Items tagged with natural disasters:
News & Updates:
In a discussion on carbon tax legislation, or lack thereof, Penn Law Professor Cary Coglianese examines the covert ways in which climate change has actually incurred an unfair and often disparate charge on US citizens due to events such as property damage from natural disasters and depreciating air quality following mass fires.
In a discussion on the increasing burden of CFO’s to become responsible for natural disasters, Wharton Professor Howard Kunreuther explains how disaster preparedness actually provides significant long term returns for companies
In a discussion on the ensuing efforts to mitigate the effects of the recent major California Wildfires, Wharton Professor Howard Kunreuther insists on a focus on not only policy to address the issue, but also increasing community awareness and commitment to the necessary change.
Resilience. It’s the new buzzword going around the U.S. electricity sector, and it’s defined by an electrical grid’s ability to recover from major disturbances (read: cyberattacks and natural disasters). President Trump and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry have accordingly introduced plans to support struggling coal and nuclear plants because of their ability to store backup fuel on-site.
EPA halt transition to new Energy Star metrics due to concerns from landlords; Trump salvages a win for farmers as 15% ethanol gasoline is now to be available year round; Trump dissents despite unprecedented climate change predictions from UN; Small business optimism drops.
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/