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Study Finds that CO2 Emissions in 27 Cities Have Declined Since 2012

Study Finds that CO2 Emissions in 27 Cities Have Declined Since 2012

CO2 emissions in 27 major cities have been declining by an average of 2% each year since 2012, according to a report by the C40 Cities Group.
The list of cities includes London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Toronto and shows that greenhouse gas levels were a minimum of 10% higher in 2012, when CO2 emissions peaked, than in the most recent study. The drop occurred even while the cities’ …

Airlines Issue Waivers from D.C. to the Carolinas Ahead of ‘Life-Threatening’ Hurricane Florence

Airlines Issue Waivers from D.C. to the Carolinas Ahead of ‘Life-Threatening’ Hurricane Florence

With Hurricane Florence set to strike the Carolinas as a “catastrophic” and “life-threatening” Category 4 storm, airlines serving the mid-Atlantic region are offering waivers that allow cancellations and rebookings without any fees.
The waivers are in force for destinations that are expected to be in the path of Florence, a wide swath of the East Coast that ranges from the Carolinas to the Washington, D.C. area.
Meanwhile, airlines are preparing to cancel …

Editorial: Invoking John McCain on 9/11

It’s 9/11 again, this year the 17th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Relatives of those who died in the attacks will gather in Lower Manhattan, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to commemorate the loss. Some relatives will wear or carry photographs of their loved ones. In Shanksville, visitors will walk through the Flight 93 National Memorial.
Names will be read. Flowers will be left. Mourners will embrace.
In 2015, …

Flying to Europe Has Never Been Cheaper: Here’s How to Book Budget-Priced Tickets

“It won’t get cheaper.”  That’s what ultra low-cost carrier Primera Air said in a recent ad campaign, advertising one-way fares to Europe of $99. Ninety-nine dollars was People Express territory in 1985, although that very same $99 would be approximately $219 in 2018 dollars.
Recently, Primera Air offered one-way fares to London from Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. of $63. To put this in perspective, this would be approximately $27 …

Amtrak Provides Details of Next Generation Acela Express Trains

Amtrak Provides Details of Next Generation Acela Express Trains

Amtrak unveiled the interiors of its new Acela Express fleet on Wednesday.
The new interiors will feature leather seating, integrated in-seat lighting and electrical outlets as well as USB ports.  Each seat will have a tray table with both a large and small table option.
The trains will be capable of traveling at 160 mph (258 km/h) and will have 30% greater capacity for passengers.
The upgrade is being made possible with the …

United to Add Washington, D.C.-Miami Flights Later This Year

United to Add Washington, D.C.-Miami Flights Later This Year

United Airlines announced new seasonal non-stop service linking Washington, D.C. with Miami.
The new flights will begin service on December 19, 2018 and continue through March 30, 2019. The flights will operate once daily except between December 24, 2018 and January 6, 2019, when they will operate twice daily.
The Chicago-based airline also said it plans to temporarily increase the frequency of its flights between Washington Dulles and Miami to five …

Nation Braces for Extended Heatwave over Extended 4th of July Holiday

Nation Braces for Extended Heatwave over Extended 4th of July Holiday

Much of the United States will experience a dangerous heat wave that will stretch from Maine to Arizona in the coming days.
Cities including Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C. could experience high temperatures in excess of 100° F (38° C).
The cause of the unusually hot weather is a large area of high pressure known as a “heat dome” in which affected areas will experience sunny …