Posts Tagged Environment and nature

Report: $243M to turn Astrodome into large park, civic space

In this July 30, 2014, file photo, the Houston Astrodome is reflected in a puddle in Houston. A proposal to turn the iconic but shuttered Astrodome into a massive indoor park and build a tree-lined green space around the structure could cost nearly $243 million, according to a report released Monday, March 23, 2015, by a nonprofit research group focused on land use. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

HOUSTON (AP) — A proposal to turn the iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome into a massive indoor park and build a tree-lined green space around the structure could cost nearly $243 million, according to a report released Monday by a nonprofit research group focused on land use.

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Iceberg forces detour in 5th leg of Volvo Ocean Race

ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — Volvo Ocean Race crews are speeding through the Southern Ocean toward Cape Horn in the fifth leg Sunday after organizers guided them clear of a 1-kilometre (0.6-mile) wide iceberg that was blocking their path.

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