railways

permafrost

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.
Becky Ferreira
12.11.18
Travel

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.
Lauren Messman
2.8.18
russia

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.
Kim Zetter
1.10.17
Power

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.
Joseph Cox
12.27.15
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.
VICE News
8.5.15
Travel

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.
Emma Do
4.20.15
Words

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.
Adam Bychawski
11.7.14
Bears

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.
Gregory Mackay
5.18.14