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Plan to expand Texas highway stalled over environmental racism concerns

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Texas is crisscrossed by thousands of miles of freeways, but a Houston-area county is suing the state to stop one of them being expanded, arguing the air pollution and displacement will primarily harm minority communi...

A Mexican mother tried to escape her abuser. She was one of 13 migrants to die on a California highway

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Weeks before Carolina Ramírez Pérez died in a packed SUV on a desolate California highway 15 miles from the Mexican border, her husband had begun bringing a machete to bed. Ramírez Pérez, 32, and her husband, Martin ...

Hedgerow highway will keep dormice thriving in the Yorkshire Dales

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For the first time in 100 years, dormice have the freedom to roam among the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales, thanks to a project to restore their delicate natural habitat. Landowners and farmers in Wensleydale ha...

Caldor fire burns on both sides of US Highway 50, footage shows – video

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The Caldor fire continued its slow march toward the Lake Tahoe resort region on Friday. If the fire continues its path, fire crews plan to make a stand at Echo Summit, a mountain pass where US Route 50 begins its desc...

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles review – an all-American road trip

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The hero of Amor Towles’s previous novel, the multimillion-selling A Gentleman in Moscow, spent 480 pages cooped up in a posh hotel, unable to leave on pain of death – a luxury lockdown. For his latest, Towles has loo...

A gray wolf’s epic journey ends in death on a California highway

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The young gray wolf who took experts and enthusiasts on a thousand-mile journey across California died last month, ending a trek that brought hope and inspiration to many during a time of ecological collapse. The tra...

Big Sur wildfire burns near California highway – video

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Hundreds of people in California were told to evacuate because of a new blaze as authorities were forced to shut one of the state's main highways. Firefighters were battling the blaze that broke out in rugged mountain...

At least nine officers fatally shoot man walking on Nashville interstate highway

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At least nine law enforcement officers fatally shot a man walking on an interstate highway in Nashville on Thursday, in the latest use of deadly police force in the US that has left the man’s family “in shock”. The 37...

Nashville disciplines police officer who fired last in fatal highway standoff

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The Nashville police chief has stripped an officer of policing authority after he fired the final two shots to end a fatal interstate highway standoff in which nine officers opened fire on a man holding a box cutter. ...

I’d change one thing about the new Highway Code – and put SUV drivers in their place

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There has been a new Highway Code since the end of January, as anyone who listens to a lot of phone-ins will know. Unfortunately, if you get your information from phone-ins, the only detail you will pick up is that dr...

Confusion in Lagos as passenger plane is towed along highway

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A plane that was towed along the side of a busy expressway in Lagos on Tuesday night has caused widespread confusion and amusement to commuters – and rumours it had crashed – before Nigerian authorities said that it w...

Body of woman found after partial human leg discovered on NT highway

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The body of an Indigenous woman has been found after a partial human leg was discovered on a major Northern Territory highway two days ago. The body was found on Darwin’s outskirts on Wednesday night and NT police hav...

‘Let’s make it out alive’: pilot lands small plane on North Carolina highway – video

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A Florida man who aspires to be a commercial pilot showed his skills when he made an emergency landing of a single-engine aircraft on a four-lane North Carolina road, missing cars and power lines as he touched down. V...

‘Let’s make it out alive’: pilot lands small plane on North Carolina highway – video

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A Florida man who aspires to be a commercial pilot showed his skills when he made an emergency landing of a single-engine aircraft on a four-lane North Carolina road, missing cars and power lines as he touched down. V...

‘Let’s make it out alive’: pilot lands small plane on North Carolina highway – video

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A Florida man who aspires to be a commercial pilot showed his skills when he made an emergency landing of a single-engine aircraft on a four-lane North Carolina road, missing cars and power lines as he touched down. V...

Paved highway to run through Amazon gains initial approval in Brazil

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Brazil’s environmental authority has granted an initial permit to allow a major highway to be paved through the centre of the Amazon rainforest, the minister of infrastructure said, in a move that threatens to increas...

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