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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Mother Nature Feels The Pains Of Divorce- By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer

I found myself explaining to my mother and married friends that each time you allow yourself to be open and vulnerable and attempt to be in a relationship and then for whatever reason it ends, it is like a divorce. At my age, (36) it gets harder and harder to keep going through these little divorces. How many are we expected to have to live and learn before we are provided with the right one for us? And now the mass media is dumping this story on us single people! Hmmm


"A married household actually uses resources more efficiently than a divorced household," said Jianguo Liu, an ecologist at Michigan State University whose analysis of the environmental impact of divorce appears in this week's online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More households means more use of land, water and energy, three critical resources, Liu explained in a telephone interview. Households with fewer people are simply not as efficient as those with more people sharing, he explained. A household uses the same amount of heat or air conditioning whether there are two or four people living there. A refrigerator used the same power whether there is one person home or several. Two people living apart run two dishwashers, instead of just one.

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