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Environmental Science

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Students discover how scientists find planets and other astronomical bodies. They compare zones of habitability around different star types, discovering the zone of liquid water possibility around each star type and they explore how scientists use spectroscopy to learn about atmospheres on distant p...

The environmental costs of fast fashion | The Independent

It’s tough to love our clothes and keep wearing them for longer when we are faced with a tempting array of newness on offer in the shops. But before you head out into the January sales for those irresistible deals, spare a thought for the impact of fast fashion on the environment.

The Apparel Industry’s Environmental Impact in 6 Graphics | World Resources Institute

Growth of the multi-trillion-dollar apparel industry has been fed by "fast fashion," which makes clothing cheaply and quickly with a low price-tag. Six graphics show how this trend and others can add to water stress, pollution and other environmental impacts.

Waste Couture: Environmental Impact of the Clothing Industry

On a Saturday afternoon, a group of teenage girls leaf through glossy fashion magazines at a New Jersey outlet mall. Shopping bags brimming with new purchases lay at their feet as they talk excitedly about what’s in style to wear this summer. Far away in Tanzania, a young man proudly wears a T-shirt imprinted with the logo of an American basketball team while shopping at the local mitumba market for pants that will fit his slender figure. Although seemingly disparate, these two scenes are connected through the surprising life cycle of clothing.