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Honey, Let's Stay Together. . .For the Planet

Two scientists have found that divorce. . .wait...wait. . .wait. . .HURTS THE ENVIRONMENT. (In fact, they really didn't find that directly, only that in home water and electricity bills go up.) Although I suppose there was some use in documenting the facts, it seems pretty darn obvious that two people living apart will use more water and electricity than the same two people living together. Given the numerous, documented negative consequences of divorce (particularly on women and children) it seems hard to imagine what possible public policy consequences this finding could have.