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Global travel may be good for the soul, but its huge carbon footprint means it's bad for the planet

The people of Earth are traveling more often and farther than they ever have before, and it's taking a toll on the environment.

For the first time, researchers have measured the carbon footprint of all aspects of global tourism, including air flights, car rentals, lodging and even the souvenir travelers buy once they reach their destination.

The analysis, which looked at a five-year time period starting

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