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NOAA: 6th Warmest August on Record

August 2022 was the world’s sixth-warmest August in 143 years, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. The warm August wrapped up the Northern Hemisphere’s second-hottest meteorological summer on record. Climate by the numbers August 2022 The …

Claims People: Venbrook, CRU Group, MedMal Direct

Venbrook Names Pippin Chief Claims Officer Venbrook Group, LLC, an independent insurance, benefits, claims, and risk services firms in the U.S., announced the appointment of Louis Pippin as Chief Claims Officer, Venbrook Claims Services. Venbrook Claims Services offers clients a …

Insurer Loses Bid to Recover $340M Payout for Dubai Hotel Fire

An insurance company that was ordered to pay more than a billion Dirhams in damages for a 2015 New Year’s Eve fire in Dubai has lost a civil lawsuit that it filed to try and recover the money. Two years …

EU Seeks Tougher Cybersecurity Rules for Smart Devices

The European Union’s executive arm proposed new legislation Thursday that would force manufacturers to ensure that devices connected to the internet meet cybersecurity standards, making the 27-nation bloc less vulnerable to attacks. The EU said a ransomware attack takes place …

Study: Four Major Tipping Points Close to Triggering Hotter Temps

Even if the world somehow manages to limit future warming to the strictest international temperature goal, four Earth-changing climate “tipping points” are still likely to be triggered with a lot more looming as the planet heats more after that, a …

Heavy Rain After Deadly China Quake Complicates Recovery

BEIJING (AP) — Heavy rains are complicating earthquake recovery efforts in southwestern China, where the death toll from Monday’s disaster has risen to 82. More than 20,000 people have been moved to temporary shelters amid the threat of landslides and …

Lloyd’s of London Sets Aside $1.3B for Ukraine Claims

LONDON –– Lloyd’s of London has set aside 1.1 billion pounds ($1.26 billion) to pay claims related to the war in Ukraine, the commercial insurance market said on Thursday, as it recorded a first-half pre-tax loss of 1.8 billion pounds. …

Hurricane Kay Heads to Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Kay gained strength in the Pacific Wednesday and began lashing Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, where authorities prepared by opening shelters and closing some roads. Forecasters said there’s a chance outer bands of the big storm …

China’s Earthquake Rescue Work Hindered by Covid Zero Controls

Rescue work after China’s most recent earthquake has been hindered by the country’s slavish adherence to a Covid Zero strategy, sparking protests and adding another layer of stress for residents and emergency personnel in the region that has already suffered …

Hurricane Kay Threatens Baja California Coast; Hurricane Earl Forms in the Atlantic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Kay lashed Mexico’s Pacific coast with rain Tuesday as it moved northward toward the Baja California Peninsula. Kay’s maximum sustained winds rose to 85 mph (140 kph), with forecasters saying it could brush the peninsula …

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