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The high-speed train will connect San Francisco and Los Angeles. (Photo credit: California High-Speed Rail Authority) 0

High-speed rail project picks up speed

The high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles is closer to becoming reality. California’s Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal that would have challenged financing of the route. The train will...

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Traveling by high-speed rail to Mecca

A Spanish-Saudi Arabian consortium is building a 444-kilometre-long high-speed rail line to connect the two Muslim holy cities of Medina and Mecca. The first trains will be delivered later this year. Heinz Krieger reports...

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Paradise is in danger

Most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, according to a report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Overfishing is the main culprit. But as Regine Reibling reports...