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European governments shrinking railways in favour of road-building, report finds

Rail networks in most countries have been starved of funding while motorways lengthen, study shows.

Court to reconsider Trump-era decision that favored Alaska road project

Court to reconsider Trump-era decision that favored Alaska road project

Conservation groups, joined by former President Carter, had sued to reopen the case after a March ruling upheld an Interior Department deal for a road through a national wildlife refuge.
How deforestation is pushing the Amazon toward a tipping point

How deforestation is pushing the Amazon toward a tipping point

Every day, deforestation brings the rainforest closer to what scientists warn will be its death, when the loss of tree cover finally pushes it past the point of no return and the world loses its greatest shield against rising temperatures.
Jimmy Carter, at 97, steps into a big fight over a small road in Alaska

Jimmy Carter, at 97, steps into a big fight over a small road in Alaska

The legal battle over the gravel route could gut an environmental law that the 39th president called one of his highest achievements.
For the Kayapó, a long battle to save their Amazon homeland

For the Kayapó, a long battle to save their Amazon homeland

For decades, the Kayapó of Brazil have waged a fierce fight to protect their territory from successive waves of loggers, miners, farmers, and land grabbers. Now, with a recently paved highway and a planned railway closing in on their lands, the Kayapó’s struggle is far from over.
What do the protectors of the 'world's lungs' get in return?

What do the protectors of the 'world's lungs' get in return?

The world is suddenly focused on a huge natural carbon store in the Congo Basin. Its guardians are asking what they're owed for keeping it intact.
Why building roads and transit costs more in the U.S.

Why building roads and transit costs more in the U.S.

If history is a guide, President Joe Biden’s $1.3 trillion investment may not fund nearly as much transportation as it would in much of the rest of the world.
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