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The balcony above Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park studio will be included in public tours for the first time in 40 years, the Chicago-based... Cityscapes in bloom again With the economy slowly improving and memories of the 2008 financial crisis fading, architecture came alive again in 2013. A 'greener' downtown Chicago will require retrofitting. It's not enough to build new energy-efficient structures; the old ones must be fixed A 'greener' downtown Chicago will require retrofitting. It's not enough to build new energy-efficient structures; the old ones must be fixed
Australia's floods a glimpse of warmer future Australia's floods a glimpse of warmer future STOCKHOLM (AP) — Though you can't make a direct link between Australia's killer floods and climate change, they do hold a warning for the future: Scientists predict such extreme weather events will increase both in intensity and frequency as the planet warms. Raging floodwaters have swamped thousands of homes and businesses in Queensland, leaving at least 25 people dead and dozens more missing since late November. Rail lines and highways have been washed away in what is shaping up to become Australia's costliest natural disaster. The flooding follows a spate of severe natural disasters in the past year. While the most deadly was Haiti's earthquake, extreme weather also killed thousands of people across the globe, including a scorching heat wave that choked Russia in the summer and devastating floods that engulfed more than 60,000 square miles in Pakistan. "The Earth is delivering a message to us.

2010 ties 2005 as warmest year on record, with temperatures 1.12 degrees above normal

Play on! Lt. Dunbar would love the ends of modern college or pro basketball games. Dunbar, no first name given, is a U.S. Army airman in Joseph Heller's 1961 novel "Catch 22" who believes that the key to prolonging life is to be as bored as possible at all... 2010 ties 2005 as warmest year on record, with temperatures 1.12 degrees above normal