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In a discussion hosted by Knowledge at Wharton, Professors Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem discuss their research into the creative policies and practices companies have adopted to curb against the the risks imposed by disaster. Through this work, they distilled a 10-part checklist for avoiding future calamities.
Latest U.S.-China concerns lie deep under the sea; Trump administration to divert FEMA funds to border; Trump seeks to reduce Alaska logging restrictions; U.S. president pushes for border wall by election day; Former Fed President writes rebuke of Trump but Fed pushes back.
In the face of increasing disaster-related property damage, fewer people are still purchasing the necessary insurance policies. As such, Prof. Carolyn Kousky has advocated for policies that make it harder to drop the expenses in the first place.
Trump can’t work with Democrats “under these circumstances”; Disaster deal talks stall; Political crackdown on Agriculture Department economists; Trump Administration announcing farm sector bailout; U.S. jobless claims fall more than expected; U.S. new home sales drops from near 11-1/2-year high in April.
Labor board issues key Uber ruling; Lawmakers scrutinize Chinese visa program on IP concerns; House votes to extend National Flood Insurance Program; Retail sales decline in April
National Earthquake Information Center
The mission of the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) is to determine rapidly the location and size of all destructive earthquakes worldwide - and to immediately disseminate this information to concerned national and international agencies, scientists, and the general public.
The NEIC compiles and maintains an extensive, global seismic database on earthquake parameters and their effects that serves as a solid foundation for basic and applied earth science research.
Quick link to Earthquake Data: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/