Reindeer Roadkill

ENVIRONMENT In less than a week, more than 100 reindeer have been killed by freight trains in a “bloodbath” in northern Norway. (The Guardian) How are reindeer part of the Norwegian landscape? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map.   Discussion Ideas There have been three major collisions between reindeer herds and Norwegian freight trains in … Continue reading Reindeer Roadkill

Future on the Fast Track

Do you get frustrated on the morning commute? How about at the airport? Both of those questions are ridiculous for this reason: I already know that your answer is a resounding “Yes.”

Everybody gets frustrated at one point or another while commuting in rush hour traffic or getting hassled at the airport. Personally, it is difficult for me to maintain my composure when it takes me 1.5 hours to drive 22 miles. I can ride a bike faster than that!

Is there a better way to get around besides driving a car that is expensive to maintain, pollutes, is noisy, etc? How about better than flying? One solution could be high-speed rail.


A Japanese Shinkansen Train Rockets along the Rails

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