How Green Is It? Messages abound telling you to do your part to prevent climate change and to save the environment. Turn off the lights, drive clean cars, buy Earth-friendly products those are just a few of the things we hear and read about.
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How Green Is It?

Are we being fully informed about the costs and downsides of green behavior?

A customer looks at a display of televisions in a Best Buy store in San Francisco. California state regulators are currently considering ways to reduce the power consumption of flat-panel televisions. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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