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With More Natural Disasters, Do You Need More — or Different — Insurance?



 Natural disasters aren’t going away any time soon. In fact, given the increasing effects that climate change is having on the weather, scientists expect the number of natural disasters globally to grow. You only need to review the skyrocketing frequency of hurricanes, cyclones, tornadoes, fires and floods that have destroyed homes and communities in the […]

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Tornadoes Highlight Need for Sustainable Disaster Recovery



Tornadoes keep striking the Midwest like so many hammers pounding away at one nail after another.  On Sunday, November 17, 81 tornadoes hammered southeastern Illinois, impacting as many as nine states total, killing eight people, flattening hundreds of homes, and decimating farms and businesses. At one point, more than 19,000 people were without power.  Illinois […]

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Climate Change Impacts on Our Health, Our Homes, Our Families and Our Future



It’s easy to dismiss climate change as a big, confusing, uncertain issue that affects other people living in other parts of the world. But as the blogposts in this month’s Green Moms Carnival show, the build-up in our atmosphere of heat-trapping “greenhouse” gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) is hitting very close to home, seriously impacting […]

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