Day: November 20, 2012

3,300 gas leaks are found in Boston

Boston Globe (subscription required) Nathan Phillips, College of Arts & Sciences Natural gas is escaping from more than 3,300 leaks in ­Boston’s underground pipelines, according to a new ­Boston University study that underscores the explosion risk and environmental damage from aging infrastructure ­under city sidewalks and streets… View article

Racial divide expected to persist in US

Boston Globe (subscription required) Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences, African Presidential Center The raucous scene at President Obama’s election night victory party was a full-throated display of exuberant diversity as supporters from across the racial spectrum danced, cheered, and celebrated until well into the morning… View article