One of Europe’s busiest airports to be forced to cut flights due to planet-warming carbon pollution

Editor’s Note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening and closing, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. CNN  —  Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, one of Europe’s busiest aviation hubs, is to be forced to limit […]

‘A war of attrition’: Humans and extreme drought damaging Amazon rainforest much more than thought, study suggests

CNN  —  Human activity and extreme drought is causing far more damage to the Amazon rainforest than previously thought, exacerbating climate change, according to a new study. While many climate studies focus on Amazon deforestation – where trees are completely cleared and land use changes – this study looks at “degradation.” This is when the […]

Dolphins have to ‘shout’ to communicate over human-produced noises, study finds

CNN  —  A study has found that dolphins are unable to communicate as effectively when exposed to human-generated noises, forcing them to change their sounds much like people do when shouting. An international team of researchers from the University of Bristol, the Dolphin Research Center, Syracuse University, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Aarhus University, and […]

Rare good news for planet: Ozone layer on track to recover within decades as chemicals are phased out

CNN  —  In rare good news for the planet, Earth’s ozone layer is on track to recover completely within decades, as ozone-depleting chemicals are phased out across the world, according to a new United Nations-backed assessment. The ozone layer protects the planet from harmful ultraviolet rays. But since the late 1980s, scientists have sounded the […]

EU agrees to the world’s largest carbon border tax

London CNN  —  European Union governments have reached a deal on the world’s first major carbon border tax, as part of an overhaul of the bloc’s flagship carbon market that aims to make its economy carbon-neutral by 2050. EU ministers finalized details of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism early Sunday after reaching a provisional agreement […]

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