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Planes Are Ruining the Planet. New, Mighty Airships Won’t.

Some scientists are serious about resurrecting zeppelins for low-carbon travel

Rendered image of a hybrid airship. Credit: Lockheed Martin.

TThis August, Greta Thunberg sailed across the Atlantic in a zero-emission sailboat to protest the high carbon footprint of plane travel. But there’s good reason to think she may someday travel to climate protests via airship — the same…

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Starre Julia Vartan

Starre Julia Vartan

AKA The Curious Human. Science journalist & nature nerd w/serious wanderlust. Former geologist. Still picks up rocks. Words in @NatGeo @SciAm @Slate @CNN, here.

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