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Arctic Sea Ice Continues to Melt as Temperatures Rise

The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world. The extent of floating ice in the Arctic hit a new low …

Thailand Cracks Down on Traffic Fatalities, Seatbelts to be Mandatory

Thailand’s military government is cracking down on traffic carnage, invoking special executive powers accorded by an interim constitution to force automobile drivers and all their passengers to wear seatbelts. The move by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha comes ahead of next …

Sunken South Korea Ferry Raised 3 Years After Disaster

Almost three years after the Sewol ferry disaster that killed 304 people and led to calls for then-President Park Geun-hye’s resignation, South Korean authorities have raised the sunken ship to the surface. The head of the salvage committee, Lee Cheol-jo, …

More Extreme Weather Expected in 2017

Unusually warm weather in the Arctic is helping shift weather patterns this year from North America to the Middle East, after global warming shattered records in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Rising ocean temperatures that are melting polar …

People News: Berkley Program Specialists, ESIS, RLI

Berkley Program Specialists Appoints New Chief Claims Officer Cass Davis joins the executive leadership team as senior vice president and chief claims officer, according to an announcement by Berkley Program Specialists, a Berkley Company. In this position, Davis will be …

To Thwart Near Misses, Canada Issues Rules for Recreational Drones

Canada is bringing in strict measures and fines for recreational users of drones. Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Thursday announced restrictions to curb the number of incidents in which recreational drones have come too close to planes. The incidents have …

People News: AGCS, Safety National, BSA

Donavan to Lead AGCS Cyber Insurance Business Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) announced a change in its global cyber leadership team. Effective March 31, 2017, Emy R. Donavan will be promoted to hlobal head of Cyber reporting to …

Substantial Compensation Necessary to Stop AIG CEO Merry-go-Round

American International Group Inc.’s new chief executive officer can expect to deal with a volatile industry, pressure from ratings firms and a restless board. And if the past is any guide, the new leader won’t get an industry-leading compensation package …

Israel Becoming Center of Self-Driving Tech Firms

As the world moves toward an era of self-driving cars, Israel is positioning itself to be the Detroit of the future. The country has emerged as a global leader in the fast-growing field of driverless cars, as illustrated by Intel’s …

TEPCO, Japan Government Liable for Fukushima Failure

A court held Japan’s government and a utility liable on Friday for neglecting tsunami safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear plant and ordered them to pay more money to dozens out of the thousands of people who fled radiation released …

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