Los Angeles Business Journal

Weather Extremes Threaten U.S. Grid

Thursday, July 26, 2012

From melting Texas highways to overheated Illinois nuclear power plants, the concrete, steel and sophisticated engineering that undergird the nation’s infrastructure are being taxed by heat, drought and vicious storms, the New York Times reports. The frequency of extreme weather is up over the past few years, and people who deal with infrastructure expect that to continue.