2017’s natural disasters are going to cost us

Hundreds of billions of dollars, to be precise. 2017 Billion Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters (NOAA) 2017 broke records for the number of extreme weather events that occurred, and the damages that resulted. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration It often felt like 2017 was just a serious of epic disasters, and now we have empirical proof.… Please follow and like us:

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This hurricane season has been brutal—but it’s not over yet. What’s coming next?

At least we’ve passed the peak. The Atlantic Ocean on September 28, 2017. CIRA/RAMMB/NOAA We’re finally past the peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean. This is welcome news for folks who live along the coast, but by no means are we out of the woods yet. Hurricane seasons—especially years this active—can crank out some… Please follow and like us:

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Carnival Corp. posts $1.3 billion third-quarter profit

DORAL, Fla. — It’s been a disruptive few weeks for cruise lines as three major hurricanes — Maria, Irma and Harvey — forced many to relocate ships or shorten itineraries to avoid the massive storms and bypass severely impacted ports. On Tuesday, cruise giant Carnival Corp. & PLC said it expects the voyage disruptions from temporary… Please follow and like us:

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Foolish US Energy Policy Concentrates Refineries in Vulnerable Gulf States

(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Gas prices could rise from 10 to 25 cents throughout the country because of Hurricane Harvey, which has stalled America’s oil refining capabilities this week. Photo by roy.luck (CC) Prices have already risen in states most immediately affected, such as Texas, which saw a small hike over the weekend. Harvey will hit… Please follow and like us:

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NOAA predicts an above average hurricane season for 2017

Get ready now. Hurricane Matthew was an incredibly dangerous and destructive storm that struck the Caribbean and parts of the United States last year. NOAA Guess what’s happening next week? Sure, Memorial Day is fast approaching, but just a few days later on June 1, hurricane season officially begins. This week, NOAA released their predictions for… Please follow and like us:

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