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London City Airport

High Court battle over London City Airport expansion

Tom Levitt

18th November, 2010

Campaign group Fight the Flights begins a High Court challenge to overturn Newham Council's decision to almost double the number of flights from 73,000 to 120,000 a year more...

Mark Lynas: I'm not the pariah of the green movement

Tom Levitt

15th November, 2010

Author at the centre of recent documentary claims more than half of the environmental movement agrees with him that we should embrace genetically modified (GM) crops and nuclear power more...
An airplane

UK budget avoids decision on new aviation tax


22nd June, 2010

Chancellor George Osborne promises only to 'explore' proposals for bringing in a per-plane tax on the aviation industry more...
A plane ready for boarding

Government ignoring rail in favour of domestic flights


10th June, 2010

Majority of UK Government departments are choosing to fly staff to destinations easily accessible by train, such as London to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester more...
An airplane

US airlines mount legal challenge to EU emission cuts


1st June, 2010

American aviation sector accused of using 'every trick in the book' to block the European Union's efforts to reduce carbon emissions more...
The proposed site of the new international airport in Mumbai

Mangroves vs airport: Mumbai's development battle

1st June, 2010

Ambika Hiranandani and Tom Levitt

Plans for a new international airport in the coastal city of Mumbai will destroy yet more of its mangrove ecosystems, and there are fears the deal has already been closed more...
Molly Scott Cato

Iceland's volanco revealed the deep ignorance of jet-setters

Molly Scott Cato

14th May, 2010

Why, asks Molly Scott Cato, did it take a volcanic eruption to demonstrate to us the hugely fragile links that hold our modern lives and economy together? more...
Plane flying over palm trees

Short-haul flights within Europe up by 48 per cent


27th April, 2010

Report highlights rapid growth in short-haul flights within Europe and the failure to tackle air pollution from road transport more...
Heathrow airport

Heathrow aiport expansion will result in £5 billion loss


19th April, 2010

Calculations on the cost of building a third runway at Heathrow are outdated and do not make economic sense says a new report more...
Ewan in front of a coach

I did London to Sydney without flying. Here's how

Ewan Kingston

16th April, 2010

Our well-grounded Kiwi reflects on his six month (almost flightless) odyssey from London to New Zealand, and answers all the usual questions on travel without wings more...
A plane ready for boarding

I failed. I caught a plane

Ewan Kingston

3rd February, 2010

Thousands of miles by train, coach, bus, boat and foot and, at the last hurdle, Ewan finds that there's no way to cross the Tasman Sea except on metal wings... more...
An airplane

Short haul flights not the problem says climate watchdog


8th December, 2009

Long haul leisure flights the main driver of aviation emissions, says report that believes Heathrow airport can be expanded without breaking the UK's carbon emissions targets more...

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30 steps to an oil-free world

1st May, 2008


Our addiction to oil is not inevitable. We can all take steps to kick the habit more...
An airplane

Ryanair wants public money for new routes


20th October, 2009

Ryanair is calling on the Scottish Government to further subsidise air travel more...
Dan Box

Don't believe the airlines' promises of emissions cuts

Dan Box

12th October, 2009

Dan takes a trip down memory lane... and discovers that not only did we call for taxes and sanctions in the last recession, but that just a few years ago airlines were promising us serious cuts... more...
An airplane

London council taken to court over City airport expansion


29th September, 2009

London City Airport has been allowed to double the number of flights despite environmental impact more...
Taxing aviaton to pay for climate adaptation

Airlines admit carbon reductions to come from offsetting


22nd September, 2009

Aviation sector wants to avoid a closed trading scheme and forced carbon emissions cuts more...
Guardian Environment Network

Ed Miliband has his head in the clouds

Leo Hickman

17th July, 2009

He is the latest politician to fall for the aviation lobby's social class argument – but it just doesn't stand up to scrutiny more...
Taxing aviaton to pay for climate adaptation

Taxing aviation to pay for adaptation to climate change

Tim Johnson

8th July, 2009

The Maldives Proposal for a Levy on International Flights breaks the taboo on taxing international aviation but it's not enough to tackle aviation's growing emissions, says Tim Johnson more...

Dilemma: How do you define unneccesary travel?

Matilda Lee

19th June, 2009

With plane, train and automobile emissions still increasing,
are we being honest with ourselves about how and how often we travel? Matilda Lee looks at the bare necessities of transport
Ewan Kingston

Copenhagen by camel

Ewan Kingston

19th June, 2008

What do you do if you're a homesick Kiwi stuck in Europe, who won't fly on ethical grounds? You take the long road... more...
Jeremy Blog image

Sustainable travel - bons voyages?

Jeremy Smith

19th June, 2009

In the six years I spent at the Ecologist from 2001-2007, there was only one issue we really shied away from tackling properly. And that was tourism. more...
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Snow time: Japanese authorities use a 200m-wide pile of insulated snow to cool Hokkaido airport


15th April, 2009

Groundstaff at Japan’s Hokkaido airport must be the only team in the world trying to save the snow that collects on the taxi-ways, rather than get it to melt as quickly as possible. more...

Accidental heroes?

Joss Garman

13th January, 2009

The Government's green light for Heathrow's third runway makes no economic - let alone environmental - sense, says Joss Garman more...
Joss Garman

Flights of fancy

Joss Garman

1st October, 2008

Another day, another wonder crop offering green and guilt-free air travel. When will the aviation industry get is head out of the clouds? more...


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