Protect Wanaka

Abstract Noise is defined as “unwanted sound.” Aircraft noise is one, if not the most detrimental environmental effect of aviation. It can cause community annoyance, disrupt sleep, adversely affect academic performance...

When Greta Thunberg decided to sail across the Atlantic instead of hop on a plane due to the environmental impact of flying, travelers and airline companies alike started thinking about a more environmentally...

City bosses have objected to the plans to expand Southampton airport. After hours of discussion in a busy council chamber, the planning committee at Southampton City Council decided not to back...

Southampton City Council leader Christopher Hammond has written a letter to planning bosses urging them to object to the plans. Here is the letter by Cllr Hammond in full: “You will...

Pledges to curb carbon have been made, investments in electrification are on the rise and viable alternative fuels are, at last, in the pipeline. But activists, scientists and even airline executives...

New Zealand is struggling with housing and infrastructure challenges, but they will become much worse if Australia’s bushfires result in mass transtasman migration here.  The short-term effect of Australia’s bushfires on...

Flight cacophony ‘more annoying’ than road or rail and we are becoming increasingly sensitive to it, research finds The way aircraft noise is monitored in the UK “seriously underestimates” the disturbance...

The deadly coronavirus outbreak has come at the worst possible time for tourism operators in the middle of summer and the Chinese New Year, Queenstown’s mayor says. Chinese tourists accounted for...

Stansted Airport’s long-awaited expansion was dramatically blocked after the district council overturned a previous decision to green-light the plans. In an extraordinary planning committee meeting at Uttlesford District Council (UDC) on...

Amazon is the rumored tenant of a newly approved air cargo facility that working-class residents say would bring more dead end jobs and air pollution to their community. On December 30,...