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Fighting for greener homes despite HOA restrictions

Fighting for greener homes despite HOA restrictions

In a suburban D.C. community, Joseph Schiarizzi's garden rebellion against his homeowners association emphasizes the growing conflict between eco-conscious homeowners and HOA rules.

Michael J. Coren reports for The Washington Post.

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Armine Yalnizyan: We should listen to insurance industry on climate change

Whatever happened to ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,’ asks Armine Yalnizyan. Instead we spend billions to help people side-swiped by natural disasters.

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Armine Yalnizyan: We should listen to insurance industry on climate change

Whatever happened to ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,’ asks Armine Yalnizyan. Instead we spend billions to help people side-swiped by natural disasters.

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As climate shocks multiply, designers seek holy grail: Disaster-proof homes

The homebuilding industry has been slow to adopt changes that can better protect against extreme weather. Some architects are showing what’s possible.
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Climate change is fueling an insurance crisis. There’s no easy fix

The climate crisis is fueling an insurance crisis, leaving homeowners struggling to find affordable coverage. Yet policymakers have few easy fixes at their fingertips.

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Biden adopts new green building energy standards for housing

The Biden administration has announced a plan to adopt new building energy standards for homes built and financed by the federal government, a move that officials said will result in energy savings of more than 35% for families.

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‘It’s gotten really ugly.’ A community of freedom-lovers squares off against climate change in the Arizona desert

Whatever label you choose to pin on Rio Verde Foothills, the community’s Old West lifestyle that allows uncontrolled growth has run up against the defining issue of the modern era: climate change.

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