Arctic Towns, Railways, and Pipelines At Risk of Permafrost Thaw Damage
About 45 percent of globally important oil and gas fields in the Russian Arctic are located in zones made hazardous by permafrost melt, scientists said.
Why Have There Been So Many Train Crashes Lately?
We asked an expert about the strange recent series of major incidents on Amtrak lines resulting in six deaths and many more injuries.
The Ukrainian Power Grid Was Hacked Again
Experts say the country appears to be a “testbed” for cyber attacks that could be used around the world.
Security Researchers Offer Warnings About Hackable Railroads
In a talk at Chaos Communication Congress, researchers outline a long shopping list of problems with railroad systems.
asia & pacific
Dozens Killed After Trains Fly Off Tracks During Flash Flood in India
The trains were crossing a small bridge in a remote part of Madhya Pradesh state, just after flash floods caused part of the track to sink into the rain-soaked ground.
We Talked to One of the Three Residents of Australia's Smallest Town
I called Cooladdi's only listed phone number and talked to Roxanne Muller, who is part of the family that makes up 100 percent of the tiny town.
Britain's Railways Created the Country's Biggest Clubs and Gentrification Shut Them Down
Last decade’s desolate wastelands are this year’s playgrounds for the super-rich.
Francis and the Railway
Francis Bear is like Winnie-the-Pooh—if Pooh Bear ate fast food instead of honey, loved beer, and regularly caused car crashes.