Showing posts with label Transport. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Transport. Show all posts

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Turbulent times ahead for air travel?

Scientists are now discovering that climate change and air travel could be having huge impacts on each other. Story here.

PinP photo.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Canada's Transportation Safety Board (TSB) Warns, Dangerous Crude Could Still Travel in Misclassified Tank Cars


The TSB is raising concerns that dangerous crude oil could still be travelling by rail inside misclassified tank cars, despite assurances from the federal government that the problem has been fixed. STORY HERE.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Have Western Farmers Been Sacrificed For Big Oil?

Council of Canadians
Oil pipe awaiting allocation on the CN line in Manitoba. PLT photo.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow Tweeted these questions this week. "Were western farmers sacrificed so that Big Oil could take over the trains? Is that why Harper killed the Wheat Board?" Details here.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Farm Groups on the Canadian Prairies Want Ottawa to Penalize Railways for Grain Shipment Backlog

Winnipeg Free Press

Prairie farm groups frustrated by delays in shipping grain this fall want the federal government to do more to penalize rail companies that don't deliver crops in a timely way. Details here.

Surplus grain stored on 
Manitoba field. PLT stock photo.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Via Rail Passengers Stranded Near Unity, Sask. (& Video)

CBC SK: Whiteout conditions are said to have contributed to the stranding of more than 150 people near Unity, SK since early yesterday. Details here.

A wintry view from the train. Winnipeg to Toronto in Feb.'13. A PLT video.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Good Green Blimp

by Staff, Utne Reader - Mar'11
 Air cargo is about to go steampunk. Read more here.
 Illustration: Science Applications 
International Corp.

PUBLISHER'S COMMENT: Might this be considered for transporting goods to northern Manitoba communities, now that climate change is rendering surface transport on ice roads unreliable? l.p.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Why Public Transportation is Good for Kids

by Carla Saulter - 1 Nov 2010 - Grist

"The myth that good parenting means ferrying one's children in the car...

Diesel vehicles in oil sands operations contribute to regional pollution

EurekAlert Wildfires, cigarette smoking and vehicles all emit a potentially harmful compound called isocyanic acid. The substance has been l...