State of the Planet

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  • I Shouldn’t Have to Pay to Fly With a Clean Conscience

    I Shouldn’t Have to Pay to Fly With a Clean Conscience

    It is crucial that policymakers focus on regulating airline emissions and fostering innovation in sustainable aviation fuels.

  • Surging Heat May Limit Aircraft Takeoffs Globally

    Surging Heat May Limit Aircraft Takeoffs Globally

    Rising temperatures due to global warming will make it harder for many aircraft around the world to take off in coming decades, says a new study. During the hottest parts of the day, 10 to 30 percent of fully loaded planes may have to remove some fuel, cargo or passengers, or else wait for cooler…

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  • I Shouldn’t Have to Pay to Fly With a Clean Conscience

    I Shouldn’t Have to Pay to Fly With a Clean Conscience

    It is crucial that policymakers focus on regulating airline emissions and fostering innovation in sustainable aviation fuels.

  • Surging Heat May Limit Aircraft Takeoffs Globally

    Surging Heat May Limit Aircraft Takeoffs Globally

    Rising temperatures due to global warming will make it harder for many aircraft around the world to take off in coming decades, says a new study. During the hottest parts of the day, 10 to 30 percent of fully loaded planes may have to remove some fuel, cargo or passengers, or else wait for cooler…