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Fighting Climate Change from 36,000 Feet

A few years from now, every time you squeeze into an airplane seat, you could be helping protect the world's tropical forests. That's because the airline industry is considering a plan to make up for excessive carbon emissions by financing the preservation of those species-rich forests. Today, if the international aviation industry were its own country, it would be among the top ten emitters of carbon dioxide globally.
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