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Paying for Damages—Sometimes Before They Happen

Paying for Damages—Sometimes Before They Happen

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The first three months of the year are usually easy on insurance companies—and the rest of us—simply because it’s not hurricane season, when claims for property and vehicle damage are typically much higher. Not this year, though. US insurers are reporting that extreme and more frequent weather events have made  … Read More

The Very Last Straw

The Very Last Straw

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Many cities and some states have banned single-use plastic shopping bags. The next item on the list? It could be the plastic drinking straw.

Cities and states that have banned plastic bags have done so for several reasons—they’re not biodegradable; they contribute to landfill waste—but one of the most-cited has been  … Read More

Trouble in the Deep

Trouble in the Deep

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Stormwater runoff often gets blamed, at least in part, for many of the oceans’ problems: the gyres of plastics and other debris, the acidification, the dead zones. Now someone has discovered another one: It seems we’re messing up the Mariana trench.

At more than 36,000 feet below sea level, the Mariana  … Read More



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