Is online shopping better for the environment than going to the store?

Online shopping carbon footprint

Illustration by Max Fleishman

The Internet often saves a trip to the store. But what’s the rise in online shopping doing to the environment?

Amrita Khalid

Amrita Khalid

Amrita Khalid is a technology and politics reporter who specializes in breaking down complex issues into practical, useful terms. A former contributor to CQ, a Congressional news and analysis site, she's currently a master's candidate in international relations at the University of Leeds.