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Pattrn: Building Solutions
From plastic roads to combating rising seas, Building Solutions explores how Americans find innovative ways to move us into the future.
America's Invisible Crisis
Imagine living your whole life without running water. It’s not a problem limited to other countries. It’s happening right here in the U.S. Dave Malkoff looks at this largely invisible crisis.
Is plastic trash the future of pavement?
When plastic is thrown out, most ends up in a landfill. One company is proving you can turn plastic trash into a road surface that lasts longer than blacktop.
The "Ghost Forests" of North Carolina
Trees are rapidly dying off on the North Carolina coast. Fishermen are feeling an impact. Dave Malkoff strapped on his waders to see what is being done to slow the creation of these "ghost forests."
High Tech Highways
There are more than 4 million miles of roads in the United States. Some companies and towns across the nation are looking for ways to turn this single-use space into a power-saving asset.
Alaska River Power
An ancient Alaskan fishing village is becoming a worldwide proving ground for an advanced green power grid.
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