Failed Palm Springs golf course is being repurposed into a sustainable community filled with olive groves

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“Miralon is dramatically large in scope and vision,” said Freehold California Division President Brad Shuckhart. “It is like no other place in Palms Springs and yet it emerges naturally from the Desert. This is a community that looks boldly forward with environmental advances while embracing the region’s great architectural history.”

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Hundreds of mysterious stone structures discovered near ancient volcanoes in Saudi Arabia

Like all things, technology is a double-edged sword. Without it, however, Professor David Kennedy of the University of Oxford would never have discovered hundreds of mysterious structures located near ancient lava domes in Saudi Arabia. Using the resource Google Earth, Kennedy found there are approximately 400 stone walls on ancient lava domes that are believed to be more than 9,000 years old. Because the structures appear similar to others found in the Middle East, they have been dubbed “gates”

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