Catastrophes

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* War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory. - Georges Clemenceau

* AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them. - Susan Sontag


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  • Lloyd's Profits Boosted By Few Catastrophes
    Lloyd's Of London says the insurance industry is facing claims of up to $600m (£368m) from aviation disasters such as the loss of two Malaysia Airlines flights. The specialist insurance and reinsurance market made the revelation while reporting profits of £1.67bn for the first six months - a rise of 21% on the same period last year. Read more on this news related to 'Catastrophes'
  • August hail storm in Alberta tops $450 million in insured damage
    Insurance payments from natural catastrophes reach $4 billion in the province since 2011 EDMONTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - A major storm that brought heavy rain, wind and hail to southern Alberta on August 7th and 8th caused an estimated $450 million in insured damage according to Property Claim Services (PCS). This recent storm brings insurance payments from natur Read more on this news related to 'Catastrophes'
  • Mosses survive climate catastrophes
    Mosses have existed on Earth for more than 400 million years. During this period they survived many climate catastrophes that wiped out more robust organisms such as, for example, dinosaurs. Recently, British scientists brought single moss plants back to life after they had been frozen in the Antarctic ice for 1,500 years. Why are these small plants so resilient t Read more on this news related to 'Catastrophes'

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