Are Microwave Ovens Good for the Environment?
Nuking your food to save the planet.
Correction, March 27, 2009: The original version provided the wrong context for understanding why gas ovens might be greener than electric ovens. It failed to mention that the delivery of electricity to the home is relatively inefficient. (Return to the corrected paragraph.)
Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.
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