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The Forestiere Underground Gardens, now owned and managed by its builder’s descendants, is an oasis of calm in west Fresno. It's a fascinating and beautiful love story, and also offers lessons in resilience.
Elon Musk announced yesterday that he had “verbal government approval” to build an underground tunnel for a Hyperloop that would link New York City and Washington, D.C. Who has provided the mysterious green light to dig underneath multiple states?
What makes Amsterdam - and much of the Netherlands – incredibly special is the city’s breathtaking architecture, which dates back to the Dutch Golden Era of Renaissance times.
As Walmart shutters more locations, the evidence suggests that communities left behind could find themselves in a worse economic lurch than when the company's stores first opened.
Donald Trump says his border wall idea could be paid for by installing solar panels on it. The truth, however, is that the financial viability of such a project is far more complicated.
Everything that is fascinating about Sri Lanka is summed up in Galle, the timeless seaport at the southwestern tip of the island.
Apple's new Cupertino headquarters is chock full of bells and whistles. But some critics question why this forward-thinking company left out two things: daycare facilities and easy access to public transportation.
The DOE Better Buildings Program saved organizations almost $2 billion in energy costs last year. Even Energy Secretary Rick Perry boasted about the program's success.
Tesla says its solar roofing tiles are ready for market -- and promises quite a payoff over the life of these next-gen solar roof systems.
U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for a border wall have hit another snag. Engineers are now claiming that proposed sections of the project could violate a 50-year-old treaty signed between the U.S. and Mexico.
Coastal Florida's housing market could collapse even before sea-level rise becomes a huge problem. Threats to drinking water supplies and insurance companies' refusal to underwrite home policies are among the challenges this region must face sooner rather than later.
A Virginia-based company says its "granny pods," or tiny homes for the elderly, offer a cheaper and more comfortable alternative to skilled nursing facilities.