The analysis by Risk Management Solutions found that hurricane-driven storm surge are increasing economic and insurance losses at several coastal cities, including Tampa and Miami. The firm also reviewed New York, Boston and Baltimore in addition to New Orleans
Of the 2,646 terrorist attacks carried out in the United States and Puerto Rico from 1970 to 2014, 346 involved firearms as the primary weapon, according to a report by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.
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Analyzing climate and crop models, the task force found that what would have been called a 1-in-100 year event from 1951 to 2010 may become a 1-in-30 year event before the middle of the century.
The program funds projects that permit scientists to study the impact of large-scale environmental events such as the destruction of habitats, invasions of non-native species, and spread of pollution on viral, parasitic and bacterial diseases in humans and animals.
The inspector general said in a audit that grant guidance issued by the Office of Emergency Communications and the Federal Emergency Management Agency "does not prevent grantees from purchasing non-interoperable equipment."
While the frequency of U.S. power outages has been unchanged in recent years, the total number of minutes that customers have been without electricity has increased every year, mainly due to extreme weather.
Contributions, reporting 'sporadic' in first year of broad coalition effort to fight the Islamic State
Almost one year ago, President Obama announced some 60 nations and partner organizations formed a coalition to "degrade and ultimately defeat" the Islamic State. But the Congressional Research Service pointed out in a new report that members' contributions have varied widely and fewer than half are active in the military effort against the terrorist group.
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The Internal Revenue Service could better protect the rights of taxpayers who had property seized due to delinquent taxes, according to a recently released Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report.