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What counts as "infrastructure"? Home health care, Biden administration says

Mar 31, 2021
Along with money for bridges and highways, the proposal calls for higher wages for home health aides.
Baby boomers are retiring at a rate of 10,000 people per day, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Backing up the power grid with homemade electricity

Jun 19, 2015
Connecticut is trying microgrids that keep going when the main utility fails.

Fuel cells offer cities an alternative to the grid

Jun 19, 2015
Bridgeport, Conn., is taking measures to rely more on locally made power.

When the power grid fails

Jun 18, 2015
Three storms in Connecticut knocked out some residents' power for more than a week

Closing the 710 freeway gap

Jun 17, 2015
A look at one of Los Angeles County’s most persistent infrastructure controversies.
The gap between the 710 and 210 freeways near Los Angeles.
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L.A. installs water pipes that can survive disaster

Jun 17, 2015
The Japanese-made pipes don't pull apart at the joints when the earth moves.

For public good, not for profit.

Trucks wait at a port with little room to grow

Jun 17, 2015
Truckers wait for hours to pick up containers at Port Newark-Elizabeth.

L.A.'s biggest vulnerability lies under its streets

Jun 16, 2015
A major quake could rupture the city's aging system of 7,000 miles of water pipes.

Lucy Jones on why scientists need to craft stories

Jun 16, 2015
The seismologist explains how using narratives can get your message across.

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