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Maine Landlord Draws Jail Term in Fatal Fire

After finding a Portland, Maine, landlord not guilty of manslaughter, a state judge levied a three-month jail sentence for a code violation. More

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New Satellites Will Sharpen NASA's Weather Vision

High-tech new eyes in the sky will help NASA track hurricane formation and wind... More

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Hurricane Matthew Leaves Lingering Legacy of Damage

Beaches, roads, and homes from Florida to Virginia are still awaiting repair More

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Young New Yorkers Squeeze Into Modified Spaces

Fitting four roommates into a one-bedroom apartment takes ingenuity—and motivation. More

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Louisiana Disappointed With Federal Flood Aid Amount

The state wants more money, but doesn't have a detailed plan for spending it. More

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Hey — Got Any Sand?

Some beach-town economies rest on a foundation of sand. The problem? It keeps washing away. More

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Boston Mayor Walsh Pushes Trench Safety Rule

Following two deaths in a flooded trench, Marty Walsh wants the city to have power to deny or revoke permits based on a company's safety record. More

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Building Departments Get Busy as Charleston Booms

In Charleston, South Carolina, building officials are hustling to keep up with a hot economy. More

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New York Settles With Build-It-Back Contractor

Despite complaints, the city has paid a program manager $2 million. More

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Could Concrete Cure the Climate?

Concrete absorbs carbon dioxide, studies say—and over time, concrete could be a key factor in stabilizing the Earth's climate. More

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