Insurers Are Going High-Tech to Mitigate Risk This Hurricane Season

June 1 is the start of hurricane season–coming just as the Midwest reaches the end of extended brutal cold, snow, flooding, and tornadoes that have collectively driven damages into the billions. You’d think big insurers would have taken a beating given the Biblical weather. But it turns out they are, by and large, more prepared […]

Midwest Flooding Hits Superfund Sites, Including Some With Radioactive Materials

Several Midwestern states have been significantly impacted by recent extreme flooding, which has hit U.S. corn, soybean, and wheat farmers especially hard. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now says that flood waters have reached eight Superfund sites in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska, according to Bloomberg. Because flood water levels remain high, it isn’t possible for […]