Category Archives: railways

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam & Other Stories

Ethiopia’s Nile Dam Last month the 2020 Visions blog post considered sustainability in Africa along with other areas. It considered the UNA Climate 2020 report which noted that Ethiopia is experiencing much economic growth which is largely sustainable. Part of … Continue reading

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Megatrends, Solar Trains and World’s Largest Battery

Megatrends An interesting article from the Guardian newspaper highlights seven megatrends that could benefit global society in the future as well as leading to reduced carbon emissions across the planet. The trends are mostly positive examples of how global society … Continue reading

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First Arctic Commercial Shipping & UK Rail Electrification U-Turn

First Tanker Sails Over The Arctic Ocean A report in this BBC article highlights the first commercial ship having crossed the Arctic from Norway to South Korea transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG). This ship – the Christophe de Margerie – … Continue reading

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Stealth Station Closure? & Arctic Warms Rapidly

Arctic Warming Rapidly This Autumn: Hot, Hot, Hot The Arctic is far too warm this year in autumn when compared to other average years. Traditionally in November the arctic cools, freezing the Arctic Ocean’s surface and sea ice returns. 2016 … Continue reading

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Coupled Transport Systems & Start of the Anthropocene?

Coupled Transport Systems A recent Royal Society research article considers studying different transport modes together as “coupled systems”. The road networks and public transport networks in large cities such as London and New York should be studied as a holistic … Continue reading

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Rail Expansion Continues

Two new rail projects have made significant progress in June: the London CrossRail tunnelling and a brand new local railway station in South West England. CrossRail Tunnels Completed June saw the completion of 42 kilometres (26 miles) of the new … Continue reading

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Far South West Cut Off (Again) & Other Stories

Two Years Before Global Warming Exceeds 2 Degrees Warming Unless there is a significant change in emissions there is a strong likelihood that the two degrees temperature ceiling will be exceeded. A UK research programme, named AVOID, has shown that … Continue reading

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