NEWS
An Urban's Rural View
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Mon Oct 13, 2014 06:30 AM CDT

If you've stayed at a hotel lately, you've probably been offered the opportunity to help save the environment by reusing your towels. "Can you imagine," the little towel-rack hanger asks, "the number of towels that have been used only once that have to be washed every day in all the hotels in the world?"

Is this an example of hotels going green, as the Green Hotels Association (http://tiny.cc/…), says? Or is it, as critics charge (http://tiny.cc/…), a classic case of "greenwashing?" The real aim, the critics say, is to save money on labor and utilities; the ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
(none currently available)