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A customer shops during the grand opening of the Forever 21 flagship store in New York's Times Square, June 25, 2010.

The fashion industry emits more carbon than international flights and maritime shipping combined. Here are the biggest ways it impacts the planet.

The fashion industry is the second-largest consumer of water and the second-largest polluter of water. Here's why.
A customer shops during the grand opening of the Forever 21 flagship store in New York's Times Square, June 25, 2010.

The fashion industry emits more carbon than international flights and maritime shipping combined. Here are the biggest ways it impacts the planet.

The fashion industry is the second-largest consumer of water and the second-largest polluter of water. Here's why.
Bangkok covered in toxic smog on Monday.

Thailand might move its capital somewhere else because Bangkok is getting too busy and is constantly covered in smog

The consideration comes as overcrowding and dense traffic have led to two toxic smog outbreaks in one year.

The US does not have ‘the world’s cleanest and safest air,’ as Trump has claimed. These are the 8 states with the worst air pollutio...

The US ranks 10th worldwide when it comes to air quality. Within the US, California has the worst air pollution.
A composite image showing viral footage of what appears to be a creature snaking through China's Yangtze river and workers pulling a long tube out of the water.

A viral video that sparked theories of a Chinese Loch Ness Monster turned out to show a big piece of discarded rubber

Viral footage showed a long, black object moving like a snake through China's Yangtze river, sparking the hashtag #ThreeGorgesMonsterPhotos.

Smog, selfies, and city living are fueling demand for cosmetics, L’Oréal boss says

Urbanites socialize more and pollution threatens their hair and skin, while social media filters have ramped up pressure to look good in real life.
Around 600 cruise ships dock in Venice, Italy, every year.

7 places being ruined by cruise ships

Here are seven places that have been negatively impacted by cruise ships, and how they're working to recover.
Storage tanks for radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Fukushima is running out of space to store contaminated water. Japan’s environment minister said the ‘only option’ is to dump it in ...

Dumping contaminated water into the ocean could damage Japan's local fishing economy. Contamination could also travel to South Korea's coast.

President Trump keeps falsely saying the US has the ‘world’s cleanest and safest air.’ Actually, he’s making pollution worse.

The US doesn't have the cleanest air in the world. In fact, measured in terms of PM 2.5, the country comes in seventh, and it is getting worse.

13 photos that show how humans have changed the world’s forests

Deforestation, pollution, climate change, and old fashioned human carelessness are wreaking havoc on the world's forests.