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Nov 13, 2006

EC set to include airlines in existing emissions trading scheme. The European Commission will submit a proposal in the next several weeks to include airlines in the EU's existing emissions trading scheme, EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said yesterday. Nov 10, 2006

EU Wants Aviation In Main Emissions Scheme. The aviation industry should be included in Europe's existing emissions trading system, not a new scheme as proposed by the European Parliament, European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said on Thursday. Dimas reiterated that the Commission would like to see the sector included in the scheme during the 2008-2012 trading period, possibly around 2010. But he declined to confirm a date, saying that would depend on the EU legislative process. Dimas confirmed the proposal would include all airlines flying into and out of the European Union, an issue which has drawn ire from the United States and some airline representative bodies. The European Parliament in July suggested setting up a separate trading system for airlines on a trial basis, to prevent carriers from distorting the scheme and buying up rights from power companies instead of tackling their own pollution. Dimas cited a report, however, that said including aviation in the current scheme would have a minimal effect on other sectors that are covered now. Nov 10, 2006

EU dismisses U.S. concerns in CO2 aviation scheme. EU officials say they will proceed with a plan to include all flights to and from EU countries in a carbon trading system, rebuffing U.S. opposition. Flight costs would increase by up to nine euros under the EU carbon market plan. Nov 8, 2006

EU discount airlines call green tax ineffective. Several low-fare airlines in the EU say a green tax would not help prevent climate change, but some say they would accept a global emissions trading scheme. A recent EU report said reducing air traffic to cut emissions is a vital part of preventing climate change. Nov 6, 2006

Chicago O'Hare airports

Several airports offer flu shots. Chicago O'Hare is one of several U.S. airports that offer travelers the chance to buy a flu shot. O'Hare has a kiosk located next to a candy shop in its United Airlines terminal. Other airports offer the shot at clinics inside terminals. Nov 9, 2006

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