Ben Schiller is a New York-based staff writer for Fast Company magazine. His work has appeared in the Financial Times and other publications. He previously worked as an editor for the European Business Forum and as a correspondent in San Francisco, Prague, and Brussels. He is currently working on a book about the rise of MBA graduates.

 

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Insurance Companies Face Increased Risks from Warming

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If the damages related to climate change mount in the coming decades, insurance companies may face the prospect of paying larger disaster claims and being dragged into global warming lawsuits. But many firms, especially in the U.S., have barely begun to confront the risks.
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Europe’s CO2 Trading Scheme: Is It Time for a Major Overhaul?

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Now in its seventh year, the EU’s carbon emissions trading system is the only international program designed to use market mechanisms to control CO2 emissions. But critics contend it has done little to slow the release of CO2 and argue that it should be significantly reformed — or scrapped.
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‘Fracking’ Comes to Europe, Sparking Rising Controversy

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As concerns grow in the U.S. about the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to extract natural gas from shale, companies have set their sights on Europe and its abundant reserves of this “unconventional” gas. But from Britain to Poland, critics warn of the potentially high environmental cost of this looming energy boom.
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