LOS ANGELES - A blowout at a natural gas well that gushed uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said.
Feb 12, 2016 4:08PM
Scientists at the University of California (UC) Berkeley released on Friday a free Android app that taps into a smartphone’s ability to record ground shaking from an earthquake, with the goal of “creating a worldwide seismic...
Feb 12, 2016 3:49PM
Energy leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on climate change and energy collaboration following the North American Energy Ministers Meeting on Friday.
Feb 12, 2016 2:38PM
American International Group Inc. reported Thursday its catastrophe-related losses in commercial property & casualty dropped 3% from 2014 to 2015 but the loss ratio deteriorated by 14.6 points after the New York City-based firm strengthened...
Feb 12, 2016 1:49PM
IT professionals in the United States are overconfident in their ability to detect cyberattacks, according to a study released on Thursday by Portland, Ore.-based Tripwire, Inc., a global provider of endpoint detection and response, security...
Feb 12, 2016 11:42AM
Nearly two-thirds (63%) of surveyed Canadians say that Uber should be subjected to the same regulations as the taxi industry, while only one in six (17%) would ban it in their city, according to a public opinion poll conducted by the Angus Reid...
Feb 12, 2016 10:08AM
Weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards, suggests a new analysis issued this week by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
Feb 12, 2016 8:27AM
Zurich Insurance Group reported a combined ratio of 103.6% in general insurance in 2015, up 6.8-points from 96.8% 2014, and while part of that was due to an explosion in a Chinese port last summer, the insurer said its results for the second...
Feb 11, 2016 4:16PM
TAINAN, Taiwan - The death toll from a weekend earthquake in Taiwan rose to 59 on Thursday, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of a collapsed residential building, the Ministry of Interior said.
Feb 11, 2016 3:54PM
Zug, Switzerland-based Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG announced on Thursday that its suite of trade credit and political risk insurance products are now available in Canada, as part of the Global Crisis Management Division (GCMD).
Feb 11, 2016 3:13PM