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Curbing contrails: a climate solution in the skies

The wispy condensation from jet airplanes can trap vast amounts of heat in the atmosphere.
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Andrew Simms: Jetting off to the sun? The adverts are selling you a ticket to climate disaster

Airlines have missed 98% of their previous environmental targets yet they keep pushing to persuade more people to fly.

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Rising airline emissions could trigger global caps as early as 2024

Rising airline traffic is expected to trigger global emissions-related requirements for some carriers as early as next year, according to a top airline trade group, even as debate broadens on the effectiveness of that approach.
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Travel industry warned ‘tackle climate disaster before it’s too late’

The travel industry has been urged to prove its commitment to sustainability with “rapid decarbonisation” to avoid a climate disaster.

Frequent fliers are a climate problem. Should they have to pay more?
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Frequent fliers are a climate problem. Should they have to pay more?

A new report argues that sustainable aviation fuels should be paid for by those who fly the most.
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Revealed: 5,000 empty ‘ghost flights’ in UK since 2019, data shows

More than 5,000 completely empty passenger flights have flown to or from UK airports since 2019, the Guardian can reveal.

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Activists subvert poster sites to shame aviation and ad industries

Art activists have filled more than 500 advertising sites across Europe with satirical artworks highlighting how flying is fuelling the climate crisis – and the role of the advertising industry in helping cover it up.