One of the key agreements at the COP26 climate change summit currently taking place in Glasgow is a commitment to stop global deforestation by 2030 and then begin to replenish the world’s tree cover. We all need to play our part and so today (6 November 2021) volunteers from Stansted Airport Watch began planting more […]
In April 2021 McKinsey saw leisure aviation recovering faster than business or freight, higher fares for a period and some restructuring of routes & the type of aircraft used. Now we can say that McKinsey was right. Flights to the sun are full and there are even more flights to destinations around the Mediterranean than […]
How Italy’s high-speed trains helped kill Alitalia: the number of passengers taking the train on the country’s main business route, between Rome and Milan, has almost quadrupled in a decade, from 1 million in 2008 to 3.6 million by 2018. CNN Travel published an interesting article on the subject.
There is a tendency in our climate-aware age to think of trains as ‘good’ and planes as ‘bad’. I think that is a mistake. They are ‘different’. And each mode has its own strengths and weaknesses. It was brought home to me last week when I heard about the Campaign for Better Transport’s eye-catching train/plane […]
Heart attacks, stress, reduced immune defences… A report from l’Ademe, the French Ecological Transition Agency, shows the impressive damage to health caused by noise, particularly from cars and two-wheelers. Damage totally ignored by the authorities. Is our society finally taking the measure of the real damage caused by ambient noise? Launched on September 20 by […]
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 […]