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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...
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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

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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...
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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...
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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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BAA seek injunction against… almost everyone

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2nd August, 2008

BAA are seeking “arguably one of the most wide-ranging injunctions ever” against the Camp for Climate Action, environmental campaigners told the Ecologist today. more...
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Can flying ever be green?

Mark Anslow

24th July, 2008

Soaring fuel prices and stratospheric carbon emissions bode ill for the aviation industry. Is flying beyond redemption? Mark Anslow tries some blue-sky thinking more...
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Think before you fly

Mark Anslow

11th April, 2008

No one believed Big Tobacco could ever be snuffed out - until health warning stickers were made law. If the same principle of science, information and activism were applied to the aviation industry, argues Mark Anslow, the air we breathe could get cleaner yet more...
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Proposed trading in aviation emissions 'doesn't go far enough'

News

15th November, 2007

The European Union has been accused of letting the air industry off the hook in tackling carbon dioxide emissions. more...
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Brits have biggest air travel footprint in world

News

11th October, 2007

Britons are the world's worst polluters in terms of emissions from aviation, a new study has revealed. more...
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Plane Stupid protestors board Airbus barge

News

13th August, 2007

Having been banned from the fields of Heathrow by a court injunction last week, protest group Plane Stupid have set up their own climate camp – under the wing of an Airbus A380 currently being transported along the River Dee. more...
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BAA on the run

John Stewart

9th August, 2007

John Stewart, chairman of aviation pressure group HACAN ClearSkies, explains why BAA has been out-gunned and out-manoeuvred more...

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BAA win high court battle - or did they?

Vivienne Raper

9th August, 2007

Did the BAA or the protestors win a High Court order banning climate change demonstrators from Heathrow airport? more...

Sweeping emissions under the carpet

Peter Lockley

9th August, 2007

International aviation is the UK’s fastest-growing source of carbon emissions, and yet the government isn't even accounting for them. Peter Lockley explains why we urgently need to call a halt to airport expansion more...
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BAA win limited injunction

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6th August, 2007

The High Court today rejected BAA’s call for a broad injunction against the Camp for Climate Action, instead granting a limited court order preventing direct action by Plane Stupid more...
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BAA injunction climb down

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3rd August, 2007

BAA today backtracked on what had been described as “a massive and flabby injunction” against this summer’s Camp for Climate Action more...
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Ryanair plans £7 flights to US

News

13th April, 2007

Budget airline Ryanair is to offer flights from Europe to the US for £7, exclusive of taxes. more...
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WARNING: Flying kills

News

5th April, 2007

Adverts for flights should carry cigarette-style warnings, centre-left think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has advised. more...
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Open Skies?

John Stewart

29th March, 2007

Late last week, the UK signed up to an historic contract between the EU and the US. Known as the EU Open Skies deal, it lifts restrictions on the number of airlines which can operate transatlantic flights from Europe to the US. John Stewart, the Chair of the charity AirportWatch, explains why this is a deal from a bygone age with an horrific cost for the planet... more...
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US clamp down on shipping emissions

News

28th March, 2007

The US House of Representatives has passed a law which could enforce limits on the amount of emissions made by international shipping. more...
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BA 'fly in the face of science' with Newquay flights

News

21st March, 2007

British Airways yesterday launched a new service between Gatwick airport in London and Newquay, in Cornwall. more...
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Climate Change Botch?

Isabel Hilton

15th March, 2007

The publication of the government's draft Climate Change Bill this week signalled the latest round of the escalating competition between David Cameron and Tony Blair to take the title of climate change champion of the world. Following hard on the EU measures, the government's bill set out more radical targets than before and promises to deliver them – a promise that will be reinforced by a new committee of independent auditors. more...
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Conservatives vie with Brown over green taxes

News

12th March, 2007

The Conservative party has unveiled new taxes on aviation in a bid to control increasing carbon dioxide emissions from the sector. more...
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Airport expansion: passenger demand means small airports plan to get bigger

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28th February, 2007

Record demand for cheap flights has resulted in 21 (mostly regional) airports publishing expansion plans in the last 5 years. They have been spurred on to do so by the Government’s plans to raise plane passenger numbers from 200 million in 2003 to 500 million by 2030. more...
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Branson offers $25 million to suck up CO2

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9th February, 2007

Sir Richard Branson is offering a $25 million prize to the first scientist who can demonstrate a way to remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. more...
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