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
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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
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
Earthbound photographers are capable of capturing incredible images—and digital technology allows even hobby photographers to create images that transcend human perception—but sometimes, a simple
Two on palm oil, from Finland and Malaysia: State-owned airline Finnair has announced that it will not begin using aviation biofuel on some of its routes this year as previously planned. Part of the reason is the
Southwest Airlines is changing its landing procedures in the hopes of reducing emissions, delays, and of course, costs. The move is driven in part by changes mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration that
Get on a small plane, and carbon emissions aren't the only environmental problem to think about. Aviation fuel is the largest source of lead emissions, and Friends of the Earth is calling on the EPA to get it under
With the European Union's plan to include aviation in its emission trading scheme just two years away, there's some more movement on slowing the growing carbon footprint of the airline industry. At the annual
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary may come close to rivaling arch-climate skeptic Lord Monckton when it comes to craziness. Having ranted and raved about eco-loonies in the past, he's now laying firmly into the scientific
This one's been inbound for a couple of years now, the United States objecting to the European Union's plans to make foreign airlines start paying for the carbon emissionsM from landing and taking off there from 2012, but
Four years ago we wrote about the idea of standing seating on airplanes, and noted that "there could be a TreeHugger case that more people crammed in means less fuel burned per person, and we also suspect that it will end