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Finland's two-time "climate capital" to increase air traffic

The city of Lappeenranta in Eastern Finland intends to increase its air traffic by half a million passengers in the next decade. Critics say the plans are at odds with Lappeenranta's image as an ecological city and its long-term carbon neutral targets.

Environmental organisation WWF named Lappeenranta as one of the runners-up in its Earth Hour City Challenge in both 2014 and 2016, praising the city for its varied efforts to curb emissions. The challenge "invites cities to report ambitious commitments and big win climate actions, in terms of [greenhouse gas] reductions as well as the co-benefits they provide in relation to food, water and energy security challenges."

Lappeenranta markets itself heavily as Finland's "climate capital" , listing policies such as efficient waste management and its university's Green Campus initiative online. However, commercial flights produce high amounts of carbon dioxide and other pollutants that become trapped in the Earth's atmosphere.

Источник: YLE News

Officials: Las Vegas air traffic controller who went silent resigned

LAS VEGAS - Authorities say an air traffic controller who became incapacitated during a solo stint on a night shift last week in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has quit.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said in a statement Tuesday the unidentified controller was no longer employed by the agency.

An aide to Democratic Congresswoman Dina Titus of Las Vegas says the controller resigned Sunday.

Titus is a member of the House Subcommittee on Aviation.

Officials have not said what caused the unidentified controller to slur words and became incapacitated on duty shortly before midnight Wednesday.

Another controller was summoned from break to take over in the tower and paramedics responded.

The FAA has since ordered two controllers to be in the tower during busy hours.

Источник: KLAS-TV

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