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Flat-Screen TVs May Be Worse For Environment

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Flat-Screen TVs May Be Worse For Environment

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Flat-Screen TVs May Be Worse For Environment

Flat-Screen TVs May Be Worse For Environment

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Flat-screen computer monitors are traditionally considered "green" because they use less energy than older models. But a synthetic chemical used in flat- screen monitors could pose a serious threat to the environment and accelerate global warming. Alex Cohen talks with Michael Prather, one of the authors of a new study on Nitrogen Tri-fluoride that appears in the journal, Geophysical Research Letters.