Rise In Weather Extremes Threatens Infrastructure

07/25/2012 11:18 pm ET | Updated Sep 24, 2012
  • MATTHEW L. WALD and JOHN SCHWARTZ The New York Times

WASHINGTON — From highways in Texas to nuclear power plants in Illinois, the concrete, steel and sophisticated engineering that undergird the nation’s infrastructure are being taxed to worrisome degrees by heat, drought and vicious storms.

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