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2011-10-13 20:47:16

International effort could reduce death toll, deforestation, NIH scientists say An international effort to replace smoky, inefficient household stoves that people commonly use in lower and middle income countries with clean, affordable, fuel efficient stoves could save nearly 2 million lives each year, according to experts from the National Institutes of Health. In a commentary in Science, the NIH scientists noted that indoor air pollution from such inefficient stoves affects about 3...

2011-09-28 19:38:07

Scientists hope to find the safest and most energy-efficient way for earthquake survivors to cook. The developers of the fuel-efficient Berkeley-Darfur Stove for refugee camps in central Africa are at it once again, this time evaluating inexpensive metal cookstoves for the displaced survivors of last year´s deadly earthquake in Haiti. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have teamed up with students from the...

2011-07-08 14:22:53

An estimated two billion people in the developing world heat and cook with a biomass fuel such as wood, but the practice exposes people "” especially women "” to large doses of small-particle air pollution, which can cause premature death and lung disease. In a study just published online in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have associated indoor air pollution with increased blood pressure among older...

2011-05-07 00:00:29

Roberts will serve as "Global Ambassador" for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and discuss cookstoves with Secretary of State Clinton in her "Extraordinary Moms" special airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network Saturday, May 7 from 8"“9:30 p.m. (EDT/PDT) Washington (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves today announced that Academy Award winning actor Julia Roberts will serve as Global Ambassador, helping to bring attention to one of the most urgent health...

2011-02-23 19:01:00

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Envirofit International (a global cookstoves business) and Shell Foundation (an international foundation) have joined forces with the US-based carbon finance business, C-Quest Capital, to kickstart a clean cookstoves industry in Nigeria. Clean cookstoves are the most viable solution to Indoor Air Pollution (IAP), the toxic smoke that claims one life every 16 seconds in the developing world. The partners aim to deliver two million improved...

2010-12-25 00:01:26

Cooking shouldn't kill, but for many women and families around the world it does New York, NY (Vocus) December 23, 2010 The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves - a partnership of governments, non-profit organizations, United Nations agencies, and the private sector working together to create a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions - appeared on The Martha Stewart Show (12/22) to inform Stewart's vast audience about the dangers posed by exposure to smoke...

2010-11-10 12:30:00

Penn State University research presented at 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul Montgomery, a graduate student at Pennsylvania State University, is helping design a better cook stove for people in developing countries. At an upcoming meeting of the 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics in Cancun, Mexico, he will present a simple heat-powered fan that could help to make these stoves more efficient and combat the...

2010-09-23 08:19:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- E+Co, a US-based investor in small and growing clean energy enterprises in developing countries, and investee Toyola Energy Ltd. in Ghana, were onstage at the Clinton Global Initiative's Sixth Annual Meeting on Tuesday, jointly committing to a three-year program to sell at least 140,000 energy efficient cook stoves and 10,000 solar products over a three-year period. Christine Eibs Singer, E+Co Co-Founder and CEO, and Suraj Wahab O, Co-Founder...

2009-10-30 06:50:00

EL FASHER, Sudan and BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Berkeley, California-based Darfur Stoves Project (DSP), in partnership with Oxfam America and the Sudanese organization, Sustainable Action Group (SAG), has launched an assembly facility for fuel-efficient stoves in El Fasher, the capital of the Darfur region. The assembly facility is the last stop on a global technology solution supply chain that starts with testing and design in the Lawrence Berkeley National...

2009-09-28 20:07:51

Mexican researchers found replacing open indoor fires with vented stoves improved lung health in people living under such conditions. Study researcher Horacio Riojas-Rodriguez of the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica says the benefit was on par to a pack-a-day smoker kicking the habit. The study, published in the Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, analyzed the first year of data for an ongoing project that looks at the impact of replacing traditional fires with a Patsari...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.