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Newsweek: All Shook Up

Authors: Mary Hennock and Melinda Liu

As China rebuilds from the great quake, a changed country is emerging with some surprising winners and losers.

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Insurance Information Institute: Global Climate Change and Extreme Weather: An Exploration of Scientific Uncertainty and the Economics of Insurance

Authors: L. James Valverde Jr. and Marcellus W. Andrews

The U.S. insurance industry lies at the nexus of several crucial dimensions of the climate change problem. Insurance Information Institute explores the uncertain nature of anthropogenic climate change and the challenges that will face insurers.

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Op-Ed

No More Costa Concordias

Author: Captain Melissa Bert, USCG
Baltimore Sun

Captain Melissa Bert, USCG, argues that cruise ship disasters should not be happening in the 21st century, and the the U.S. Coast Guard can help ensure they don't.

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Cruise Ship Safety

Author: Captain Melissa Bert, USCG
San Diego Union-Tribune

Captain Melissa Bert, USCG, says the Costa Concordia disaster provides an opportunity for a thorough reexamination of international safety regulations for passenger vessels.

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Op-Ed

Japan's Nuclear Quandary

Author: Sheila A. Smith
East Asia Forum

Sheila A. Smith says the short-term prognosis for Japan's electricity supply is uncertain, yet it is the longer term effort to reform energy policy that is vital to resolving the current impasse in Japan's nuclear debate.

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