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Large-Scale Road And Rail Projects Can Be The Biggest Environmental Challenge In Africa

Africa’s natural surroundings and magnificent wildlife are just about to face their greatest challenge. At a newspaper published now in Current Biology, my coworkers and I evaluate that the dramatic environmental changes which are going to be driven by means … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale From The 19th-Century Railroad About The Limits of Competition For Giant Technology

Late 19th-century Americans adored railroads, which appeared to eliminate space and time, moving products and people more cheaply and much more conveniently than ever before. Plus they feared railroads since in the majority of the nation it had been impossible … Continue reading

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How Migrants And Their Supporters Have Revived The 19th-Century Railroad Ethos

The narrative of this 19th-century underground railroad, a network of key routes and safe homes helping enslaved African-Americans to escape, has restored interest within recent months. The railroad was conducted by activists who called themselves as brokers, conductors and station … Continue reading

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