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  • EarthRisk Technologies Announces First Fully Operational `Genetic Algorithm` for Long-Range Commercial Weather Forecasts

    EarthRisk Technologies, a pioneer in the research, analysis and visualization of extreme temperature and weather pattern risks, released today TempRisk 4.0, an important update of the company's flagship platform used for detecting both hot and cold weather patterns up to 40 days before they occur. The core improvement for TempRisk 4.0 is the introduction of the new comprehensive empirical ...


    By Riskpulse

  • Software predicts where El Niño will strike next

    El Niño events periodically wreak havoc on the world's weather, increasing the risk of hurricanes and flooding in some regions, and droughts and forest fires in others. But despite telltale signs of their presence in the Pacific Ocean, including a reversal of ocean currents and large temperature rises, it can be hard to tell where else El Niños are having an effect. However, forecasting the ...

  • Better Water, Better Cities

    Today, more than half the world’s population live in towns and cities. Demographic growth and migration may only exacerbate this trend and by 2050, 70% of the population could be living in urban areas. If we do not take the right measures, rapid urbanization will outpace formal planning. Cities and urban dwellers will be over-exposed to weather-related hazards and will be left with ...


    By World Water Council

  • What OTIF Programs Mean for the Supply Chain

    The Road to On-Time In-Full The ability to meet customer demand is a primary measure of success. Consumer demand is a driving force for the production of goods and services. Increasing demand places pressure on companies to produce more faster to whoever their customers may be. The Amazon effect has shifted everyone’s perspective on how quickly items should be delivered. Customers ...


    By Riskpulse

  • Managing extreme weather events and risks

    A comprehensive international report on managing the risks of extreme weather events has confirmed what scientific evidence has already concluded; that climate change is a leading cause of dramatic weather extremes and without adequate preparation, the econnomic and social consequences could be dire. The 592 page Special report on managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EU supports global insurance fund to help ACP countries `weather future storms` from climate change

    The European Commission (EC) has provided EUR 24.5 million in funding as the first donor for the Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF). The GIIF aims to mitigate weather and catastrophic risks in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries through the application of index insurance. Index insurance solutions guarantee beneficiaries, including smallholders, rapid payments following natural disasters ...

  • Atmospheric and Environmental Research Teams with NOAA on Hail and Severe Storms Risk Management Initiative

    A collaboration announced today uses NOAA research and data to help the insurance industry anticipate and react to storm damage, saving time and money. The alliance between Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) and the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) supports the research and development of operational weather risk management solutions for ...

  • EOS Climate Voted Best Project Developer by Leading Environmental Market Participants

    For the second straight year, EOS Climate has won top recognition by Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance magazine, in the publication's 13th Annual Market Survey. The awards are for Best Project Developer - North American Markets and Runner-up for Best Offset Originator – California. The closely-watched awards are based on surveys of leading participants in the carbon, U.S. ...


    By EOS Climate

  • 14th annual Environmental Finance market rankings

    Voting in Environmental Finance's annual market rankings has started. The publication is soliciting votes for the best brokers, trading companies, banks, law firms, consultants and project developers in the carbon, renewable energy, weather and catastrophe risk markets. Every year from 2004 to 2012 GreenStream Network Plc has been voted the “Best Broker - Renewable Energy Certificates ...


    By GreenStream Network Plc

  • Use Weather to Reduce Freight Spend

    Rising Transportation Costs Experts say shippers’ main focus these days is on managing global risks that include higher supply chain costs. These costs are adding up, hitting shippers hard and forcing them to look at advanced data analytics to help identify risks and opportunities for efficiencies. Costs are a constant challenge. The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. companies ...


    By Riskpulse

  • Xactware and AER to Help the Insurance Industry Validate Weather-Related Claims Quickly

    A collaboration announced today uses weather analysis to help property/casualty insurance carriers validate storm damage claims quickly, saving time and improving customer service for policyholders. Xactware, a leading provider of technology to the property insurance, remodeling, and restoration industries, and Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), a leading provider of weather risk ...

  • DNV GL and Monday Morning Institute Commence Global Workshops Addressing Urgent Societal Challenges

    A new global initiative launched today by DNV GL and the Monday Morning Global Institute aims to identify opportunities for sustainable responses to social, environmental and economic mega challenges. A series of eight workshops around the globe marks the start of the identification process. The results will be published in the first Global Opportunity Report in January 2015. The workshops are ...

  • Philippine economy on the mend, but challenges to sustainable growth remain, says ADB

    The Philippines is expected to recover significantly this year and next from a very weak 2009, but needs to seriously address several constraints to growth if it is to reach its full potential, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says in a new major report. The Asian Development Outlook 2010 (ADO 2010), ADB's flagship annual economic publication, released today, forecasts the country's gross ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Migration due to climate change demands attention

    Governments in Asia and the Pacific need to prepare for a large increase in climate-induced migration in the coming years, says a forthcoming report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Typhoons, cyclones, floods and drought are forcing more and more people to migrate. In the past year alone, extreme weather in Malaysia, Pakistan, the People's Republic of China, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • More flooding expected as severe weather hits UK

    The Environment Agency is urging people to stay away from exposed coastal areas and to prepare for severe weather bringing the risk of high waves and flooding to Wales, the south west and southern England. With severe gale force winds gusting up to 80m.p.h combining with large waves and high spring tides across southern and western parts of the British Isles from early Monday morning, the ...

  • Switch to Rotork eliminates trauma of unreliability on River Thames weir

    Rotork IQ3 non-intrusive intelligent electric actuators have been chosen to replace unreliable actuators for the operation of radial gates on an important river management weir on the River Thames. Hambleden Weir plays a critical role in maintaining the level and flow in an area that is used extensively for recreational activities, including the stretch of river that hosts the world famous ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Ultrasonic water level sensors monitor flooding in the Philippines

    A variety of factors make the Philippines, and especially the Manila region, among the most flood prone in the world. Tropical rains flow rapidly from mountain uplands to the Manila basin where dense urbanization accelerates run-off. To make matters worse, Manila is built on lowlands that are getting lower due to ground water extraction and the weight of urban concrete and steel. As a result, ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • Despite Growing Engagement, Corporate Environmental Impacts Continue To Grow, Says Study

    The most comprehensive assessment of corporate sustainability activity to date shows that while companies around the world engage in a wide range of sustainability initiatives, the costs to the environment continue to grow. The sixth annual “State of Green Business” report (download free at greenbiz.com/stateofgreenbusiness), published by GreenBiz Group in association with Trucost, ...


    By GreenBiz Group Inc.

  • Fire risk in Mediterranean Europe mapped using satellite images

    Satellite observations are valuable aids to detect and monitor fire activity. A recent study has investigated how satellite images of fire activity, together with information on vegetation cover and fire risk associated with long and short-term atmospheric conditions could be used to help authorities better manage the risk of wildfires in Mediterranean Europe. Wildfires, especially in southern ...

  • Shutting the door on Climategate

    According to a study published this week by the Berkley Earth Project, which includes US physicists, climatologists and statisticians, the average world land temperatures climbed approximately 1 degree Celsius since the mid-1950s. The Berkley project, funded among others by the Koch Foundation, linked to the company which Greenpeace called a 'kingpin of climate science denial,' has analysed data ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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