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Heathrow aims to make third runway carbon neutral

heathrow’s new plan sets out short-term targets
Heathrow’s new plan sets out short-term targets, including removing the last 5% of flights made by the most polluting aircraft by 2020. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Plan also targets local air and noise pollution but critics say long-term solutions to environmental challenges are no closer to reality

February 28, 2017 — The huge growth in flights from Heathrow’s planned new runway could be carbon neutral, according to an ambition revealed by the airport. Continue reading Heathrow aims to make third runway carbon neutral

United Nations close to landmark deal to curb airplane emissions

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2,000 government officials gathered in Montreal to adopt the first ever international mechanism to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from aviation

2,000 government officials gathered in Montreal to adopt the first ever international mechanism to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from aviation

September 30, 2016 — A UN negotiation is inching towards a landmark deal to curb emissions from airplanes, although environmental groups have warned that the plan will not go far enough to help slow climate change.  Continue reading United Nations close to landmark deal to curb airplane emissions

Pacific nations signal support for UN aviation emissions deal

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Heathrow Aviation (Pic: Tony Hisgett/Flickr)

Roster of developing countries to back ICAO emissions pact likely to rise says Marshall Islands president as October deadline nears

September 12, 2016 — Once-lukewarm Pacific Island leaders are now coming round to supporting a proposed UN deal to tackle carbon dioxide from airlines, according to the president of the Marshall Islands.  Continue reading Pacific nations signal support for UN aviation emissions deal

Fasten your seatbelt – turbulence is on the rise

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A United Airlines Boeing 767-300, similar to the one forced into an emergency landing at Shannon airport. Photograph: Alamy

Severe turbulence, which recently forced the emergency landing of a transatlantic flight, is on the rise. But why and what can be done?

September 11, 2016 — United Airlines Flight 880 was carrying more than 200 passengers from Houston, Texas, to London’s Heathrow airport two weeks ago when it was battered by turbulence that threw people into the cabin ceiling. Twenty-three people were Continue reading Fasten your seatbelt – turbulence is on the rise