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Our Deteriorating Water Infrastructure

water_treatment_small.jpgThe water infrastructure of the United States needs upgrading. This shouldn’t come as a surprise; much of the water infrastructure of the nation was installed when the country’s cities were built and the tendency since has been to defer maintenance. Many urban water infrastructures are more than a hundred years old, and they are increasingly strained with population growth and suburban sprawl. Moreover, the infrastructure comprises a great many components: wells, surface water intakes, dams, reservoirs, storage tanks, aqueducts, treatment plants, pipes and, of course, valves.

There’s More to Ethanol than Corn

ethanol.gifWhen the new president takes office, he or she will have many issues to deal with. One that’s sure to be contentious is the use of ethanol as an alternative fuel

Ethanol, used in place of MTBE as an oxygenator in gasoline, has a future as a renewable fuel. The question is which form of ethanol will emerge as the preferred choice.

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