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Train Derailment

Amtrak Train Derails In Vermont, Seven Taken To Hospital

Reuters | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.05.2015 | Crime

Oct 5 (Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train hit debris from a rockslide and derailed in central Vermont on Monday, sending at least seven people to th...

5,000 Evacuated After Train Carrying Toxic Substance Derails In Tennessee

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 07.03.2015 | Crime

A freight train carrying a highly flammable and toxic substance partly derailed and caught fire around midnight on Thursday near Knoxville, Tennessee,...

Derailment Fuels Fears Around Propane Facility

New England Center for Investigative Reporting | Isaiah Thompson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

The following story was reported by Isaiah Thompson of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and published here in collaboration with The...

What Is It Like to Survive a Train Wreck?

Quora | Posted 06.08.2016 | Weird News

Being in a train crash is a very interesting experience. Its the scariest thing that I've been through, and the most enlightening.

Rail Safety Fact Check: Fires, Spills Up Despite Industry Claims

New England Center for Investigative Reporting | Isaiah Thompson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

The following story was reported by Isaiah Thompson of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and published here in collaboration with The...

Amtrak Seeks Fast U.S. Approval For Automated Braking Feature

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) - Amtrak is seeking expedited approval to equip the Philadelphia site of last week's hig...

Stupid Is as Stupid Does, Mr. Speaker

Erica Payne | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Erica Payne

At his weekly press conference, the GOP's "Crybaby in Chief" lashed out at a reporter for daring to question the role his party's cut-happy orthodoxy played in Tuesday's Amtrak accident.

The Safest Place To Sit On A Train Is...

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.19.2015 | Science

Tuesday's deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, which killed eight people and injured more than 200, has turned the country's attention to railroa...

'Green News Report' -- May 14, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.14.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hours after Amtrak crash, Republicans vote to cut Amtrak's budget; FBI violated its own rules to spy on Keystone XL pipeline protesters; Hawaii votes to be first in the nation to reach 100% renewable energy

Kate Sheppard

Senators Introduce Legislation After Series Of Oil Train Accidents | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic senators wants to improve the safety of transporting oil by rail in the United States, following a series of high-...

Crude Oil Train Derails In Ontario, Canada

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2015 | Green

By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO, March 7 (Reuters) - A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying crude oil derailed near the northern O...

BREAKING: At Least 30 Injured In Metrolink Train Derailment

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.24.2015 | Crime

UPDATE 10:58 a.m.: Spokesperson for the Ventura County Fire Department, Capt. Mike Lindbery, said on Twitter that there were no fatalities. Lindbery a...

Fossil Fuel Transport Leads to a Crude Awakening

Marc Yaggi | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Marc Yaggi

The railways need to learn from the Exxon Valdez spill and put in place preventive measures to protect the environment before we see the rail equivalent of a Valdez disaster.

5 Dead, Nearly 100 Injured In Moscow Train Derailment

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

MOSCOW, July 15 (Reuters) - Five people were killed and nearly 100 were injured when an Moscow underground train went off the rails between two stat...

Mexican Train Carrying 1,300 Migrants Toward U.S. Derails

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

MEXICO CITY, July 9 (Reuters) - A cargo train used by Mexicans and Central Americans to travel toward the U.S. border derailed in the southern Mexic...

California Needs Major Update To Oil Train Spill Preparedness

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO, June 10 (Reuters) - California needs more safety inspections, better emergency response capabilities, a...

Rail Town Residents Fear Impacts Of Increased Oil Train Traffic

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2014 | Green

By Joshua Schneyer, Rory Carroll and Richard Valdmanis May 25 (Reuters) - Albany, New York Sheriff Craig Apple assured a room of conce...

Oil Train Derails In Lynchburg, Virginia, Sparking Fire

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green

A CSX train derailed near downtown Lynchburg, Virginia around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, prompting evacuations and calls to avoid part of the city as fla...

Kate Sheppard

Exploding Trains Spark Debate Over Safety Of Shipping Crude Oil | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The agency that oversees pipeline and hazardous material safety in the United States issued a warning late Thursday that oil extracted f...

Here's What Happens To Your Body When You're Sleep Deprived

Irene Ross | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

The CDC refers to sleep deprivation as a "public health epidemic," and I completely agree. Sleep affects every system in the body, and each one must function efficiently in order to achieve optimum health.

Deadly Crash Prompts Governors To Press Safety Debate

Pew's Stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Train Wrecks

George Bibel | Posted 02.01.2014 | Science
George Bibel

Train still derail and collide just like they did a century ago. The most dangerous condition for passengers is loss of livable space--the car (and passengers) is crushed. This occurs in a collision or if the train derails at high speed into something solid. Also problematic is derailing off a mountain side or into water.

Tragedy Hits Home For NBC Staffers

Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

The tragic train derailment in the Bronx on Sunday hit home for NBC staffers. Jim Lovell, an audio technician who worked on "Today," was killed wh...

Crude Oil Train Derails In Alabama

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

(Updates with details on destination of the oil, local town mayor) By Edward McAllister Nov 8 (Reuters) - A 90-car trai...

Dozens Killed In Spain Train Crash

Reuters | Miguel Vidal | Posted 09.23.2013 | World

* Derailment caused by excessive speed - source * Tragedy on eve of major religious festival * One of Europe's worst rai...