Air-traffic control systems are outdated and waste fuel, money and time. By bringing it into the computerized 21st century world, we could make a big difference in CO2 emissions as well as save people time and money.
In a world where everything seems to operate at hyper-speeds (often at the expense of the environment), we're well aware of the apparent benefits behind such movements as "slow food" "slow cities" and "slow design." But what about
Considering how energy-intensive it is, aviation is really the hard nut to crack in greening transportation, but Virgin Atlantic says it has a way to do it--and, importantly, without using biofuels. As The Independent reports,
The airline industry is supposed to join the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)—already a requirement for other heavily polluting industries—in January, but the industry has been fighting the requirement.
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Dear Pablo: Two airlines have recently switched from paper flight records to iPads. Is this really an environmental improvement?
TreeHugger recently covered news of two airlines (, followed by United Continental) that
Today is the day! As I reported last week Germany airline Lufthansa has now begun using biofuels on about one-third of its flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg. The fuel is supplied by Finland's Neste Oil and until now,
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Lufthansa looks set to make aviation history: Using biofuels on a regularly scheduled route. From July 15, one Lufthansa Airbus A321 will ply the 244 miles route from Frankfurt to Hamburg with one engine burning
Britain's Foreign Office has already asked ambassadors and civil servants to fly economy in an effort to cut their carbon emissions. (See Mike's excellent guide to greener flying on why the demand business class seats creates more emissions per
The European Union's long-coming plan to include foreign-based airlines in its carbon trading scheme is scheduled to begin in January 2012, which would make all airlines flying to and from Europe to paying for their