Japan is taking a second look at coal, and the industry likes what it sees. With demand for electricity surging and marked improvements designed to reduce emissions coming to mining technologies, Japan is ready to invest in the next generation of coal.
Drivers in Finland are still dealing with the fallout from a harsh spring thaw, which inflicted major damage on its extensive network of unpaved roads.
China is among the world’s largest consumers of natural gas. A new pipeline in Alaska could help the Last Frontier meet the asian country’s continually rising demand.
In the American Southwest, a lengthy struggle to adequately maintain unpaved roads has led one community to ask federal officials for much-needed support. At just over 17 million acres, the Navajo Nation Reservation is the largest in the United States. While its landscapes offer incomparable views, its transportation infrastructure leaves something to be desired.
In light of funding shortfalls on both the federal and local level, some Saskatchewanians are taking runway maintenance into their own hands. Most of Saskatchewan’s airports don’t see all that much traffic — less than 1,000 passengers per airport annually, in fact.