The Environmental Cost Of Dry Hands

I've always wondered about this--electric hand dryers are better for the environment than paper towels? Well--yes and no: Franklin Associates reached a similar conclusion in 2002, when it conducted a life-cycle assessment at the behest of Excel Dryer, the company behind the XLerator. The study, which took into account the energy used both to mine … Continue reading The Environmental Cost Of Dry Hands

Press Shortcomings On Environmental Reporting

A recent paper by Eric Pooley, a fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard entitled How Much Would You Pay to Save the Planet? The American Press and the Economics of Climate Change makes the case that the press equated a false moral equivalence between the arguments of … Continue reading Press Shortcomings On Environmental Reporting