Everyone knows by now that the European member states have started a belt-tightening kick. Germany's Chancellor Merkel has presented an austerity plan that includes an eco-tax on air travel. And the air is already heating up:
If you're already fan of Virgin America here's another reason to like them: Greenopia has just ranked them the greenest US domestic airline of the ten major airlines they surveyed. Alaska Airlines and Continental took
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
It's been a while since saltwater-loving salicornia has made an appearance on these pages, but a new research effort by the Masdar Institute is bring it back. As Technology Review reports Masdar is hoping to combine fish and shrimp farming with
KLM is one of the growing number of airlines looking to camelina, completing the first aviation biofuel with passengers late last year. Photo: Peter Hellberg.
Camelina is emerging as an aviation biofuel feedstock with some promise. Everyone from KLM to
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
Mark your calendars for November 23rd. That's when the first aviation biofuel test flight with passengers aboard is scheduled to take place, and the first test flight in Europe. Dutch airline KLM has announced that "a
Aviation accounts for only 3% of carbon emissions from the global transport sector, but it's a number that's growing. Not to mention that those emissions often have a higher warming potential than ones emitted elsewhere.
We're not sure how to say this, politely, erm, before you board, can you please remove your shoes, empty your water bottles, and well, your bladders too. Whew, that wasn't so bad. Now, if you fly Japan's Nippon
Last year, JetBlue introduced some new green initiatives that won a Treehugger blogger's praise. Their "Reducing Our Footprint" plan included such features as eliminating in flight magazines to save paper and using one engine to taxi to and from
Due to a fluke opportunity, I am flying in first class for my first (and probably last) time ever. I decided before the flight that I will accept the royal treatment and that I will not let the guilt creep in just because those people behind me are
The energy and climate moving through Congress has many corporate backers that are big polluters, including many big power utilities, such as Duke Energy. But you can add the airline industry to the list of those who support
There have been numerous popular films and books about the environment and now two poets are sharing their views. One lives in England and the other in Australia, and both decided to stop flying internationally for environmental