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Delta will invest $1 billion to become first carbon-neutral airline

Delta will invest $1 billion over the next decade in an effort to become the world’s first carbon-neutral airline, the company announced Friday. The company — the world’s biggest airline — has previously made efforts to mitigate its carbon impact by purchasing more fuel-efficient aircraft and eliminating single-use plastics, but the new initiative would instantly make it the industry leader. “There’s no challenge we face that is in greater need of innovation than environmental sustainability, and we know there is no single solution,” Delta’s chief executive, Ed Bastian, said in a statement. Bastian is an advocate of air travel as a way to connect people and economies across the globe but has been vocal about the indus ...