Earth Day Series: Gadgets and the Environment

A look at the intersection of products, consumers, government, and the environment.

In honor of Earth Day this week, we're looking at the environmental implications of the gadgets and appliances that we all use and love. Monday, we look at the nasty stuff that goes into making our goods, and what's being done to lessen the impact. Tuesday, we look at the state of appliance efficiency in the U.S., and how well the Energy Star and EnergyGuide programs work. Wednesday, we test out a couple of alternative charging technologies to see if they can substitute for the usual wall chargers. Thursday, we interview the director of a documentary about dryers, liberty, and the environment.

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