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renewable alternative fuel
2014-09-04 03:30:35

Jim Banke, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Flying high above the California desert, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a DC-8 and other aircraft to study the effects on emissions and contrail formation of burning alternative fuels in jet engines. This follow-up set of Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions flight tests, known as ACCESS II, repeated a similar series of tests flown during 2013, while also adding...

South Pacific Flights Make More Ozone
2013-09-05 15:12:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A short-lived greenhouse gas, ozone’s formation and destruction depends mostly on the local chemical environment. Now, a new study from MIT researchers has indicated that flights passing over a certain section of the South Pacific produce the most ozone from their emissions. The results of the study, which was published in Environmental Research Letters, could have far-reaching implications for the timing and course taken by some...

200,000 Early Deaths A Year Due To Air Pollution, Says Study
2013-08-29 14:18:45

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the 1970 Clean Air Act was put in place by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to protect the public health, a new study by researchers from MIT’s Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment have found that these efforts likely aren’t doing enough. This new study found that vehicle emissions are the biggest contributor to premature death. According to the study more than 200,000 early deaths occur in the United...

2013-05-17 23:13:44

“The Commercial Aircraft Market 2013-2023” is the new market research report added to ReportsnReports.com store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 The global commercial aircraft sector is expected to experience a slow and stable growth during the forecast period. Airline companies around the world are expected to procure approximately 34000 airplanes during the 2011-2031 periods according to Boeing´s estimates. The commercial aircraft market grows parallel to the civil...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.