based structures offer promise for storm-related disaster risk reduction and flood mitigation, as long as researchers can adequately monitor and study them.

EU Proposes Immediate Loss and Damage Fund, Emissions Peak Before 2025

A dramatic new offer from the plenary floor at COP 27, in which rich countries would immediately set up a loss and damage fund in exchange for a pledge to peak greenhouse gas emissions before...

Reaching New Levels in Groundwater Monitoring

As regions around the world face record-breaking droughts, researchers are using seismology to track groundwater levels and show that sustainable policies reduce strain on aquifers.

Major Investment in Air-Conditioning Needed to Address Future Heat Waves

More than 80% of urban residents will need air-conditioning by the 2050s, but many of the world’s poorer countries may struggle to meet that demand.

The Business of Business is Climate

The climate is telling us something’s wrong. Business is starting to hear the message. U.S. Steel, Ericsson, and other companies are changing, and finding new ways to work with environmentalists.

Business May Be Our Only Hope For Climate

Our crises grow. Governments are slow to act. Business has an opportunity and a responsibility to take the reins, and even to save the world.

Watersheds & Foodsheds: Climate Change’s Impact on the American West

More than 1 in 10 Americans get some, if not all, of their municipal water from the Colorado River Basin. It's drying up, putting our food and economy at grave risk.

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.

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