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US airlines mount legal challenge to EU emission cuts

Ecologist

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...
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Short-haul flights within Europe up by 48 per cent

Ecologist

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

Ecologist

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Calculations on the cost of building a third runway at Heathrow are outdated and do not make economic sense says a new report more...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...
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Short haul flights not the problem says climate watchdog

Ecologist

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

Ecologist

Our addiction to oil is not inevitable. We can all take steps to kick the habit more...
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Ryanair wants public money for new routes

Ecologist

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

Ecologist

29th September, 2009

London City Airport has been allowed to double the number of flights despite environmental impact more...

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Taxing aviaton to pay for climate adaptation

Airlines admit carbon reductions to come from offsetting

Ecologist

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...
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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
more...
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

News

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...
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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BAA seek injunction against… almost everyone

News

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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