How much longer can the aviation industry fight off emissions controls?

Aviation emissions are a major clause of climate change, writes Valerie Brown – yet they remain unregulated. The gap between the best and worst performing airlines demonstrates ample opportunities for improvement – but is the political will there to impose effective regulation? Continue reading How much longer can the aviation industry fight off emissions controls?

Ireland: Carrageen Moss Blancmange

Carrageen moss is one of Ireland’s more unusual natural resources. First of all, it’s not a moss: it’s a seaweed. And to add to the confusion, there are any number of ways to spell its common name: carrageen, carrageenan, carragheen and carragheenan, take your pick. They’re all derived from the Irish word carraigín, which means “moss of the rocks” (though some think that the Continue reading Ireland: Carrageen Moss Blancmange