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Good News for the Environment—China and Shell Make Major Announcements

It has been a good week for the environment—China will implement a landmark national cap-and-trade program, and Shell abandoned its plans to drill in the Arctic. Climate experts have always said that...Read more

Hope and Scandal: This Week in Climate News

Progress and setbacks for climate action are coming from the most unexpected places. Pope Francis continues to inspire the world with his infectious love for life. His unadulterated joy and authentic...Read more

Whole-House System Approach to an Energy Efficient Home Renovation

A whole-house system approach to building or renovating an existing home is the most effective method to optimizing home energy efficiency. How It Works The whole-house system approach looks at a...Read more

Study: Most Toilets "Spray" Germs If Flushed with Open Lid

Prepare to be grossed out. A Discovery Channel episode tests the truth of the toilet "spray" rumor, and finds it to be mostly true. . More than 10 years ago, I visited a holistic doctor. In his...Read more

Electric Vehicles: Charging Ahead

Making charging technology simpler and more efficient—and educating builders about it—will help accelerate demand for electric vehicles. Electric car sales are on the rise. A recent study by the...Read more

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Size Up Your Structural Options

Before you build a new home or add an addition to your current house, size up your structural options. Each has ecological and economic pros and cons. Read More
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