Climeworks, carbon dioxide removal company, building Iceland plant

Christoph Gebald (left) and Jan Wurzbacher, co-founders of Climeworks. Photo courtesy Climeworks Carbon dioxide removal startup Climeworks announced on Tuesday it is building a second commercial sized plant in Iceland. When fully operational in 18 to 24 months time, the plant will capture and store 36,000 metric tons per year of carbon dioxide. That’s a … Read more

Finland named the world’s happiest for the fifth year in a row

Helsinki skyline from hotel Torni, Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland © Santiago Urquijo | Moment | Getty Images Finland has been named the world’s happiest country for the fifth year in a row, according to an annual report, with fellow Nordic countries also continuing to rank highly. The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s 10th World Happiness … Read more

Europe’s travel rules are dropping as fast as its Covid cases

Travel restrictions are quickly disappearing in Europe, with new announcements coming by the week – and, more recently, by the day. Changes to eliminate Covid-related travel rules gained momentum in January, as a wave of omicron-related infections engulfed the continent. But parts of Europe did not wait to act. Citing high vaccination rates and the … Read more

New Icelandic carrier makes a play in low-cost transatlantic market

Passengers board an Airbus passenger jet operated by Icelandic low-fare carrier Play. Play Startup low-fare Icelandic airline Play announced new transatlantic service out of a third US airport, Stewart International in New Windsor, New York, to begin June 9. (Stewart lies about 65 miles north of New York City.) Play, which launched last July with … Read more