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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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Geothermal power, cheap and clean, could help run Japan. So why doesn’t it?

For decades, new plants have been blocked by powerful local interests, the owners of hot spring resorts, that say the sites threaten a centuries-old tradition.
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A giant blob of seaweed is heading to Florida

The mass, known as the great Atlantic Sargassum belt, is drifting toward the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists say seaweed is likely to come ashore by summer to create a rotting, stinking, scourge.
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More après, less ski: What this season’s weather means for ski season

Conditions that are less than ideal (too little snow in some areas, too much in others) have left would-be skiers to find other forms of winter revelry.
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Paul Hockenos: This winter, more than ever, we’re skiing straight to hell

The paucity of snow across the European Alps, a phenomenon that has worsened distinctly since the early 1970s, is almost surely a consequence of global heating. Paradoxically, the ski industry and its patrons are contributing to the sport’s own demise.

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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.