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France Announces an 'Eco-Tax' on Air Travel
France will impose a tax on flights leaving the country in an effort to curb emissions from air travel, the government said Tuesday.
Transport Minister Élisabeth Borne said an "eco-tax" on flight tickets leaving France will begin next year, ranging between 1.50 euros and 18 euros per flight. Revenues will be put towards "eco-friendly" transportation like light rail projects, Borne said.
"This alone won't do much, but it's at least a recognition by the French government that more is required," Andrew Murphy, air travel export at Transport and Environment, told the AP.
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Study: Native Americans Barely Impacted Landscape for 14,000 Years. Europeans Came and Changed Everything
There's a theory going around that Native Americans actively managed the land the lived on, using controlled burns to clear forests. It turns out that theory is wrong. New research shows that Native Americans barely altered the landscape at all. It was the Europeans who did that, as ZME Science reported.