Two years ago, Christchurch, New Zealand, was devastated by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake. Residents still face a long haul to recover and rebuild, which they're doing with the pluck the Kiwis are known for.
Report: Vanessa O'Brien
Google has sent balloons to the edge of space to send the Internet worldwide. The company’s (x) division works on "radical, sci-fi-sounding technology solutions to solve really big world problems."
Two earthquakes have hit southwest China, killing dozens and injuring hundreds of people. The shallow, 5.6 magnitude quakes hit within an hour of each other, forcing the evacuation of 200,000 people.
The Philippines, Guatemala, Bangladesh and two Pacific islands have topped a 173-nation ranking of disaster risks and how societies cope. Climate change is a growing risk, say the authors of a collaborative report.
The world's biggest reinsurance company, Germany's Munich Re, has increased its bottom-line profit by more than four times in 2012. The profit jump was the result of fewer natural catastrophes than in previous years.
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