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Posts Tagged ‘Wall Street Journal’

Interactive Map: Flooding in the Midwest

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
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An interactive map from the Wall Street Journal displays the severity of the flooding currently happening in the US Midwest, where “Monday evening, the Ohio River gauge at Cairo read 61.44 feet, nearly two feet higher than the record of 59.51 feet set in 1937.”

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Interactive Map: Aging Oil Infra in the Gulf

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
Aging Oil Rigs and Pipelines

An interactive map from the Wall Street Journal displays the location and age of offshore oil rigs, roughly half of which are “20 years old or more, and a third date back to the 1970s or earlier, long before the development of modern construction standards.”

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The Train to Nowhere: Three More Critical Perspectives

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Lest you think Washington has begun a new era of fiscal self-restraint, consider this week’s act of political retribution by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Newly elected GOP Governors in Ohio and Wisconsin wanted to kill high-speed rail projects in their states and instead use the money to fix their battered roads. Sorry, guys. Mr. LaHood reclaimed the $1.2 billion and handed it to 13 other states that still want to build these high-speed trains to nowhere.

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