August 14, 2010 Oakridge fell on hard times after the government declared its forests off-limits to loggers. Now residents are trying to draw visitors by painting the town as a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. But not everyone is on board with the change in focus.
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This silo-shape "green" house will be part of a chain of eco-homes built in Greensburg, Kan., after a tornado wiped out the town.
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May 14, 2010 Three years ago, a massive tornado ripped through the town of Greensburg, Kan., leaving ninety percent of the population homeless and 11 people dead. But there is new growth: a super-energy-efficient City Hall made from reclaimed brick and wood; an art center powered by the sun and wind; and a home modeled on a geodesic dome. And the rebuilding brought its 900 residents closer together.
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