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Many Louisiana homeowners impacted by floods have no flood insurance

Flooding in Baton Rouge in August 2016. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Creative Commons.

August 24, 2016

FEMA said up to $33,000 will be allotted for those affected by the storm, but most payments are more likely to be between $9,000 and $10,000.

Alaska town votes to relocate due to climate-change driven sea level rise

Shishmaref, Alaska. Photo: Bering Land Bridge National Preserve/Wikimedia Commons.

August 24, 2016

The move is estimated to cost $180 million. Dozens of other Alaskan villages are also threatened by rising sea levels.

Houses in San Jose, Calif. Photo: Sean O'Flaherty/Wikimedia Commons.

August 19, 2016

A montly rent of $6,200 in Palo Alto forced city planner Kate Downing and her husband to move 40 miles away to Santa Cruz.

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August 18, 2016

Student loan debt and memories of the housing crash are likely causes for the dip in ownership.

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August 17, 2016

The DOE is implementing the Buildings-to-Grid Program on a national level.

Photo: Theodore Scott/Creative Commons.

August 16, 2016

Utility bills are a major household expense, costing more than $2,500 for the typical American family.

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August 15, 2016

A balcony collapse caused the death of six college students and raised questions about California's building standards and balcony safety.

Marco Island, Fla. Photo: clarkmaxwell/Creative Commons.

August 12, 2016

More than $880 billion worth of property will be sunk, and Florida will be hit the hardest.

Photo: Steve Jurvetson/Creative Commons.

August 11, 2016

Buyers understand the benefits of solar power but don't know the upsides of leasing the equipment versus buying it.

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August 10, 2016

Homeowners want to save energy by better insulating their homes, and installing more efficient windows and doors, but can be dismayed by intensive, expensive projects.


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