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  • Chemical industry fights for flame retardants

    Chemical industry fights for flame retardants
    As furniture makers move to phase out toxic, ineffective flame retardants, the chemical industry is waging an aggressive last-ditch campaign to preserve a lucrative market that reaches into virtually every American home.
  • Mark Phelan: End in sight for pickup towing claim game

    The dramatic video that shows a 2015 Ford F-150 beating Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 pickups in a towing test should include an asterisk. Ford aced the test but it also wrote the questions and graded the exam. It's the last gasp of automakers' old...

    Guarding against silent, deadly carbon monoxide

    Guarding against silent, deadly carbon monoxide
    Unlike smoke you can smell and flames you can see, carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless gas that gives no hint of its lethal presence. It flows in the exhaust of water heaters, furnaces — anywhere there's a flame — and it can...

    Winnetka considers fire sprinklers for all commercial buildings

    Winnetka considers fire sprinklers for all commercial buildings
    Winnetka officials are considering a proposal that would require all commercial buildings to be equipped with fire sprinklers within five years. The village passed an ordinance in 1977 requiring that sprinklers be installed in commercial buildings...

    BGE Smart Meter fees amount to 'protection money' [Commentary]

    BGE Smart Meter fees amount to 'protection money' [Commentary]
    By now, many people are aware that in order to opt out of a smart meter installation, an upfront fee of $75 — payable in three installations starting July 2014 — and an additional $11 to $17 per month will need to be paid, as ordered by the...