Environment

Noah's Ark: Flood risks for livestock farmers

06/03/2014

As well as disrupting human society, recent flooding in the UK poses a threat to the safety of livestock – and the finances of their owners. Fortunately for farmers in the worst hit areas, livestock losses from the extreme floods of 2014 have so far been relatively low.

Sinkholes: how great is the risk?

05/03/2014

Recent extreme winter weather has seen a rise in an unusual, yet potentially deadly, geological phenomena, that of sinkholes. But while the mechanics of sinkholes are fairly well understood, more research is needed to identify any potential links to climate change and human activity.

Europe sodden after storm cluster

16/01/2014

Insurers watch their aggregates after Europe’s worst sequence of storms in over 20 years.

Natural disasters in 2013 - behind the figures

07/01/2014

Widespread natural disasters in 2013 reminded insurers of the potential for high aggregate losses across their portfolios – but also highlighted the continuing problem of underinsurance in high growth economies.

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Acts of man make unhappy reading in 2013

18/12/2013

Manmade catastrophes can devastate communities, cause widespread economic losses and break businesses’ reputations.

Alternative energy projects covered

23/10/2013

Lloyd’s is providing risk transfer expertise for pioneering renewable energy projects around the world.

Tokyo

World’s riskiest cities

16/10/2013

Tokyo tops the list of cities most at risk of natural catastrophes, according to new research that compares exposures of cities around the world.

Silencing the sceptics

14/10/2013

Scientists are 95% certain that humans are the “dominant cause” of global warming.

Observing London

18/07/2013

Efforts to compile data from hundreds of weather stations across the capital are underway. What story will they tell?

energy plant

Energy from waste: the risks

20/06/2013

Increasingly waste is being used to generate power, which is creating new risks for the developers and operators of energy from waste plants, and a growing market for insurers.

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