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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint: Can Individual Actions Reduce Global Warming?

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint: Can Individual Actions Reduce Global Warming?

Reducing your carbon footprint: Can individual actions reduce global warming?
Thomas J.Billitteri
Early-bird shoppers crowd into a Best Buy store in Los Angeles at 5 a.m. on Nov. 28 for post-Thanksgiving bargains. Concern about climate change, coupled with the nation's economic woes, is causing many Americans to ratchet back on their consumption of goods and services. But many environmentalists say government must also do its part to reduce carbon emissions by enacting tough, environmentally friendly policies.

When Karen Larson, a mother of two in Madbury, N.H., took the “New Hampshire Carbon Challenge” she couldn't believe the results.1

The statewide effort to help residents reduce their environmental impact includes an online calculator to help consumers measure their “carbon footprint” — ...

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