The insurance industry lobbied governments to take action to curb climate change in the run-up to the UN climate summit in Paris last year. It cited rising payouts in heavily insured rich country markets and a lack of affordable insurance in developing countries, where it is most needed. … [Read more...] about Insurers paid out $27bn for natural disaster claims in 2015
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'Because of ovarian cysts and endometriosis, Swank suffers from extreme and debilitating degrees of acid reflux, pelvic pain throughout her lower abdomen, bloating, cramping, and fatigue, among other symptoms. Swank has and continues to receive treatment for ovarian cysts, including monitoring their growth and treating the cysts and endometrial tissue with ultrasounds, bloodwork, aspirations, and surgery as needed,' the lawsuit stated. … [Read more...] about Hilary Swank files federal lawsuit against actors’ union health plan over coverage for ovarian cysts
Carney, who has warned repeatedly of the serious risks posed by climate change, said: “Insurers, including those who are members of ClimateWise, have unique risk-management expertise to help address the protection gap among those who are most exposed to climate risk.” … [Read more...] about Climate change threatens ability of insurers to manage risk
These days air pollution comes largely from diesel engines. It can be best seen when fumes get trapped and a dull orange-grey smog develops. Technically, it is produced by sunlight reacting with nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the atmosphere. When sunlight hits these chemicals, they form airborne particles and the result is ground-level ozone or smog. Overall, diesel cars emit less hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and lead pollution than petrol cars, but produce more noxious gases and significantly more minute particles. A 2011 test by government to measure emissions from vehicles in everyday use concluded that, while petrol emissions had improved by 96%, "emissions of NOx [nitrogen oxide] from diesel cars and light goods vehicles have not decreased for the past 15-20 years. … [Read more...] about UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis?
The watch can automatically record activities such as walking, running and swimming, measuring duration, calories and other relevant data such as Vo2 Max – a fairly common measure of cardiorespiratory fitness. Other sports can be manually tracked, too, using the menu system. The watch lacks its own GPS for tracking routes, instead relying on your phone’s location system, which means the ScanWatch isn’t for serious running tracking but will be fine for the occasional bit of exercise. … [Read more...] about Withings ScanWatch review: health-tracking watch with 30-day battery