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A greener Greensburg rises two years after tornado hit

GREENSBURG, Kan. -- The mayor of Greensburg guides the city-leased hybrid Ford Escape around a corner and pulls to a stop. "Wow, I hadn't seen this," he says. "Another new home going in." Two years after an EF-5 tornado killed 11 people and swept away 90 percent of the town, so much has changed in Greensburg that even the mayor has to stay alert to keep up with it.

"If you don't drive around but about twice a week, you miss what's going on," Bob Dixson says.

The town is following through on its commitment to rebuild "green," using eco-friendly recycled and energy efficient materials. Silo-shaped, eco-friendly concrete domes built for housing and business are part of the town's new landscape.

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