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Five Biggest Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S.

The environment plays a crucial role in the sustainability of life as we know it here on Earth. All living things depend on the planet’s resources to survive and, if humans continue to pollute and over-use these resources, they may be completely destroyed or depleted in a matter of years. Recently, a number of environmental issues have risen to new heights, affecting economies and policies worldwide. The U.S. is one country that is suffering the

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China Railway debt nears 900b

China railway continues to rise in debt as they push for even further expansion. The government are now focusing on economic growth. supplying jobs and creating a more efficient railway system.

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4 things YOU can do to reduce carbon emissions

Carbon emissions are often presented as something that is controlled by large corporations and industry leaders however reducing carbon emissions begins with everyday people making small changes for the betterment of the world. In this article by Daniel Kraemer & Joe Whitwell they detail 4 of these changes that anyone (including you) can do.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58171814

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Hydrogen powered trains – cost effective – and green effective or not?

The German state of Baden-Württemberg has decided not to invest in hydrogen powered trains – hydrogeninsight.com via https://bit.ly/3foHfY0 (and link to original source [in German] at end).The article comments “The positives for hydrogen were: minor impacts upon introduction and during operation, and no changes required to the rail infrastructure. But the negatives were: costly filling stations; low efficiency, high energy consumption and high cost; the possible need to increase the number of trains because the range would not be

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Freight is Essential to Carbon Neutrality

The Times yesterday suggested that the new Prime Minister, is searching for cuts to HS2 and other infrastructure investment to compensate for the mistakes of his predecessor. This makes no long-term sense. While tax cuts for the rich might be an inane route to growth, to ignore our need for efficient transport is to deny the mistakes of the last 60 years.  Beeching’s 1963v savage surgery in favour of road transport and the privatisation and

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