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EPA encourages homes be tested for radon during Radon Action Month

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January 27, 2015

Winter is the best time, as families tend to spend more time inside where radon can be trapped.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative launches new standards and rules

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January 26, 2015

New standards and rules can affect how sourcing for wood products are done.

Sacramento lifts construction ban, state capitol Sascha Brück

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January 23, 2015

The six-year-old restriction came because of the area's flooding concerns.

January 22, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor is cracking down on firms misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

Growth ordinance in Eliot, Maine, forces lot owners to wait years for the okay to build
January 21, 2015

Some permit-seekers in this town in Maine said they had camped out in front of the building for two days.

new jersey water infrastructure old water loss
January 21, 2015

Century-old water infrastructure in many of the Garden State's communities is causing a lot of water loss.

January 19, 2015

New codes require Ontario homes to include visual smoke alarms for the hearing impaired.

Companies are helping their employee get solar panels for less

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January 16, 2015

Several companies are helping employees install solar panels at their homes for a third less than average in price.

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January 15, 2015

Borrowers are less likely to default on their mortgages if they live in an energy-efficient home.

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January 14, 2015

A new law requires 10-year batteries in smoke alarms for all new and existing Florida homes.

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