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Insurance woes increase as climate change impacts profitability

Insurance woes increase as climate change impacts profitability

In Iowa, a state typically seen as low-risk for insurers, companies are withdrawing due to increased losses caused by climate change.

Christopher Flavelle reports for The New York Times.

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Farmers grapple with scarce insurance options amid climate threats

Farmers grapple with scarce insurance options amid climate threats

In the face of escalating climate-related risks like droughts and floods, many fruit and vegetable farmers are struggling to find affordable insurance, jeopardizing their livelihoods and food supply.

Patrick Cooley reports for The New York Times.

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Weather events drive up insurance losses in 2023

Weather events drive up insurance losses in 2023

A string of severe weather events, rather than a single major hurricane, has led to a significant increase in insurance losses, signaling a costly trend for policyholders.

Leslie Kaufman reports for Bloomberg.

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Connecticut's new bill targets insurers of fossil fuel projects with fees

Connecticut's new bill targets insurers of fossil fuel projects with fees

Connecticut has proposed a fee on insurers backing fossil fuel projects, aiming to fund climate resilience efforts.

Jake Bittle reports for Grist.

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Lack of flood insurance exposes Californians to risks from atmospheric rivers

In California, the recent atmospheric rivers reveal a critical gap in flood insurance coverage.

Naveena Sadasivam reports for Grist.

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OneNexus sees future in 'life insurance' for aging oil wells

As the oil industry cleans up by slashing emissions, Tony Sanchez said it's time for it to tackle its orphan well problem.
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After Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon wildfire, quantifying victims’ suffering becomes a legal battle

A wildfire accidentally started by the federal government drove them from their homes and destroyed the things they loved most about their land. The government will pay them only for things with a price tag.
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