Airbus and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) presented the first commercial aircraft powered by fuel cells at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2008. The latest addition to the DLR research fleet is an Airbus A320
When big culprits of CO2 emissions, like the airlines, decide to go green, we at Treehugger take notice. We've reported on airlines eliminating flights to save fuel, and got some really interesting commentson
Some of us have already posted personal accounts of our AmTrak experiences, but even with AmTrak ridership at an all time high, in the US many folks we talk to still seem skeptical about taking to the rails. So when we took The Carolinian from Durham,
It's very light, it didn't fly very fast or very far, but the plane in the photo above made aviation history by making the first manned flight powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The Boeing Research & Technology Europe team in Madrid, Spain, modified a
According to China's People's Daily, 97 new airports will be built in China in the next 12 years. That will bring the total number to 244 airports by 2020. At the end of 2006, the number was 147, and it is expected that there will be 192 airports by
We’ve already seen the profits of Ryanair and British Airways squeezed by higher oil prices, not to mention, in the words of Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary, ‘eco-loonies’ avoiding unnecessary air travel.
If you're not attempting to reduce your airline's carbon emissions by flying the first all-biofuel jumbo-jet flight, the efficacy of which is in and of itself up for debate, the EU requires your airline to subscribe to a carbon trading *cough* scheme.
It certainly seems like the folks protesting Heathrow Airport's planned runway expansion are not afraid of guns. Having breached security and climbed on top of a plane earlier this week, yesterday a group of activists found their way to the roof of
From mock billboards to the Camp for Climate Action, Heathrow Airport has been the scene of a number of climate-related protests. As far as we know, however, today may be the first time that campaigners have gone as far as breaching airport security
In just three months, according to the International Air Transport Association, 100% of tickets issued for air travel will be electronic. This is an impressive figure given that four years ago "just 18 percent of airline tickets issued worldwide were
"You've travelled the world. Now change it." says We Are What We Do, the global social movement. They have been changing the world (for a Fiver and 9 to 5) for three years now and thought it was high time to raise their sights about 35,000
When we reported that British Airways was seeing its profits squeezed by the twin threat of rising oil prices and increased competition from rail, commenter Ecobore suspected it had more to do with the budget airlines than it did any shift to greener
While some of us try to wean ourselves from our jet addiction and the engineers at Reaction Engines work out the kinks of a hydrogen-fueled hypersonic jet designed to get passengers from Brussels to Sidney between breakfast and lunch, a German
Today came the possibly "too little, too late" news that airlines are to be included in the EU's system of CO2 permits trading...but not until 2012. Waiting four more years to add airlines to a possibly-flawed Euro system is hard to see as brilliant news
On one of the busiest days of air travel here in the States, check out this visual depiction of all the air travel over North America over a 24-hour period, created by graphic artist Aaron Koblin. Stunning.
With flying being one of the greatest contributors to growing carbon emissions, airlines are scrambling to find ways to clean up their image — carbon offsets, recycling, zero emissions targets — but it is up to some scrutiny and debate as to