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Climate activists blocked truck access to DHL freight airport

July 9, 2021, Schkeuditz. Climate justice activists blocked truck access to the German DHL freight airport Leipzig/Halle for two hours on the night of Friday 9 to Saturday 10 July. They were arrested by the police after a spontaneous demonstration around midnight and taken into custody. With the action, the activists oppose the expansion plans […]

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UECNA Calls For A Night Ban On Drones And Flying Taxis

UECNA, which represents communities around many of Europe’s main airports, has said in its response (1) to an EU consultation on drones (2) that late evening and night flying would be unacceptable. Dominique Lazarski, the President of UECNCA, 'We are not talking about small toy drones. These are machines which will be carrying freight and [...]
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Can graphene-based material reduce aircraft noise?

A ‘meringue-like’ graphene based material could reduce aircraft engine noise by up to 80 per cent, claim researchers at Bath University. Aerogel in honeycomb structure. Image credit: Bath University The graphene oxide-polyvinyl alcohol aerogel weighs 2.1kg per cubic metre, which is said to be the lightest sound insulation ever manufactured. The team believes that, when [...]
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Recognition for residents’ group at Athens airport

It is with great pleasure and a lot of pride that Environmental Harmony announce the Cerification of their management system with regard to Measurement and Recording of Aircraft Noise. Environmental Harmony thus becomes the first Greek resident's association which is officially certified as capable of measuring and recording aircraft noise to the standard required by [...]
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Air traffic and health protection in times of pandemic

“It cannot be accepted that even in this situation the financial interests of the aviation industry are put above the health interests of the general public, as has been the case for decades with aircraft noise and air pollution!” said Carl Ahlgrimm, president of the federal association against aircraft noise. In the summer of 2020, [...]
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Balanced approached, the French failure

After air pollution ... Noise around the big airports, the other failure of the French state! 18 associations and collectives seized the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister to request the application of European legislation France does not respect EU regulation 598/2014, which came into force in 2016! This text requires Member States [...]
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