Tags: floods

Infographic of the Day: When Disaster Strikes - Assessing Workforce Readiness

December 7th, 2013
in News, econ_news, syndication

Major natural disasters occur regularly around the world. From hurricanes to floods to wildfires, people lost their lives, homes, and property at a devastating rate over the last year. Employers, meanwhile, must deal with the impact of such events on the… more »

Weather Economics

August 19th, 2011
in econ_news

Bad weather costs money and 2011 is headed for the largest costs in history for the U.S. The National Weather Service says that nine weather events so far this year have caused more than $1 billion each. The total has been achieved in less than eight months and has yet to include the affects of a hurricane. The hurricane season peaks in late August and September. more »

Australia: Floods Don't Justify Food Price Hikes

January 24th, 2011
in News, Background

Food industry officials and others are saying that there is plenty of food in Australia and there is no excuse for major price increases for food in Australia. more »

India: Food Inflation Eases but Rising Inflation still an Overall Problem

January 23rd, 2011
in Background

Food inflation eased for the second straight week due to lower fruit and vegetable prices, but an acceleration in headline inflation in December is likely higher interest rates. more »

Sri Lanka Rice Crop Threatened

January 16th, 2011
in News

At least 21 percent (or 570,000 hectares) of the country's staple rice crop has been destroyed by flooding due to heavy rains. more »

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