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Fresh Warnings on a Class of Common Chemicals

Fresh Warnings on a Class of Common Chemicals

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Scientists and health experts warn that a class of chemicals used in thousands of products may pose health risks and warrant further study.

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Tesla to Offer Home Batteries

Tesla to Offer Home Batteries

The electric-vehicle manufacturer plans to offer two versions of a lithium-ion battery for home use. Sungevity announces its own plan.

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North Carolina Green Building Hits a Milestone

North Carolina Green Building Hits a Milestone

The North Carolina Green Building Council certifies its 1000th home under the Green Built North Carolina program.

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Eco-Friendly Palo Alto Gets Even Friendlier

Eco-Friendly Palo Alto Gets Even Friendlier

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The California community approves code changes that will require all new buildings be ready for solar panels and gray-water irrigation

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Seattle Gets a Passive-House Town House

Seattle Gets a Passive-House Town House

The developer who built the city's first Passive House-certified single-family home tries his hand on a different kind of property.

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Arizona Bans Ban on Bags

Arizona Bans Ban on Bags

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While communities around the country mull bans on plastic grocery sacks, Arizona has a new law prohibiting bans or extra fees.

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Web Giants Look to Home-Services Market

Web Giants Look to Home-Services Market

Routine jobs such as installing new faucets and television sets are part of a $400 billion industry that's just waiting to be developed.

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More Bad News for Lumber Liquidators

More Bad News for Lumber Liquidators

The flooring retailer is offering consumers test kits to check formaldehyde exposure, but a lawsuit alleges the kits are "inherently unreliable."

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Government Offers Building-Buzzword Alternatives

Government Offers Building-Buzzword Alternatives

The Department of Energy's 'Building Science Translator' is aimed at helping builders of high-performance homes explain the benefits to potential buyers.

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Analysis Sees Little Benefit in Off-Grid Economics

Analysis Sees Little Benefit in Off-Grid Economics

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A new report finds that even with cheaper solar panels and more battery options, leaving the grid probably doesn't make sense.

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