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Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks

LOS ANGELES - A blowout at a natural gas well that gushed uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said.
Feb 12, 2016 4:08PM


App aims to create "worldwide seismic detection network"

Scientists at the University of California (UC) Berkeley released on Friday a free Android app that taps into a smartphone’s ability to record ground shaking from an earthquake, with the goal of “creating a worldwide seismic...
Feb 12, 2016 3:49PM


North American energy ministers sign MOU on climate change and energy collaboration

Energy leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on climate change and energy collaboration following the North American Energy Ministers Meeting on Friday.
Feb 12, 2016 2:38PM


Combined ratio up 10.2 points at American International Group

American International Group Inc. reported Thursday its catastrophe-related losses in commercial property & casualty dropped 3% from 2014 to 2015 but the loss ratio deteriorated by 14.6 points after the New York City-based firm strengthened...
Feb 12, 2016 1:49PM


IT professionals in the United States overconfident in cyberattack detection: study

IT professionals in the United States are overconfident in their ability to detect cyberattacks, according to a study released on Thursday by Portland, Ore.-based Tripwire, Inc., a global provider of endpoint detection and response, security...
Feb 12, 2016 11:42AM


Nearly two-thirds of Canadians say Uber should have same regulations as taxi industry: Angus Reid survey

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of surveyed Canadians say that Uber should be subjected to the same regulations as the taxi industry, while only one in six (17%) would ban it in their city, according to a public opinion poll conducted by the Angus Reid...
Feb 12, 2016 10:08AM


Disasters in 2015, the hottest year on record, demonstrate need to adapt to climate change: UNISDR

Weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards, suggests a new analysis issued this week by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
Feb 12, 2016 8:27AM


Zurich aims to 'better account' for interconnectivity of risks in general insurance

Zurich Insurance Group reported a combined ratio of 103.6% in general insurance in 2015, up 6.8-points from 96.8% 2014, and while part of that was due to an explosion in a Chinese port last summer, the insurer said its results for the second...
Feb 11, 2016 4:16PM


Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 59; 76 still missing

TAINAN, Taiwan - The death toll from a weekend earthquake in Taiwan rose to 59 on Thursday, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of a collapsed residential building, the Ministry of Interior said.
Feb 11, 2016 3:54PM


Allied World launches suite of trade credit and political risk insurance products in Canada

Zug, Switzerland-based Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG announced on Thursday that its suite of trade credit and political risk insurance products are now available in Canada, as part of the Global Crisis Management Division (GCMD).
Feb 11, 2016 3:13PM


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