Last edited 29 November 2010 at 12:00pm

Climate-wrecking plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport have been axed. In a huge victory in the fight for genuine action against catastrophic climate change, the coalition government has cancelled the project. Which means that Airplot, the piece of land slap bang in the middle of the proposed third runway site at Heathrow and collectively owned by tens of thousands of people from around the world, probably won't now be needed.

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A Risky Business: Government spin plan over Heathrow revealed

Given that Heathrow's third runway is by many (fairly reasonable) standards a hugely unpopular and environmentally damaging project which would flatten a...
Posted by christian - 27 March, 2009 - 10:49

Your choice: 22 million trees, or a bloody huge runway

Heathrow: about as grey as it gets. Photo: CC from Sharkbait@Flickr "There's too much grey in Britain, and not enough green." After a long,...
Posted by christian - 24 March, 2009 - 14:33 -

Largest airport operator in the world? Not any more...

The sun sets on BAA's dominance of the UK aviation sector, probably derailing Stansted expansion plans for good measure. Times are tough at the...
Posted by christian - 20 March, 2009 - 15:24

Beholden to the planet

Katie is the latest contributor to our spring blog relay - catch up on entries from other Greenpeace staff.Greenpeace is beholden to no government or...
Posted by KatieWhalley - 10 March, 2009 - 18:33

Practical dreamers of the world unite

Next contestant please. In contemplating what informs my role as a political advisor in the policy and solutions unit at Greenpeace I got to thinking about a...
Posted by simonc - 5 March, 2009 - 17:19 -

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