“The [US] Federal Aviation Authority has re-routed flights, and local communities have called on bush pilots to keep their distance in an effort to avoid setting off a panic that could see scores of walruses trampled to death.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/01/walrus-alaska-beach-trampled-death)
With sea ice all but absent this year, walrus have tried chartering flights to reach suitable alternative breeding grounds.
“Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, says it will start mixing palm oil-based biofuel with its jet fuel as part of an initiative to ‘reduce’ carbon emissions.” (http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0828-garuda-indonesia-palm-oil.html)
By 2020 it plans to complete the conversion to mahogany wood-stoked engines.
“Heathrow said July had been its busiest ever month, with just under 7 million passengers travelling through its terminals, an increase of 0.5% on last year. … Gatwick also claimed a record-breaking month, with just over 4 million passengers flying through its airport, an increase of 6% on last year.” (http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/11/heathrow-gatwick-bosses-clash-expansion-new-runway)
It’s plane that we must flight this runway success.
“Thinking that you can build a new runway at Heathrow or Gatwick while still keeping to UK climate targets is being over-optimistic and using assumptions that are based on a wing and a prayer.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7260)
Riveted or feathered, it won’t fly.
“Business flying has been in decline for over a decade, both at Heathrow and across the UK” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=6949)
In aviation terms this is a very controlled landing.
“The aviation sector will attempt to negotiate by 2016 a market-based mechanism (taxes, tradeable permits or carbon offsets) to tackle emissions from flying.” [emphasis added] (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24429721)
Four layers of fog; outstanding effort.
“Cutting aviation pollution is a big part of what’s needed to curb global climate change. If aviation were a country, it would be the 7th largest contributor to climate change on the planet.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=6793)
The President of Aviatonia has announced plans to salvage Atlantis for a sustainable land base.