Airlines in America fail in their campaign against the Gulf carriers

Airlines in America fail in their campaign against the Gulf carriers

ON MAY 14th, the United States and United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a deal that should, at least in theory, put an end to their long-simmering dispute over what airlines in America allege are unfair subsidies provided by the Gulf state to its two major airlines. When news of the agreement emerged on three days […]

Rich nations restore their own forests but trash those elsewhere

Rich nations restore their own forests but trash those elsewhere

One tree gets planted, another gets cut downGetty Images By Fred Pearce Don’t be too proud if your country is busy replanting its lost forests. While it’s true that many rich countries are restoring their own forests, they are also indirectly responsible for deforestation elsewhere. A new study finds that richer nations grow their forests, […]

WATCH: Cops Now Kidnapping and Caging People for Leaving Their Cars Running

WATCH: Cops Now Kidnapping and Caging People for Leaving Their Cars Running

Sacremento, CA – In a bizarre case that shows the increasing overreach of the police state in the United States, their oversight has apparently grown to the point where officers are targeting drivers who leave their cars running while they walk into a convenience store to make a purchase. A recent incident was caught on […]

Airlines in America are in a race to improve their meals

Airlines in America are in a race to improve their meals

IN THE 1950s—when the International Air Transport Association (IATA), a cartel of airlines, used to set fare levels and service quality on international routes—there were few differences between major carriers. One way to persuade passengers to choose one airline over another was to offer better meals as entertainment on board. And so an arms race […]

Will British airlines lose their rights to fly to America after Brexit?

Will British airlines lose their rights to fly to America after Brexit?

THERE has been much chatter among frequent flyers in London this week about a front-page splash in the Financial Times claiming that British negotiations with America to replace the EU-US Open Skies Treaty are in trouble: The US is offering Britain a worse “open skies” deal after Brexit than it had as an EU member, […]

Ancient birds couldn’t sit on their eggs without smashing them

Ancient birds couldn’t sit on their eggs without smashing them

By Colin Barras Early birds like Archaeopteryx were far too heavy to sit on their eggs without cracking them. The conclusion holds true for non-bird dinosaurs too, leading to fresh doubts about how to interpret spectacular fossils that appear to show dinosaurs brooding their eggs. Most birds today lay eggs with strong, hard shells. This […]

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