aviation Archives - State of the Planet

Remains of Cold War Plane Crash Emerging From Rapidly Melting Alaska Glacier

In June, a search party discovered newly unthawed wreckage and human remains from a crashed plane trapped in ice for 60 years. The discovery evokes the ongoing legacy of Arctic militarization.

by |July 28, 2020

Surging Heat May Limit Aircraft Takeoffs Globally

Rising temperatures due to global warming will make it harder for many aircraft around the world to take off in coming decades, says a new study. During the hottest parts of the day, 10 to 30 percent of fully loaded planes may have to remove some fuel, cargo or passengers, or else wait for cooler hours to fly.

by |July 13, 2017