750 million genetically modified mosquitoes released in the United States

Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 6:07 PM – A veritable hordes of genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in the United States, with the aim of reducing the transmission of certain diseases dangerous to humans. The states of Texas and Florida are targeted. The insects will therefore be introduced gradually over a period of about […]

Rolls-Royce makes a loss of six billion euros

Aviation is on the ground in the Corona crisis. Because no aircraft are bought for this reason, fewer engines are needed. The British manufacturer Rolls-Royce is now feeling this strongly. The British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce incurred a loss of 5.4 billion pounds (around six billion euros) in the first half of the year due to […]

Day of the overtaking: the Earth now lives “on credit”

Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 11:12 am – This Saturday, August 22, humanity will have exhausted the natural resources that the Earth can produce in one year. This famous Overshoot Day occurs three weeks later than in 2019. It was indeed July 29, last year, that we reached this threshold. It is also the first […]

chances of catching it on a plane – CNN

What are the risks of taking a flight in the middle of a pandemic? 1:31 (CNN) — Sitting cramped among several strangers on board an airplane can seem like a risky position during these uncertain times. But according to some experts who point to the very few documented cases of in-flight transmission, the chances of […]

Earth reportedly experienced hottest temperature on record

Monday, August 17, 2020 at 12:35 PM – Earth may have experienced its hottest temperature on record. It was 54.4 ° C in Death Valley, United States (part of a desert in California). Furnace Creek reports its highest peak in over 100 years. The Earth is heating up, it is no longer a secret. Some […]

Holiday season brings more travelers to Schiphol Airport | NOW

Because it is a holiday and previously introduced travel restrictions by governments have been lifted, the number of travelers who traveled via Schiphol in July has increased compared to the previous months. In July this involved 1.3 million travelers, compared to less than 500,000 in June. This is evident from the transport figures published by […]

Transavia will be selling holidays itself

The offer varies from city trips and beach holidays to fly drives. Items such as transfers, travel insurance and tickets for local attractions can also be booked. “With Transavia Holidays, holidaymakers can choose from various accommodations, from small-scale hotels to holiday homes and boutique hotels. The new platform only offers accommodations with the best reviews […]

More reports of misbehaving air passengers due to corona rules | NOW

Now that air traffic is gaining momentum, there has been a significant increase in the number of reports of air passengers misbehaving, the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) reports Monday. The analysis shows that there is a connection between the nuisance passengers and the corona measures. “An estimated 60 percent of the reports concern […]

Lufthansa says it will no longer be able to avoid redundancies on the home market | NOW

The German Lufthansa Group, the parent company of, among others, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa, states that it no longer avoids the dismissal of employees in Germany. The company says it has reached that conclusion based on the developments in aviation and the course of the discussions with the social partners. “Our goal was to […]