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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

How to reduce your carbon footprint

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A vegan diet might make as much as a 20% difference to your overall carbon impact. Photograph: Paul Bock/Alamy Stock Photo

From cutting down on meat to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways to help reduce global carbon emissions

January 19, 2017 — 1 Air travel is usually the largest component of the carbon footprint of frequent flyers. A single return flight from London to New York – including the complicated effects on the high Continue reading How to reduce your carbon footprint

Switch to low-carbon transport could ‘save UK billions’

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Lower oil prices would benefit oil-importing regions such as Europe, report shows. Photograph: robertharding/REX Shutterstock

Reducing global oil demand would drive down prices and free up funds for oil importing countries to spend on other areas of the economy, report finds

April 21, 2016 — A switch to low-carbon transport such as electric cars would save countries including the UK billions of pounds a year, a report has suggested. Continue reading Switch to low-carbon transport could ‘save UK billions’