Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruption has destroyed 26 home and caused thousands to flee

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The eruption of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has destroyed around 26 homes and five structures. Since the eruption began, 10 fissures have emerged, and thousands of people have been forced to evacuate. Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency administrator Talmadge Magno told CBS News yesterday, “There’s no sign of things slowing down.” Kilauea has spewed lava as high as 230 feet up into the air, according to Vox . Lava bursting from fissures has destroyed houses. According to a Sunday evening update from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory , in the Leilani Estates subdivision, in the volcano’s lower East Rift Zone, intermittent lava eruption was ongoing, and “new ground cracks in the vicinity of fissures eight and nine…were emitting thick steam and gases.” Related: Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate Sulfur dioxide emissions are also a concern — Vox cited the Civil Defense Agency as calling the gas “a threat to all who become exposed.” It’s often expelled in large amounts during a volcanic eruption . In a Sunday evening update , the Civil Defense Agency said Lanipuna Gardens residents would not able to access the area because of dangerous volcanic gases. Leilani Estates residents were “allowed to continue evacuation to check on their property” during certain hours, but only if conditions permitted, and the agency said lines of safety can change “because of unstable conditions that involve toxic gas, earthquakes , and lava activities.” “Please, the residents of Leilani need your help. This is not the time for sightseeing. You can help tremendously by staying out of the area,” the Civil Defense Agency said in the update. “The residents of Leilani Estates are going through a very difficult time. We ask for your understanding. We ask for your help.” Kilauea is among the most active volcanoes in the world, according to the United States Geological Survey , and “may even top the list.” + County of Hawaii Via Vox Images via U.S. Geological Survey

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A breezy oasis-like home hits the market in Brisbane

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The stunning, oasis-like Rosebery House is now for sale—including its surprisingly lush environment less than two miles from Brisbane . Built predominately of timber and steel, this breezy abode was designed by Brit Andresen and Peter O’Gorman, among Australia’s most renowned contemporary architects. The home is listed on The Modern House with the price available on request. Open to the outdoors on all sides, the nearly 2,700-square-foot Rosebery House comprises three two-story pavilions punctuated by two covered voids that let in light and ventilation. Stairways and open decks connect the various rooms. Each pavilion is designed to house a different programmatic function but is also flexible enough to adapt to changing needs. Key to the success of the home is the massive trellis that runs the building’s full length and provides privacy, protection from the elements, and access to cooling breezes. Related: Heritage-listed church repurposed into modern solar-powered home in Brisbane Among the many highlights of the four-bedroom, two-bath house is the library living room, where battened panel screens slide open to a canopy view. “It’s the type of space where you could feel like you are a hermit in the middle of a rainforest ,” says the current owner, “but then the sounds of a tennis match float in on the breeze from the opposite riverbank and remind you that you are in a city.” Interested in placing a bid? Head over to The Modern House to get in touch with the homeowners. + Rosebery House Via Dwell Images by Michael Nicholson

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