Category Archive: Environment

Feb 10

City of Tampa to Seek Damages from BP for 2010 Oil Spill

The city of Tampa, Florida is seeking $50 million in compensation from BP for the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Although they were not directly affected by the oil contaminate, the city is claiming that the effects on tourism negatively affected its tax revenue. The city alleges that because …

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Jan 17

Natural Disasters’ Economic Losses Hit Record High in 2011

In a recent report issued by Munich Re, a reinsurance group in Germany,  2011 was the costliest year in history for natural disasters with $380 billion in economic losses.   Although some believe that global warming will continue to increase both the number and the extent of natural disasters, this report shows that 2011 was more about the geographic location, and less about the cause …

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