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Hawaii's Push to 100% Renewable Energy Presents Opportunity for Solar Energy

Hawaii continues to push the envelope in renewable energy, providing a path for the rest of the country.<p>Hawaii has long been the U.S. leader in solar …

Two new species of orchids discovered in Okinawa

Two new species of parasitic plants have been discovered on the main island of Okinawa, Japan. The discovery was made by Project Associate Professor …

Configurable wooden shelter hangs from the treetops

Need a quiet space to get away from it all? French architecture firm, Les Etablissements Tourneux has created a multi-use wooden shelter that hangs …

Traveling with your toddler is cheaper and more fun than you think. Here’s why

I HAVE ALWAYS been a traveler. I backpacked across Europe solo when I was still in university, got into a bit of trouble and was mugged in Madrid on …

Time I

9 Easy Home Improvements Under $100

Give your living space a facelift without breaking the bank.<p>Even if we’re not committing every weekend to home renovations, most of us likely have a …

TreeHouse moves to be 'ground zero' in consumers' journey to improve their homes

Putting together a house is an experience — and TreeHouse wants to help consumers do it from start to finish.<p>From carefully selected products, to …

Lowe's

15 Best Online Shops for Japanese Housewares Design

When we launched Remodelista a few years back, it was almost impossible to source the hauntingly beautiful housewares of Japan. Things have improved …

A Nurturing Family Home / Takashi Okuno & Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The clients have 3 children and they are busy looking after them. The brief is for a large 2-story house …

Suspended – Medium

Most of the coral in Japan's largest coral reef are dead, and the rest are dying

Japan has reported an alarming rate of death in its largest coral reef.<p>The environment ministry says that 70 percent of the coral at Sekiseishoko, …

Global Warming

See What It’s Like to Snowboard Japan’s Deepest Powder

With every board sport, location, method of execution, and the people coming along for the ride are huge components for a fruitful experience. Take …

Snowboarding

Agent says Super Bowl ranch in Castle Pines listed at $2.7 million is a screaming deal; will be open July 16

Despite the big run-up in price that low- and mid-priced homes have had over the past five years, luxury homes haven’t kept pace. “It’s picking up, …

NewsTalk Texas - Real Estate Center

RECON<p>Our twice-weekly e-newsletter provides a quick overview of Texas real estate markets. Because your time is valuable.

Real Estate

Singer Tom Jones sells L.A.-area home and parcel next door for $11.3 million

The Tom Jones home sale tour has officially come to an end.<p>The singer-entertainer last month sold his Mediterranean-style villa and an adjacent lot in guard-gated Mulholland Estates for a combined $11.28 million, according to records obtained by The Times.<p>Built in 1996, the five-bedroom, …

Real Estate

Eight surprising things to do in Northern Okinawa

<b>Beat the crowds</b> and <b>skip the tourist traps</b> with this guide to the little-known gems in the region.<p>Okinawa is one of the most interesting places you …

Japan

This Rare NYC Rooftop Cottage Is For Sale

A tiny cottage to escape to might be on your wish list, but this one is a bit out of the ordinary. The cedar shingled dwelling is actually on a …

This incredible treehouse is the most-wished-for Airbnb listing

This gorgeous treehouse sits in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia, but it looks like it's a world away.<p>Peter Bahouth built the treehouse 18 years ago, but it wasn’t until AirBnb came about that he considered sharing it with other people.<p>“I didn’t really know how I would feel about having people stay …

Treehouses

3 Things Every Self-Employed, Aspiring Homebuyer Should Do

Buying a home when you're self-employed is notoriously tricky. After all, an up-and-down income cycle is—understandably—less appealing to mortgage …

Japan’s Renewable-Energy Revolution

Because solar panels are much smaller than gas or wind turbines, they can often be arrayed in unusual shapes.<p>Photographer: © Jamey Stillings<p>And …

Why It Works: A Tiny But Super Stylish West Village Home

Every so often, there comes along a home that just has it all figured out. This is one of those homes.<p>Lee Lenox's "Diamond in the Sky" rental is just …

Dwell

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Billionaire Stan Kroenke Buys $132.5 Million Broken O Ranch

It was only a matter of time before a cash-flush investor bought the Broken O Ranch. Asking $132.5 million in cold hard cash, the 124,000 acre Montana farm is one of the largest agricultural operations in the Rocky Mountain West, offering an alluring investment opportunity to those bullish on soft …