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Paris turns ‘little belt’ of train tracks into green spaces

The French capital is converting the tracks into semi-wild oases to provide relief as climate change brings hotter days, although the nature that has flourished there may pay a price.
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Divided by mining: Vale’s new rail track fractures an Amazon Indigenous group

The mining giant has secured permission to build a second railroad track that cuts through Amazon's Mãe Maria Indigenous Territory, prompting complaints from Indigenous leaders who say Vale applied maneuvers they consider unethical and that the extension will cause greater environmental damage.
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New Utah oil railroad by Colorado River raises health and climate fears

The proposed railway is forecast to quadruple crude oil production in the Uinta Basin and will damage Biden’s climate credentials, campaigners say.

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Climate change poses challenge to UK’s ageing railways

In the seaside town of Dawlish in south-west England, engineers are working night and day to protect its 175-year-old railway from the modern day threat of climate change.

David Miranda: Bolsonaro’s 1,000km Amazon railway will cause climate chaos. It must be stopped

David Miranda: Bolsonaro’s 1,000km Amazon railway will cause climate chaos. It must be stopped

Today, almost 15% of the Amazon rainforest has already been deforested. When this number reaches 20%, the entire Amazonian system will collapse, with a direct impact on the entire planet. There will be no return.

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S.Korea to cut railway CO2 emissions by replacing diesel trains by 2029

South Korea aims to cut some 30% of carbon emissions from railway travel by replacing all diesel passenger locomotives with a new bullet train by 2029, President Moon Jae-in says.