Environmental Risk

Planning for Water Shortages

Planning for Water Shortages

Multi-year droughts may be part of a new normal that requires businesses to plan ahead for water shortages.

 
Scratching the Surface: The Animas River Spill and the Risks of Abandoned Mines

Scratching the Surface: The Animas River Spill and the Risks of Abandoned Mines

The Animas River spill highlights the environmental and regulatory risks posed by thousands of abandoned mines across the country.

 
The Broadening Scope of Pollution Legal Liability Insurance

The Broadening Scope of Pollution Legal Liability Insurance

Now that pollution legal liability policies are widening the scope of potential coverage, issues of notice and disclosure are the likeliest flashpoints for coverage disputes.

 
Retaining Insurance Coverage in the Face of Late Notice and Misconduct Exclusions

Retaining Insurance Coverage in the Face of Late Notice and Misconduct Exclusions

A Texas federal court recently ordered an insurer to reimburse an oil and gas company for costs and expenses incurred while defending against environmental claims.

 
Cut and Dry: What California’s Water Restrictions Mean for Risk Management

Cut and Dry: What California’s Water Restrictions Mean for Risk Management

Severe drought has prompted California to mandate statewide water restrictions. How will this affect corporate risk management strategy?

 
Texas Floods Highlight Urban Vulnerability

Texas Floods Highlight Urban Vulnerability

Recent storms show how urbanization magnifies the impact of natural catastrophes.

 
Q&A: Taking a Broader Risk Perspective

Q&A: Taking a Broader Risk Perspective

FM Global’s Bret Ahnell discusses resiliency, risk mitigation and the insurance market.

 
Assessing Canadian Flood Preparedness

Assessing Canadian Flood Preparedness

Researchers assessed the preparedness of 15 Canadian cities to encourage flood resilience efforts and benchmark progress.

 
Hurricanes and Climate Change

Hurricanes and Climate Change

Has climate change had any effect on the hurricanes driving catastrophe market losses?

 
Coffee Growers Struggle to Meet Demand

Coffee Growers Struggle to Meet Demand

Disease and drought have made it difficult for coffee producers to keep up with market growth.

 
The Disaster Detectives

The Disaster Detectives

FEMA’s Mitigation Assessment Teams investigate disasters in an effort to strengthen emergency preparedness nationwide.

 
Nat Cat Losses Level Off

Nat Cat Losses Level Off

Global economic losses from natural catastrophes have remained about the same over the past 20 years.

 
Big Easy Resilience

Big Easy Resilience

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans navigates the road to recovery.

 
Climate Change and its Impact on the Insurance Industry

Climate Change and its Impact on the Insurance Industry

Given that severe weather always has been a driver of property and casualty claims, it is no surprise that the insurance industry is carefully considering the impact of climate change.

 
The Insurance Industry Responds to Climate Change Risk

The Insurance Industry Responds to Climate Change Risk

For insurers, the climate change debate is quickly becoming irrelevant as potentially catastrophic threats demand taking the subject very seriously.