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Sweet concrete: New York Times deconstructs 35W bridge

The 35W bridge takes a star turn Tuesday in New York Times science reporter Henry Fountain’s surprisingly fascinating story on concrete.

The feature focuses on the imaginative new chemical mixes for the ancient substance — many designed to make concrete less greenhouse-gassy. (Notes Fountain, “The manufacturing of Portland cement is responsible for about 5 percent of human-caused emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.”)

The Times goes all multimedia on the various lower-CO2 recipes used in our bridge; there’s also a podcast on the story page.

[Hat tip: W.S.]

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  1. Submitted by Glenn Howatt on 03/31/2009 - 11:15 am.

    David, You should spend some time researching how often the New York Times writes stories about Minnesota vs. other places.

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