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Virgin Atlantic Completes First Commercial Flight on Recycled Waste Gas

Virgin Atlantic Completes First Commercial Flight on Recycled Waste Gas

Virgin Atlantic has successfully flown and landed a commercial flight using aviation fuel partly made of waste carbon gas from a steel mill. The Boeing 747 took off from Orlando, Florida and landed in London’s Gatwick airport on Wednesday morning. Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson, who marshaled in the plane, celebrated the flight for making […]

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    Watch Richard Branson Sink This WWII Ship and Giant Steel Octopus

    Watch Richard Branson Sink This WWII Ship and Giant Steel Octopus

    By Sabrina Imbler The Kodiak Queen had a long, storied life. One of five vessels to survive the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, the ship later traveled up north to serve as an Alaska king crab vessel and salmon tender. She was one of the largest crab vessels at the time, plus one […]

    Stephen Hawking Plans Trip to Space, Says Trump Should Replace Pruitt as EPA Head

    Stephen Hawking Plans Trip to Space, Says Trump Should Replace Pruitt as EPA Head

    Professor Stephen Hawking could one day realize his dream of space travel thanks to Virgin founder and space-enthusiast Richard Branson. “I have already completed a zero gravity flight which allowed me to float weightless, but my ultimate ambition is to fly into space,” Hawking told host Piers Morgan of “Good Morning Britain” on Monday. “I […]

    World’s Richest Launch ​$1 Billion ​Fund to ​Fight ​Climate ​Change, Invest in Clean Tech

    World’s Richest Launch $1 Billion Fund to Fight Climate Change, Invest in Clean Tech

    As President-elect Donald Trump‘s climate-skeptic/pro-fossil fuels cabinet takes shape, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, Alibaba founder Jack Ma and other very wealthy and very influential individuals have launched a $1 billion fund dedicated to clean energy innovation. Launching $1 billion investment fund for next generation energy technologies https://t.co/eWGZrcflaZ @btenergy @BillGates pic.twitter.com/SuNoLP5jz0 — […]

    200 Farms in China Breed Tigers for Slaughter for Body Parts, Luxury Goods

    200 Farms in China Breed Tigers for Slaughter for Body Parts, Luxury Goods

    In legal tiger farms across China, some 6,000 caged cats are kept in filthy conditions and will be killed for dubious medicinal uses and as home decor for the country’s newly-rich elite. The sordid business is mostly legal, but hides behind carefully-worded agreements and pretensions of conservation. The issue is expected to be addressed at […]