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2011-01-01 06:35:00

E-readers are provoking a highly-heated debate among better-read environmentalists. Gadget-lovers are quick to point out that the printed word causes 125 million tress to be taken down every year in the US. But book-lovers retort that e-readers take more energy to produce, consume more energy to use, and create an even greater waste problem when thrown away. Several studies on the topic have concluded that it really all depends on how many books you read, though they differ on the number....

Word of the Day
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.