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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.
Posted In: infrastructure, U.S., electricity, power grid

Fuel cells offer cities an alternative to the grid

Jun 19, 2015
Bridgeport, Conn., is taking measures to rely more on locally made power.
Posted In: infrastructure, energy, power grid

When the power grid fails

Jun 18, 2015
Three storms in Connecticut knocked out some residents' power for more than a week
Posted In: power grid, infrastructure, weather, storms

Closing the 710 freeway gap

Jun 17, 2015
A look at one of Los Angeles County’s most persistent infrastructure controversies.
Posted In: infrastructure, highways, california

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.
Posted In: earthquakes, infrastructure, water

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.
Posted In: shipping ports, trucking, infrastructure
The California Aqueduct is one of three  aqueducts bringing fresh water to Los Angeles. Here, where it meets the San Andreas fault, the aqueduct could break and potentially cut off some water supply in a large earthquake.

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.
Posted In: infrastructure, earthquake, los angeles, southern California, water

Lucy Jones on why scientists need to craft stories

Jun 16, 2015
The seismologist explains how using narratives can get your message across.
Posted In: earthquakes, infrastructure, storytelling

U.S. is locked in to an aging highway system

Jun 15, 2015
Even after rehab, New Jersey's Pulaski Skyway will be functionally obsolete.
Posted In: highways, infrastructure, new jersey
Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

America's infrastructure isn't sexy

May 19, 2015
What it'll take to put America's infrastructure back in the lead.
Posted In: infrastructure, repair, air travel, highways, roads, Transportation

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