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White House Pushes for Local Awareness of Climate Change

Flickr By Seth Borenstein WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations. Officials figure the more you know about climate change the more likely you will do something. The White House on Wednesday announced an initiative to... Continue Reading »

10 Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades You Should Make

On Earth Day and every day, we need to find ways to be kind to the Earth, preserve our natural resources and minimize the energy we are using. There are a variety of things that homeowners can do to make their homes more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Adam Prince of ZeroEnergy Design recommends implementing... Continue Reading »

How to Sell a Green Home: Lose the Environmental Speech

By Jim Simcoe Speed is a key component of any successful real estate deal. Sell (or rent) a property faster at the price you want, and you have less holding costs and more money available to do your next deal. The speed at which you sell your real estate investment is a crucial component and is closely tied to your... Continue Reading »

How Climate Change Might Make Some Cities 'Uninhabitable'

House hunters are perpetually bombarded with lists of the next "hottest" neighborhoods: The next best areas to buy a home, where to invest in the future. But environmentally speaking, it can mean: Where not to live in the future, as a result of climate change. Environmentalists warn that some areas of the United States... Continue Reading »

10 Cities With the Greenest Homes

With Earth Day fast approaching, real estate firm Redfin took a look at the 10 cities with the greenest homes. Redfin determined the rankings by number of homes for sale with green features in each market, as well as each city's carbon-dioxide emissions ranking. Green home features include solar panels, LEED certification... Continue Reading »

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint With Carbon Credits

Sarah Warren considers herself an "unlikely environmentalist": someone who a few years ago would only casually recycle her garbage but who now can tell you her home's carbon footprint. That happened after Warren, a psychologist in Evanston, Ill., realized how environmental degradation poses "a clear threat to the health... Continue Reading »

New York Prepares for Electric Cars

New Yorkers are ahead of the curve when it comes to their city's environmental sustainability thanks to plaNYC, an initiative established by the mayor in 2007. Last week the city released a forward-thinking plan to tackle a large challenge it faces: introducing and accommodating electric vehicles (EVs) in the city... Continue Reading »

No Miami Is an Island

No man is an island, and, hopefully, Miami won't become an island, either. Those partial to belief in "sending good vibes" might want to send the climate change discussion at "Hopenhagen" an added dose of "hope." The Wall Street Journal reports that tempers flared Monday in Copenhagen at the United Nations Climate... Continue Reading »

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