The end of the ban on flying seems to be touch and go with most flights still cancelled until later this afternoon. But some are rhapsodizing about a world without planes and the joys of cloud watching
In 1783, another Icelandic volcano, Laki, erupted and kept spitting out ash and 120 tons of sulfur dioxide (equal to 3 times the annual industrial output of Europe) and 8 million tons of hydrogen fluoride. 25% of the population of Iceland died, either
It may be a serious headache if you're in the middle of it and trying to get someplace, but the Iceland volcano eruption shutting down air travel has had one decidedly positive environmental effect. Resurgence
It started with a strange hue of gray in the skies. "Looks like rain," my friend commented as we started up the steps from the train platform on Thursday evening. Commuting home after being isolated all day behind the firewall
digg_url = 'http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/04/7-luxury-ways-to-travel-green.php';Everyone needs to take time off to relax. Travel is a major element of getting away from it all. And while an eco-volunteering vacation can be an
The Dream of Flight
Humans have long concocted glorious images of flying machines with an aspiration to defy gravity.
With air travel called into question due to issues including fuel consumption and the effect that airplane contrails have on the earth's
And then there were... well, I've stopped counting how many airlines are trying to develop a biofuel that will enable them to keep on flying and become carbon neutral(ish), but Qatar Airways is the latest to enter the ring. The
Last week, the temporary closing of Frankfurt's airport in Germany, due to bad winter weather, affected 8000 people. In order to fight the ice and snow, the airport used 700.000 litres of antacid to get rid of the three-day snowfall. This is
As we noted earlier, air travel got significantly more miserable in the last few days after Mr. Sizzlypants' (Xenie Jardin's coinage) failed attempt. Has this changed your attitudes toward flying, and perhaps to consider alternatives?
Forget the lines while you wait to get on the plane, the real torture starts when you are in the air. Gizmodo lists the new rules, and flying has just become a far more miserable experience than it ever was before; we
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digg_url = 'http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/12/aircraft-vapor-trails-responsible-for-15-20-percent-of-arctic-warming.php';Even though there are an estimated 35 million commercial airline flights per year little research
We first mentioned the Solar Impulse solar powered plane back in 2005 as the solar plane with plans to circle the globe in 2011. Now they're back in 2009 with a manned solar aircraft that on Thursday at 12:11 EST took