Youth-made Stoves Provide Income, Protect the Environment
RICHMOND, Va., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A cooking revolution is underway in the Kiboga district of Uganda.
More than 200 families are finding that the double Rocket Lorena stove is making it easier to cook and provide healthy meals for their children. The stoves
also are a money mak...
Coal Stoves May Be Banned In 3 Himachal Towns
After Shimla, use of coal heating stoves
and fireplaces are likely to be banned from three other hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. //
Heating coal stoves
and fireplaces were banned in Shimla some eight years ago by the state government cleaning the town's air significantly in winters.
Tiny levels of carbon monoxide damage fetal brain
...s," added Edmond. "Our findings highlight the need for policy makers to re-examine the regulation of carbon monoxide."
Tobacco smoke, gas heaters, stoves
and ovens all emit carbon monoxide, which can rise to high concentrations in well-insulated homes. Infants and children are particularly vulnerable t...
American Lung Association of Upper Midwest Offers Tips on Dealing With Floodwaters
...is lost during a flood, many people may turn to portable gasoline- or diesel-powered generators, gas stoves, charcoal stoves, grills, portable camping stoves
and other devices to cook indoors. All of these produce a deadly odorless and colorless gas, carbon monoxide. Exposure to carbon monoxide reduces the...
EPA Alerts Seniors to Carbon Monoxide Dangers
...f poisoning death in the United States. It is produced by gasoline engines, stoves
and heating systems, and, without proper ventilation, the gas can build up ...ombustion appliances.
Never burn fuels indoors except in devices such as stoves
or furnaces that are made for safe use.
Be attentive to possible symptom...
How to Avoid a Holiday Trip to the ER
...d stay in low-traffic areas with few obstacles such as trees, shrubs or large rocks.
Clean all fireplaces and make sure all fireplaces, heaters and stoves
have proper ventilation. Install and frequently check carbon monoxide detectors.
Don't overload your electrical outlets with decoration plugs. Doin...
Protect Your Family From 'The Silent Killer' This Winter
...ckup on each level of your home and near sleeping areas. -- Never leave your car running in an attached garage or carport. -- Never use ovens or stoves
to heat your home. -- Never use charcoal or gas grills inside or operate one outdoors near a window where CO fumes could seep in through a window...
Protect Pets From Winter's Hidden Dangers
...ividual needs with your veterinarian.
"Cars, antifreeze, heaters and wood stoves
can be death traps for
animals if pet owners are not careful," said Dr. Jef...ponds. Your dog could slip in and drown. o Protect animals from wood stoves
and portable heaters. Cats can jump on top of them, causing burns to th...
"Alarming" Malnutrition Among Kenya Refugees: UN Agencies
...in a statement that "a complete package of assistance is needed to overcome chronic shortages in essential commodities such as firewood, energy saving stoves
Otherwise, refugees were being forced to sell their food to meet the need for these items, it warned.
The Kenyan government...
China Introduces Solar-powered Baths
... lack of facilities.
Solar energy is being promoted in China's countryside as an alternative to inefficient and polluting gas stoves.
rely on the burning of low-quality briquette that contains sulfur dioxide and other poisonous elements, which can harm human health and environment. ...
Wood stoves -- a viable home heat source?
MADISON, WI -- JULY 14, 2009 -- The stress of rising natural gas prices is leading many consumers to rethink how they heat their homes. For some this means moving towards modern alternative energy options, while others have been turning to a more traditional method for a solution to these rising ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- June 17, 2009
...government substitute coal briquettes and improved stoves
for cooking and heating to help reduce the country...e said for years that coal briquettes and improved stoves
with better ventilation may cut emissions, but few...orld burn raw coal chunks in small, low-efficiency stoves
for cooking and heating. Studies indicate that emi...
Nanoparticles in the home: More and smaller than previously detected
...vidence that they can cause respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses.
NIST researchers conducted a series of 150 experiments using gas and electric stoves
and electric toaster ovens to determine their impacts on indoor levels of nano-sized particles. Previous studies have been limited to measuring partic...
Unmanned aircraft to study Southern California smog and its consequences
...forms of black carbon. These aerosols are primarily the products of diesel combustion, agricultural biomass burning, use of wood- and cow dung-burning stoves
in rural homes and the use of coal in home heating.
Ramanathan and his team linked the brown cloud to an observed acceleration of glacial melt in t...
Great Ape Trust awards $127,000 for international conservation efforts
...onservation Project $5,000 Purchased more than 1,500 energy-efficient wood stoves
for families in Rwanda. The stoves
reduce demand on wood from rain forest.
Wild Chimpanzee Foundation $...
Fluoride poisoning in China due to clay, not coal
... that the disease was caused by people burning fluoride-rich coal in indoor stoves
Because of this belief, last year, the Chinese authorit... invested 34 million yuan (US$4.2 million) to help farmers in Guizhou build stoves
with outdoor chimneys.
But, in a paper published in the July-August issu...
Grass makes environmentally friendly biofuel
...uel easily could be produced and pelleted by farmers and burned in modified stoves
built to burn wood pellets or corn, says Jerry Cherney, the E.V. Baker Prof...s timothy and orchard grass, as well as weeds, such as goldenrod, in pellet stoves
at Cornell's Mt. Pleasant Research Farm. This demonstration project is fund...