AP Photo/Jim Cole New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch meets with officials from the state's Department of Transportation on the Kancamagus Highway that cuts through the White Mountain National Forest, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Lincoln, N.H. Flash floods from Hurricane Irene washed out part of the road. Citing high driver fatality rates, increasing energy- and agriculture-related freight movements and the recent devastation of Hurricane Irene, transportation construction officials are using a Sept. 1 report to emphasize the potentially devastating effects of delaying federal funding reauthorization on the nation’s rural populations.The nation’s rural roads and bridges are rapidly deteriorating, driving the
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.