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What you need to know about turbulence on airplanes

Recent incidents with turbulence during air travel raise questions about this challenging weather phenomenon. Here’s what we know about it and how to stay safe.
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The no-jet set: they’ve given up flying to save the planet

With airplanes producing a large amount of climate-warming emissions, a growing number of travelers are signing pledges to keep their journeys on the ground.
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Could air someday power your flight? Airlines are betting on it

New technologies, including one fuel extracted from the atmosphere itself, could make flying more sustainable. But the challenges are many and the timeline is uncertain.
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Nations agree to curb emissions from flying by 2050

Nations agree to curb emissions from flying by 2050

The agreement, years in the making, is a milestone in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes worldwide.
Airliners powered by sustainable fuel remain a distant goal

Airliners powered by sustainable fuel remain a distant goal

A planned “net-zero” trans-Atlantic flight is hardly the groundbreaker being touted, with alternative fuels in short supply and few other restrictions on air travel.
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The battery that flies

A new aircraft being built in Vermont has no need for jet fuel. It can take off and land without a runway. Amazon and the Air Force are both betting on it. So who will be in the cockpit?
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The biologist who fell to Earth

At 17, Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon. Fifty years later she still runs Panguana, a research station founded by her parents in Peru.