It's the sobering downside of global travel. A new study explored tourism's effects on the environment, finding that it's responsible for 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.
When you're on vacation, never leave your animal rights awareness at home. A viral video from China shows an orangutan forced to dress up and ridiculed for selfies with tourists.
Ten years ago, a man from Puerto Princesa City, Palawan in the Philippines, caught a clam with a giant pearl inside. Unaware of how much this pearl was worth, he decided to put it under his bed for good luck.
Since a bloody civil war ended in 2009, tourists have flocked to Sri Lanka's palm-fringed beaches. However, as tourism booms in the country, there are still things need to carefully look at: how it affects the environment.
Climate change may be intensifying storms in the Asia Pacific and forest fires in Australia, but it might also be improving summer weather in Denmark,
It's hard to deny that humanity has played a pretty big role in changing nature for the worse. That's why many environmental groups have advocated showcasing the world's natural grandeur, reminding everyday citizens what is worth protecting. The bad news, however, is that this so-called 'eco-tourism' may cause its own problems for Mother Earth.
Earlier this month Costa Rican beaches within the Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste saw picture-perfect conditions, leading to a great host of olive ridley sea turtles to come ashore to lay their eggs. Unfortunately, a great beach day also attracted tourists and locals alike, many of whom wound up disrupting this crucial nesting time.
Traveling to Antarctica is no easy feat, but for the hearty and brave the White Continent is a common enough stomping ground to boast its own unique brand of tourism. Now new research has revealed a consequence of this activity that few have considered: exposure to humans is raising the risk of infectious disease among penguins.
Factors like climate change and habitat loss are often the source of declining species populations, but in the case of bottlenose dolphins in the Balearic Islands, a rise in tourism, along with fishing and sea transport, is threatening their wellbeing, new research shows.
This past Halloween, Oct. 31, space faring private company Virgin Galactic suffered a major tragedy, with the fourth powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo resulting in destruction and death. Now, as of today, an ongoing investigation has revealed new information about the disaster.
Researchers have recently found that whale shark tourism in the Maldivian Atoll accounts for nearly three percent of all shark tourism across the globe. That's a stunning number considering that the Maldives is a relatively small and little-known island nation. This of course raised the question, "so how important is the whale shark to these islands?"
Though you may think that great white shark sightings would detract Cape Cod beachgoers, the ferocious predators are in fact boosting tourism in the area, increasing sales for shark paraphernalia as well as local boat tours.
Space tourism company World View successfully launched and landed their first test flight of a balloon-based "edge of space" craft, which ascended to an altitude of 120,000 feet on Tuesday.