Environmental Liability
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Deadly Bangladesh container depot fire brought under control - Reuters

Firefighters in Bangladesh brought a blaze at a container depot under control on Tuesday, three days after fiery explosions killed at least 41 people at a facility that a senior fire service official suspected had not followed safety guidelines.
Firefighters in Bangladesh brought a blaze at a container depot under control on Tuesday, three days after fiery explosions killed at least 41 people at a facility that a senior fire service official suspected had not followed safety guidelines.
reuters.com / Article / 25 days ago

Mariana v BHP may expand scope of environmental group litigation

The much-anticipated Court of Appeal decision on a claim resulting from Brazil's worst environmental disaster could herald a new era for group litigation against multinationals in the English courts...
The much-anticipated Court of Appeal decision on a claim resulting from Brazil's worst environmental disaster could herald a new era for group litigation against multinationals in the English courts...
Article / 1 month ago

Netherlands

In this chapter of our Annual Insurance Review 2022, we look at the main developments in 2021 and expected issues in 2022 for the Netherlands...
In this chapter of our Annual Insurance Review 2022, we look at the main developments in 2021 and expected issues in 2022 for the Netherlands...
Article / 5 months ago

From heatwaves to floods, climate change worsened weather extremes in 2021 - Reuters

Extreme weather events in 2021 shattered records around the globe. Hundreds died in storms and heatwaves. Farmers struggled with drought, and in some cases with locust plagues...
Extreme weather events in 2021 shattered records around the globe. Hundreds died in storms and heatwaves. Farmers struggled with drought, and in some cases with locust plagues...
reuters.com / Article / 7 months ago

‘Nowhere to run’: UN report says global warming nears limits - AP

Earth’s climate is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report released Monday...
Earth’s climate is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report released Monday...
apnews.com / Article / 11 months ago

Europe floods: search for missing goes on as toll tops 90 - AP

The death toll from devastating floods across parts of western Germany and Belgium rose above 90 on Friday, as the search continued for hundreds of people still unaccounted for...
The death toll from devastating floods across parts of western Germany and Belgium rose above 90 on Friday, as the search continued for hundreds of people still unaccounted for...
apnews.com / Article / 12 months ago

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Deadly Bangladesh container depot fire brought under control - Reuters
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$230M settlement reached over 2015 California oil spill - AP
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Landmark report finds legal grounds to hold fossil fuel firms liable for environmental damage - Offshore Energy
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Breaches of English farm pollution laws rise as rules remain largely unenforced - The Guardian
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The floodgates are open: mitigating loss in a changing world - Global Risk Manager
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California's PG&E to Pay $55M to Avoid Criminal Charges Over Wildfires
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Markets begin to stabilize for commercial insurance rates, yet cyber remains a challenge
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Oil spill at sea: who will pay for Peru’s worst environmental disaster? - The Guardian
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Coal Ash Liabilities Set Off Search For Historical Insurance - Law360
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