December 06, 2007

Protect the environment: stay married!

Things you can do to help our planet: walk to work or ride your bike; drive hybrid cars; recycle; use energy-efficient resources; stay married. Yes, divorce is bad for the environment, according to a recent study published in an academic journal. The reason is simple: more family break-ups would mean people living in separate houses, and that would mean higher use of resources such as water and electricity. Here is a listening passage with the story. As you listen, complete the text and then check your answers here.

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