Radically cleaner air travel possible but…

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… governments need to act now. Aviation is responsible for 5% of global warming and its rapid growth puts it on track to consume a quarter of the world’s carbon budget by 2050. There is a way to avoid this outcome but we need to act fast, a green transport NGO has said. By driving

WHO: 45 dB Lden and 40 dB Lnight are max.

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Millions of people in Europe live in areas with too much noise according to the new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. Environmental noise is an important public health issue, featuring among the top environmental risks to health. It has negative impacts on human health and well-being and is a growing concern among both the general

IPCC: rough end to dreams that it’s not that bad

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IPCC PRESS RELEASE 8 October 2018 Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5ºC compared to 2ºC could go hand in hand with ensuring a more

Complaining about aircraft noise with a button

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Airplane Noise Complaints Are Skyrocketing: ‘I Start Pushing That Button at 6:33 a.m.’ A new invention allows people in the U.S. to register their annoyance with an inexpensive gizmo, swamping airport systems. This you can read in the Wall Street Journal of August 24, if you pay a euro. Here we write you a summary.

Greek authorities ignore environmental routes

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On 9 August members of the Pan-Hellenic Association against the nuisance of the operation of airports ‘Environmental Harmony’ made a symbolic protest in the arrivals area of Athens International Airport. Members of the Board of Directors, Municipal and Local Councillors and Citizens protested against the intransigent attitude of the Airport Administration and its choice of

No penalties for violation FRA night flight ban

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Although nightly takeoffs and landings are prohibited at Frankfurt Airport, there have been an increasing number of exceptions in recent months. That is why the demand for an increase in landing charges is getting louder after 11 pm. In Hamburg, for example, airlines pay a surcharge of 550 percent to midnight, and then even 700

Dutch demonstrations against aviation lobby

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At the Museumplein in the heart of Amsterdam, some seven hundred residents from the Schiphol region, dressed in red, gathered on Saturday afternoon, June 23, to demonstrate against the growth of aviation. At the same time, hundreds of people went into the streets in five other cities near the Dutch airports. The action was a

Faster trains ensure fewer aircraft

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For many travelers, travel time is the main reason for choosing the plane. People often think that flying is much faster than the train, but at short distances it does not make much difference now, if you count the travel time to the airport and the waiting time for departure. For example: expansion Schiphol is

Twelve European countries oppose ICAO

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Twelve European countries oppose the International Civil Aviation Organization, which continues to lower its environmental requirements. The aviation sector is divided on how to reduce greenhouse gas. This is are the translated headers of an article in Le Monde (original in French on the website). You can also read our translation in English (pdf download).