Transportation

Utah wants to build an oil railway through a wilderness area
Utah wants to build an oil railway through a wilderness area
Questions surround the fiscal viability of the project and how this aligns with Biden’s climate agenda.
The lion king of Los Angeles
The lion king of Los Angeles
After Miguel Ordeñana discovered mountain lion P-22 in urban LA, he became a key advocate for habitat connectivity, which is essential for the species’ survival in Southern California.
The Southwest’s cities are booming. Here’s how to make that growth climate-friendly.
The Southwest’s cities are booming. Here’s how to make that growth climate-friendly.
One of the authors of the recent U.N. climate report says getting urban development right is crucial to addressing the climate crisis.
Together we pause
Together we pause
Sometimes we need to stop — to think about the ways we wreak havoc in the world.
Putrid spillage; New Mexico fisticuffs; the year, in quotes
Putrid spillage; New Mexico fisticuffs; the year, in quotes
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Plans falter for West Coast coal terminals
Plans falter for West Coast coal terminals
Coal companies look to Asia, but face port challenges.
Adventures of a roving Bookmobile driver
Adventures of a roving Bookmobile driver
This is not your typical library job.
Podcast: The cult of Tesla
Podcast: The cult of Tesla
What is it about Tesla and Elon Musk that has attracted such fierce devotion from so many people?
A life aloft
A life aloft
An ode to airport-dwelling birds.
Coal downturn hits railroads hard
Coal downturn hits railroads hard
Federal transportation board rejected a proposed Montana railroad due to coal bankruptcies.
Dispatch from Blockadia
Dispatch from Blockadia
Where enviros are uniting with social justice and tribal rights activists in the Northwest to stop new fossil fuel development.
Highway injustice in Denver’s Latino neighborhoods
Highway injustice in Denver’s Latino neighborhoods
Poor districts have breathed I-70’s pollution for decades. Now they’re facing its expansion.
On E.M. Frimbo and riding the Western rails
Oil spill funds race to catch up to rise in rail transportation
Oil spill funds race to catch up to rise in rail transportation
Risks shift from coastal facilities and marine vessels to inland pipelines and railways.
Freeway closure by flash flood should teach us a lesson
Freeway closure by flash flood should teach us a lesson
Is it time to diversify the West's transportation options?
National parks scramble to keep up with the crowds
National parks scramble to keep up with the crowds
Does Utah's mega tourism campaign compromise the outdoor experience?
I have seen the future, and it looks like Mad Max
I have seen the future, and it looks like Mad Max
How a post-apocalyptic action movie can help us ward off ecological disaster.
The Latest: New incentives for quieter aircraft in the Grand Canyon
The Latest: New incentives for quieter aircraft in the Grand Canyon
More commercial flights are expected this year, if they meet federal noise standards.
A coal terminal would bring profit to one tribe, damage to another
A coal terminal would bring profit to one tribe, damage to another
Photos of the communities for and against the proposed Washington port.
Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Many communities fight transport of crude oil through their towns; some find legal footing to succeed.
Latest: A Washington county puts the brakes on a new oil-train facility
Latest: A Washington county puts the brakes on a new oil-train facility
In the wake of recent oil-train derailments, Skagit County wants Shell to do a full environmental review.
Keystone isn’t the only pipeline proposal out there
Keystone isn’t the only pipeline proposal out there
As XL languishes in political controversy, new pipeline projects gain ground in Canada and Alaska.
Big dig, big disgrace
Big dig, big disgrace
A new mega-tunnel won’t save Seattle from the tyranny of traffic.
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