Money Matters

Rapid Post-Earthquake Financial Decision-Making

By David Wald and Guillermo Franco

In the immediate aftermath of a damaging earthquake, billions of dollars of relief, recovery, and insurance funds are in the balance through new financial instruments that allow those with resources to hedge against disasters and those at risk to limit their earthquake losses and receive funds for response and recovery.

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100 Years of Terror

The Black Tom Explosion and the Birth of U.S. Intelligence Services

One hundred years ago, on a small peninsula near the Statue of Liberty, an explosion rocked New York City with a force that decimated nearby neighborhoods. That event came to be known as the Black Tom explosion, considered to be the first U.S. act of domestic terrorism and the impetus for our modern day public safety agencies.

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Washington Wake Up Call

Lots More Prep Needed Before a Cascadia Event

By Jolie Breeden

Washington State and many others are mulling solutions after the Cascadia Rising preparedness excercise revealed existing emergency plans won't cut it in a megaquake and tsunami scenario.

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Hogs and Hurricanes

While Flood Water Recedes, Animal Waste Pollution Doesn't

As North Carolina recovers from the widespread destruction and catastrophic loss of life caused by Hurricane Matthew, state officials are taking steps to contain another—and potentially even more deadly—disaster.

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100 Years of Terror

The Black Tom Explosion and the Birth of U.S. Intelligence Services

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