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News & Updates
May 15, 2013 Will ‘Resilience’ Replace Sustainability?Source: Triple Pundit
Last week, the wine-making town of Sebastopol became the second California city after Lancaster to require that solar panels be installed in all new building construction. Among the driving forces for Sebastopol’s solar are local...
May 14, 2013 Ex-hazardous waste site ready for reuse
Norman Transcript - STONE BLUFF â Environmental regulators cleared the way Monday for the reuse of a former hazardous waste site in Wagoner County where a 1997 chemical explosion killed a man. The Environmental Protection...
April 18, 2013 East Coast Rebuilding, But Vulnerable to Future Sandys
Ouramazingplanet.com - at an event organized by the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, a science advocacy group. Vietri said that some of the current rebuilding efforts in Sandy-damaged areas are counterproductive and a...
Research & Insights
April 18, 2013 Power Plants Brace for New EPA Rules Adding to Coal WoesSource: Bloomberg
Power producers such as Dynegy Corp. (DYN) and Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) are bracing for new U.S. rules on the water they discharge, standards that may impose further costs on the embattled coal industry.
December 19, 2012 The boomer home: Small house, big rooms
Marketwatch - That is roughly consistent with the findings of a survey by the Demand Institute (a venture jointly operated by îthe Conference Boardî and Nielsen Co.) that I wrote about in a recent Wall Street Journal...
A new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll released this week shows the majority of New Jersey residents support the concept of a regional commission to oversee the rebuilding of the state's shore towns damaged by...
Commentary & Opinion
May 10, 2013 A National Economic Dogma May Have TermitesSource: Floyd Norris, NY Times
Homeownership is a good thing, for the individual and for society. Or so American governments, whether Republican or Democrat, have long believed. The benefits have been cited repeatedly in justifying the existence and expansion...
March 25, 2013 Mortgages' Future Looks Too Much Like the PastSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
IN a perfect world, policy makers, legislators and concerned Americans would have spent the last few years conducting an honest dialogue about two important issues: how to resolve Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-owned...
March 25, 2013 Housing, Ailing for Years, Starts to RecuperateSource: Floyd Norris, NY Times
THE first couple of years of economic recovery after the Great Recession were notable for one no-show. The housing industry made no contribution at all.
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