Meet the Woman Who Fought to Keep an Oil Terminal Out of Her Town
Linda Garcia is set to receive this year's Goldman Environmental prize for keeping an oil-by-rail terminal our of her Washington neighborhood.
Viewfinder: The Thai Prime Minister Visits a Construction Site Ahead of Elections
Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha visits the construction site for the Bang Sue Central Station, the site of Bangkok's new railway transport hub, on March 20th, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand.
High-Speed Rail Helped Keep Housing Affordable in Japan. Could It Do the Same for California?
A new study looks at how Japan's investment in rail has affected the country's real estate prices, and what that might—or might not—mean for Californians.
How Chinese Interests—and Money—Have Revived Brazil's Ambitious Amazon Rail Network
Brazilian commodities producers have long dreamed of a railroad network crisscrossing Amazonia and the Cerrado, able to cheaply move crops and minerals from the nation's interior to South America's coasts. But factors, including lack of investment, political instability, and difficult terrain, have foiled those hopes—until now.
Viewfinder: A Railway Union Demonstration in France
Members of a railway union hold flares during a protest against the reform of the French state-owned railway company SNCF in Paris, France, on March 12th, 2018.
An Accident Waiting to Happen: The Peril of Transporting Crude by Rail
As oil trains derail across the United States, a windswept—and vulnerable—stretch of Montana’s Glacier National Park underscores the folly of transporting crude by rail.