Boris Johnson has defended his plans to fly to London rather than take the train after his attendance at the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow.
US President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline is sparking renewed interest in shipping Canadian oil-sands crude by rail, and that comes with its own environmental risks.
Engineers are investigating whether batteries from electric cars parked at train stations could be used to provide power to the railways.
An oil train with 109 cars derailed near a West Virginia town Monday, causing as many as 15 tankers to catch fire and a state of emergency to be declared in two counties. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin issued the emergency for Kanawha and Fayette counties as CSX Corp., the train’s operator, worked with emergency responders at the scene in frigid conditions. One person was being treated for potential smoke inhalation after the derailment, while no other injuries were reported, according to the Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad and a state official.