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World has lost a 10th of all its wilderness in the past two decades: study
Wilderness areas on Earth have experienced alarming losses in the past two decades, a new study suggests. By comparing global maps from the present day and the early 1990s, researchers have concluded that a 10th of all the world's wilderness has been lost in just 20 years. The study, published...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Conservation movement Natural landscape Area Wilderness Natural environment Square kilometre Square mile Greenhouse gas
Reader shares concerns about destruction of Hobbit Wash
Thanks for your article today (“Overlooked wash seeing potential eradication,” Aug. 25 East Valley View).
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Human Development Index Development Habitat Running Area
Analysis: U.S. stores too big, boring and expensive
The retail footprint is too big in the United States        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Shopping mall Retailing United States Apple Store Area Online shopping Square foot Shopping
Traditional house in Encino puts forth a fresh new face
This gated Traditional-style home in Encino has been restored inside and out to pristine condition. Tall ceilings, upper windows and skylights brighten the first-floor living areas, which open to an outdoor entertainment and dining area. A gazebo, a swimming pool and a tennis court complete the...
7 points by Los Angeles Times | Area Square foot Tennis Semi-detached House Kitchen Median Single-family detached home
Fire razes furniture warehouse in southern Russia (VIDEOS)
Firefighters are battling flames which have engulfed 3,000 square meters of a furniture warehouse in southern Russia’s Stavropol region.  Read Full Article at RT.com
25 points by Russia Today | RIA Novosti News agency Area Soviet Information Bureau
Artist Donald Robertson lists reimagined Montecito home for $5.85 million
Donald Robertson, the pop artist better known by his Instagram handle Drawbertson, has put his home in Montecito on the market for $5.85 million. Sitting on more than an acre near Miramar Beach, the gated property opens to a tree-topped driveway and ends at a circular motor court at the front of...
52 points by Los Angeles Times | Rooms Jerry West Fence Pop art Los Angeles Lakers Area Pop Art Real estate
Prime property: Bridge, ravine offer scenic surrounds for contemporary home
Listing agent Mary Kay Casey with Heritage Texas Properties Post Oak Park said the home that is built on a heavily wooded lot, was created by renowned architect Tim Cisneros and has spaces that flow to allow for art and entertainment. With nearly 5,000 square feet of living space, the two-story home showcases views of the wooded surrounds, and notable design elements. Upstairs, an open walkway and loft with a bath and closet overlook the living room and provide a great vantage point for indoor and outdoor views; and the third bedroom has art glass and French doors opening to a balcony overlooking the living room. Other unique features include the hand-carved Venetian plaster walls, custom artist-finished cabinet doors and cast-glass lavatory in the powder room.
1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Rooms Bedroom Door Room Laundry room Kitchen Area Mary Kay
Construction to begin in Perryman on 2.5 million square feet of warehouse space
Construction is set to begin on the first phase of what could ultimately be 2.5 million square feet of additional warehouse and distribution space in Perryman. A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the project, called Eastgate, on Tuesday afternoon, with Harford County Executive Barry Glassman,...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Real estate Aberdeen Proving Ground Harford County Maryland Baltimore County Maryland Havre de Grace Maryland Area Imperial units Building
Moscow’s spectacular never-ending ice skating rink captured by drone (VIDEO)
One of Europe’s biggest skating rinks opened in Moscow on Thursday and the spectacular sea of seemingly never-ending ice-covered fields were captured in mesmerizing drone footage. Read Full Article at RT.com
139 points by Russia Today | Ice hockey Moscow Area Ice rink Maxim Gorky International System of Units English-language films Gorky Park
What about $550,000 buys in Lakewood, North Hills and Tujunga
At a time when things are typically slowing down, the real estate market in L.A. County is still on the rise. In September, the median sales price for single-family homes in Greater L.A. was $555,000, a nearly 9% increase over the same month the previous year, according to CoreLogic. Here’s a look...
10 points by Los Angeles Times | Rooms Median Kitchen Semi-detached Single-family detached home Area Dining room House types
Charming new construction in Cleveland Heights is a rare find: House of the Week
Built in 2015, the home features five bedrooms, three and a half baths in 3,140 square feet with an additional 1,480 square feet in the finished basement. The home is listed at $729,000. CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Surrounded by classic mansions, century homes and older neighborhoods, new construction in Cleveland Heights can stick out like a sore thumb. 2647 Derbyshire Road is an exception. "This new home blends in seamlessly," listing agent Ernie Cahoon with Howard Hanna said. "The craftsman and storybook details with touches of art deco make this home just exquisite." Built in 2015, the home features five bedrooms, three and a half baths in 3,140 square feet with an additional 1,480 square feet in the finished basement. The home is listed at $729,000. "It's a rare find that allows buyers to simply move in, put their things away, and then have a great party," Cahoon said. While the brick and Hardie Board sided exterior might make you feel like you're in the Hamptons, the interior looks straight out of a design magazine. The arched front door leads into a living area covered in oak floors. The adjacent dining room features a beautiful chandelier and crown molding. Through the hall, the open great room and kitchen comes equipped with huge center island, granite countertops, white glass subway backsplash, gray Medallion cabinets, plank ceilings and access to the back patio. Upstairs, the master bedroom boasts a spacious en suite with claw foot tub and walk-in shower. Downstairs, the finished basement has a wet bar, theater room, full bedroom and bath and dog wash area. Outside, a detached carriage-style garage has room for two cars and ample storage. Address: 2647 Derbyshire Rd. City: Cleveland Heights Price: $729,000 Square footage: 3,140 (plus 1,480 in basement) Year built: 2015 No. bedrooms: 5 No. bathrooms: 4 (3 full, 1 half) Lot size: 0.31 acres School district: Cleveland Heights-University Heights Other notable attributes: heated floors in basement, cooper roof over dining bay, GE Monogram appliances Real estate agent and contact info: Ernie Cahoon, Howard Hanna Real Estate, email: [email protected], phone: (216) 440-1210
161 points by The Plain Dealer | Rooms Real estate Bedroom Bathtub Room Laundry room Area Imperial units
Writer-producer Allan Loeb is ready to part with his penthouse in Venice
Hollywood filmmaker Allan Loeb, who is the writer and producer for the upcoming film “Collateral Beauty,” has put his oceanfront penthouse in the Marina Peninsula area of Venice up for sale at $3.695 million. The 2,300-square-foot spread spans two floors and features walls of glass, exotic chandeliers...
6 points by Los Angeles Times | Rooms Area Los Angeles Film producer English-language films Allan Loeb Producer Bedroom
Scottsdale acquires 415 acres of state land for preserve
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - City officials say Scottsdale has acquired 415 acres of land for its McDowell Sonoran Preserve for more than $30 million at two state land auctions. They say the city was the only bidder in Wednesday's auctions. Funding will come from money generated by two sales taxes ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Phoenix Arizona Arizona Acre English-language films Road Square mile Area
Fire burns nearly 2 square miles near Susanville, Calif.
A fire near the small Northern California city of Susanville has burned nearly 2 square miles. CAL FIRE crews responded Sunday toe the area and as of Sunday night ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | California Northern California Area San Francisco Bay Area Square mile Los Angeles Pacific Ocean Square