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Menopausal Mother Nature

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Airlines and Airplanes

Nations Agree to Curb Emissions From Flying by 2050

After almost a decade of talks, the nations of the world committed Friday to drastically lower emissions of planet-warming gases from the world’s airplanes by 2050, a milestone in efforts to ease the climate effects of a fast-growing sector. The…

Your Friday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this newsletter in your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest at the end of Friday. Charles also bestowed the title of Prince of Wales on his son and heir, William. William’s wife, Catherine, will…

As France Swelters, Private Jets Come Under Attack

PARIS — As France reels from a summer of extreme temperatures and soaring energy prices, prompting increasingly urgent calls to rein in polluters contributing to global warming, one high-flying culprit is finding itself in the cross hairs: the private jet….

Airliners Powered by Sustainable Fuel Remain a Distant Goal

This article is part of a special report on Climate Solutions, which looks at efforts around the world to make a difference. LONDON — One day late in 2023 an almost-empty commercial airliner is expected to lift off on a…

Biden Outlines a Plan for Cleaner Jet Fuel. But How Clean Would It Be?

When asked for comment, both the E.P.A. and Department of Energy referred questions to the White House, which did not respond. The concerns underscore the difficulty of cleaning up an industry that has come under increasing pressure to tackle its…

F.A.A. awards $100 million in grants to efforts to reduce aviation’s environmental impact.

The Federal Aviation Administration announced more than $100 million in grants on Friday to help make flying more environmentally sustainable and less noisy, the first such awards since 2015 under a decade-old program. The grants, which are part of the…

Flying and Climate: Airlines Under Pressure to Cut Emissions

The worst of the pandemic may be over for airlines, but the industry faces another looming crisis: an accounting over its contribution to climate change. The industry is under increasing pressure to do something to reduce and eventually eliminate emissions…

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