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Two U.S. dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs

February 22, 2017 Michael R. Blood - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES – Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters

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Storms preview sea rise damage to California roads, cities

January 31, 2017 Ellen Knickmeyer - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – Ocean rise already is worsening the floods and high tides sweeping California this stormy winter, climate experts say, and this month’s damage and deaths highlight that even a state known as a global leader in fighting climate

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2016 marks three consecutive years of record warmth for the globe: NOAA

January 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The year 2016 marked three consecutive years of record warmth for the globe, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Wednesday. “With a boost from El Niño, 2016 began with a bang,” NOAA said in a press release.

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Canada’s energy, utilities sectors should beef up climate change competency: report

January 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Companies in Canada’s most carbon-intensive sectors are not demonstrating “climate competency” in the boardroom and should be doing so to address climate change issues, suggests a report this week by Shareholder Association for Research & Education (SHARE). “Investors are increasingly

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Strategic planning of Canada’s p&c industry must extend to five, 10 years: Cook

January 11, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry must look farther ahead in its strategic planning than it may be used to ensure it fully grasps developing conditions and can address related changes, Philip Cook, CEO of Omega Insurance Holdings Inc., suggested

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Research on earthquakes, tsunamis and climate change to benefit from federal investment of $46.6 million to Ocean Networks Canada

January 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government has provided a five-year $46.6 million investment to the University of Victoria’s (UVic) Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) to support its continued research and development. ONC pioneers ocean observatories that stream live data 24/7 to researchers across Canada

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Severe weather, nat-cats cause record insurable damage in Canada: IBC/CatIQ

January 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Severe weather last year exacted a heavy toll in terms of insured losses, with the $4.9 billion hit dwarfing the previous annual record of $3.2 billion in 2013, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reports. Flooding in southern Alberta and the

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2016 costliest 12 months for natural catastrophes in the last four years: Munich Re

January 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The US$175 billion in natural catastrophes losses in 2016 – the lion’s share of which were uninsured – dwarfed those in the previous year and were just shy of 2012’s US$180 billion total, Munich Re reports. The research released Wednesday

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Alberta minister says province ‘still standing’ on Day 2 of carbon tax

January 3, 2017 Rob Drinkwater - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said the province was “still standing” a day after its carbon tax took effect, and Albertans who opposed the levy could start seeing rebate cheques within days. But Opposition Wildrose critic Don MacIntyre

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Global warming’s fingerprints seen in 24 weird weather cases

December 16, 2016 Seth Borenstein - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – A new scientific report finds man-made climate change played some role in two dozen extreme weather events last year but not in a few other weird weather instances around the world. An annual report released Thursday by the

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PM hails national climate change deal, but without Saskatchewan, Manitoba

December 11, 2016 Bruce Cheadle - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared victory Friday in his campaign to craft a national “framework” agreement on climate change – even though Saskatchewan and Manitoba refused to sign on to the deal and British Columbia claimed a major

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Actuaries Climate Index launched to measure changes in extreme weather events and sea level in Canada, continental U.S.

November 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Organizations representing the actuarial profession in Canada and the United States have launched the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI), a quarterly measure of changes in extreme weather events and sea levels. The ACI, available online at ActuariesClimateIndex.org, is an educational tool