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Avation minister resigns

Karen Buck, the Aviation Minister, is resigning. The resignation comes just weeks before she was due to make controversial announcements on night flights at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead and ‘runway alternation’ at Heathrow.

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Leap in aviation emissions

Figures released by Defra show that while the UK’s overall carbon emission have more or less stabilised, emissions from international aviation are spiralling out of control – they grew by a staggering 12% in 2004.

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