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Climate change spells turbulent times ahead for air travel | Environment

From rising temperatures preventing take-off to rising seas flooding runways, aviation needs to adapt to changes already grounding flights around the world Last year the air in Pheonix, US was too hot for planes to take off as temperatures rose above 48C. Photograph: Matt York/APPhoenix gets hot.

Heathrow airport expansion gets government approval | Environment

Transport secretary hails ‘truly momentous’ move but widespread protests and legal challenges are expected to follow decision Chris Grayling: Heathrow expansion the right decision for Britain – video A third runway is to be built at Heathrow, the government has decided, paving the way for hundreds of thousands

Heathrow hotel operator drafts £6.7bn cheaper third runway plan | Environment

Surinder Arora publishes ‘cheaper and less disruptive’ plan to expand airport including shifting new runway away from M25 and reducing site area by 25% Plans for Heathrow expansion envisage planes landing and taking off on a runway above the M25 London orbital motorway. Photograph: Heathrow Airport/PAA wealthy