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Solar-powered railway could reduce fossil fuel reliance

Andrew Aitchison/Getty Images (CNN) — The world’s first solar farm to directly power a railway line has been plugged in — a development that could lay the foundations for the world’s first solar-powered trains. Social enterprise Riding Sunbeams has installed about 100 solar panels near a train station in Aldershot, southeast England. Energy captured by […]

Post-vacation blues: The best way to beat them

(CNN) — The deep dive into depression hits me the second I turn the key to my front door. The vacation is over. And I’m so bummed. I feel a distressing weight pressing on my chest, the dread of enduring this ennui and the existential dread of day-to-day routines. Why is life so hard? Why […]

Rediscovering Tokyo's historic waterways

Rediscovering Tokyo's historic waterways

Hundreds of years ago, Tokyo — then known as Edo — flourished around canals, rivers and the sea. Today, the city is rediscovering its watery roots. Source link

Venice fines architect for tourist-unfriendly Constitution Bridge

(CNN) — Venice has spent the last few years trying to curb the overtourism that has plagued it. But now Italy’s famed city of canals has taken action against a bridge that isn’t capable of handling the tourists they already have. Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has been fined €78,000 ($86,000) for what the city deemed […]

Antarctica travel: 11 thrilling adventures in a land of ice

(CNN) — Once upon a time there was basically only one way for an ordinary person to visit Antarctica — climbing aboard a small cruise ship and visiting the frozen continent en masse with hundreds of other passengers. Since the legendary Lars-Eric Lindblad led the first traveler’s expedition in 1966, visiting the Antarctic has been […]

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