Virgin Atlantic plane takes flight with fuel from recycled waste

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A Virgin Atlantic plane, flying from Orlando to London, has become the first commercial flight to use jet fuel partly made from recycled industrial waste. The Boeing 747 — which landed at London’s Gatwick Airport — used a blend of normal jet fuel plus ethanol made from waste gases.

“This fuel takes waste, carbon-rich gases from industrial factories and gives them a second life so that new fossil fuels don’t have to be taken out of the ground,” Virgin Atlantic founder, Sir Richard Branson… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Category 5 Hurricane Irma is one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes ever

With the United States still reeling after Tropical Storm Harvey, Hurricane Irma is on its way. It’s been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) described Irma as potentially catastrophic. The hurricane winds are whirling at 180 miles per hour, and NOAA said there’s an increasing chance Florida could see impacts from the hurricane.

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Obama administration just protected the Arctic and Atlantic from drilling until 2022

With only two months left in office, President Obama’s administration just finalized its program for oil and gas leasing, and it will ensure protections for the Arctic and Atlantic oceans until 2022. In what is considered a major win for coastal regions and marine wildlife, these areas will not be subject to dangerous oil or gas drilling until climate change-denier and fossil fuel-guzzling proponent Donald Trump has completed his term in office – and perhaps even beyond.

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