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South Carolina governor declares state of emergency after record rainfall

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has declared a state of emergency for the state, as flash flood warnings were issued for Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester in anticipation of rainfall between 10 and 15 inches.
Oct 6, 2015 9:36AM

Greenhouse gas methane from Canadian oil and gas sector can be reduced by nearly half using existing technologies, new research finds

Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from the Canadian oil and gas sector can be reduced by 45% below projected 2020 levels, all while using existing technologies, said a new study released on Monday by energy industry research firm...
Oct 5, 2015 4:15PM

Risk of serious cyberattack on nuclear infrastructure growing, independent policy institute finds

The risk of a serious cyberattack on global civil nuclear infrastructure is growing, as facilities become ever more reliant on digital systems and make increasing use of commercial ‘off-the-shelf’ software, according to a new report...
Oct 5, 2015 3:28PM

South Carolina flood: Swamped streets, hundreds of rescues, more door to door searches next

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Days of torrential rains kept much of South Carolina and its capital gripped by floodwaters early Monday as emergency workers promised renewed door-to-door searches for anyone still trapped after a weekend deluge and hundreds...
Oct 5, 2015 2:11PM

SGI certified eDocs for commercial lines

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has obtained eDocs certification for commercial lines, the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) announced.
Oct 5, 2015 1:07PM

The Co-operators acquires Ontario brokerage Browning Insurance Ltd.

Co-operators General Insurance Company announced on Monday that its wholly-owned subsidiary has purchased Browning Insurance Ltd., based in Chatham, Ont.
Oct 5, 2015 11:31AM

Saskatchewan Government Insurance and police focusing on distracted drivers throughout October

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and police around the province will be watching for drivers using cellphones as well as other actions such as taking their attention off the road while eating, grooming, setting a GPS or refereeing...
Oct 5, 2015 10:56AM

Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction stresses importance of establishing a science foundation for action at Science and Technology for Society forum in Japan

Dr. Gordon McBean, the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction’s (ICLR) director of policy, is stressing the importance of establishing a “science foundation for action” that addresses both energy and environmental issues.
Oct 5, 2015 10:10AM

Reinsurance industry should brace for more challenges: A.M. Best

Continued benign loss environment and strong performance by select publicly traded reinsurers in the first half of 2015 resulted in a healthy increase in average share price, but those positives seem to be giving way to challenges afoot in the...
Oct 5, 2015 8:07AM

'No single correct answer' on how to provide overland flood coverage but government must be involved: IBC

NICC MONTREAL - In order to make overland flood insurance work in Canada, government must be involved - in some way - in pre-planning, but Canada cannot necessarily copy from any other nation's flood program, Insurance Bureau of Canada's chief...
Oct 4, 2015 7:18PM

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