California just broke ground on the United States’ first high-speed rail!

January 6, 2015 by  
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California just broke ground in Fresno on the nation’s  first high-speed rail system , ushering in a new era of efficient, eco-friendly transportation. The railway will enable riders to travel faster than a Ferrari once it’s completed: at 220 miles an hour, a passenger will be able to travel from northern to southern California in just three hours. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and after that, the system will continue to Sacramento and San Diego, adding 24 stops to the rail. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of California just broke ground on the United States’ first high-speed rail! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: american high speed rail , California , california high speed rail , california high speed rail authority , california high speed railway authority , california high speed train , Diana Gomez , eco-travel , high speed rail , high-speed rail authority , high-speed rail California , highspeed rail , Kathy Omachi , rail , railway systems , upgraded railway systems

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Incredible images show Crossrail’s dramatic underground tunnels beneath London’s streets

December 11, 2014 by  
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New research reveals that culling wolves is actually bad for livestock

December 11, 2014 by  
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When humans interfere with nature the results are rarely good and such is the case with culling wolf populations. According to a recent study , more livestock are killed after wolves are culled than when populations are left alone. Treehugger reports that Washington State University researchers combed through 25 years worth of data and uncovered that for each wolf killed, the odds of a sheep dying goes up by four percent and the likelihood of cattle getting killed jumps by five to six percent. The reason for this seemingly upside-down conclusion? According to the research, wolf pack stability is key when it comes to controlling the impact of wolves on livestock and culling them disrupts the packs, leading to more breeding. Read the rest of New research reveals that culling wolves is actually bad for livestock Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , cruelty , cull , farming , kill , killing , killing wolves , livestock , livestock control , state , washington , wildlife control , wildlife cull , wildlife culling , wolf , wolf cull , wolf culling , wolf populations , wolves

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Amtrak Teams with Google to Create a Real-Time Train Locator Map

October 8, 2013 by  
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Google Maps recently launched a new interactive tool that allows Amtrak’s 31 million passengers to easily track the exact location of and arrival times for the rail service’s trains. The new locator map will track more than 300 daily trains en route to more than 500 destinations across the country. Checking train status is the second most-used function on Amtrak.com, behind buying tickets, so this infrastructure upgrade should be extremely useful to rail riders. Read the rest of Amtrak Teams with Google to Create a Real-Time Train Locator Map Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amtrak , cloud , Google , Google maps , gps , passenger rail , rail , real-time location , train , train tracking map        

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Amtrak Unveils New High-Efficiency Electric Trains for Northeast Corridor

May 14, 2013 by  
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After three decades of hard work, Amtrak trains in the Northeast Corridor and Pennsylvania get to retire. They will be replaced by 70 high-efficiency electric Amtrak Cities Sprinters (ACS-64) built by Siemens in Sacramento, California. The ACS-64 units are based on the company’s EuroSprinter, and the trains will take over for the Electro-Motive diesel locomotives made back in 1978 and 1988. Read the rest of Amtrak Unveils New High-Efficiency Electric Trains for Northeast Corridor Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: acs-64 , amtrak , amtrak cities sprinter , boston , California , electric , electro-motive diesel , eurosprinter , harrisburg , joseph boardman , keystone corridor , northeast corridor , pennsylvania , philadelphia , rail , Sacramento , washington d.c.        

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CSR to Build World’s First Carbon-Neutral High-Speed Locomotive

May 29, 2012 by  
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The Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) has announced plans to create the world’s first carbon-neutral high-speed locomotive. Working with the  University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) and the nonprofit Sustainable Rail International (SRI) , CSR plans to “create the world’s cleanest, most powerful passenger locomotive, proving the viability of solid biofuel and modern steam locomotive technology”. Read the rest of CSR to Build World’s First Carbon-Neutral High-Speed Locomotive Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative fuels , BIOCOAL , biofuel , carbon neutral train , CARBON-NETURAL , Coalition for Sustainable Rail , high speed rail , LOCOMOTIVE , rail , SOLID BIOFUEL , train , trains , Transportation Tech , University of Minnesota

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Ferrari-Inspired Italo High-Speed Train Will Hit the Tracks in Italy

April 23, 2012 by  
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That flash of red whizzing by you in Italy now may not necessarily be a Ferrari sports car – it could be a new high-speed train inspired by the car company’s reputation for top performance. Ferrari’s president, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, has partnered with luxury goods company Tod’s and French rail firm SNCF to launch Nuovo Transporto Viaggiatori , a new private high speed rail network. What NVT bills as Europe’s most modern train, the Italo , will debut on April 28th as service begins between Milan and Naples. Read the rest of Ferrari-Inspired Italo High-Speed Train Will Hit the Tracks in Italy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ferrari , Ferrari train , high speed rail , italian design , italo , italo train , Luca Cordero di Montezemolo , Milan , Naples , Nuovo Transporto Viaggiatori , NVT , rail , Recycled Materials , rome , SNCF , Tiburtina station , Tod’s

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House Panel Considers Privatizing Rail

March 11, 2011 by  
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After a third Republican governor said no to federal high-speed rail money citing potential cost overruns, a House committee is looking into building railways without federal involvement.

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Branch: A Cool New LED Garden Light Styled to Look Like a Twig

March 11, 2011 by  
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We’re big fans of all of the futuristic new LED lights that have been popping up, but sometimes their shiny, modern looks distract from an outdoor space’s natural beauty. That’s why we were delighted when Modular Lighting Instruments introduced us to Branch

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Central Valley Scores First Piece of California’s High Speed Rail

December 8, 2010 by  
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California’s much-anticipated high-speed rail project is finally set to hit the tracks — starting with a 54 mile-long stretch of railway set to be laid down in the Central Valley.

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