"My Heart-Stopping Ride Aboard the Navy's Great Green Fleet"

"With Washington frozen solid on climate, the Navy is breaking the ice."

"I'm strapped into my backward-facing seat on a COD, or "carrier onboard delivery" plane, the US Navy workhorse that ferries people, supplies, and mail to and from its aircraft carriers at sea. I cinch the four-point harness holding me in place. Then I cinch it some more. When it's as tight as it can go, an aircrewman walks by and yanks it so hard it squeezes the breath out of me. The hatch closes. ...

To get to the Nimitz, 100 miles off Honolulu, our turboprop is flying a 50-50 blend of biofuel and standard JP-5 shipboard aviation fuel. The biofuel is made from algae plus waste cooking oil."

Julia Whitty reports for Mother Jones on the cover of the March/April 2013 print issue and online.
 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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