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Reducing climate change from aviation: could climate-friendly routing play a part?

By Emma Irvine It’s commonly known that burning fossil fuels, like in jet engines, leads to the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) which causes global warming. It is perhaps less well known that, particularly in the case of aviation, carbon … Continue reading

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Aviation, weather and climate

By Keith Shine Last week, the Government’s Airports Commission published its Final Report with recommendations on future UK airport capacity, which made headline news. It is leading to renewed debate about aviation growth and its impact on people’s lives, the economy … Continue reading

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Can we make flying more climate-friendly?

By Emma Irvine “How can we fly without damaging the environment?”  The 2014 Longitude Prize acknowledges environmentally-friendly flight as being one of the great challenges of our time. The dream of zero-carbon flight is highly ambitious and, Longitude Prize or … Continue reading

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