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2009-08-18 14:44:52

A New York man said he discovered an unusual and unwelcome feature of his cell phone -- it turns on his stove. Andrei Melnikov said his Maytag Magic Chef stove beeps and turn its broiler onto the highest setting if his phone, which he has had for about three years, receives an incoming call while within two feet of the appliance, WABC-TV, New York, reported Tuesday. Melnikov said a piece of plastic cookware caught on fire the first time his phone triggered the stove and subsequent tests...

2009-08-07 09:00:00

JAFFREY, N.H., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Wood Pellet LLC (NEWP), and Norbord Inc. (TSX: NBD) today announced that NEWP will acquire Norbord's Deposit, New York land and property and build a new 100,000 ton-per-year state-of-the-art wood pellet manufacturing facility. NEWP and Norbord expect to close on the purchase and sale by November 5, 2009. Norbord's intentions are to continue manufacturing of medium-density fiberboard until closing. "We are excited to work with Norbord...

2009-07-14 12:58:43

 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 costs. In Canada and the United States, wood burning stoves have been reevaluated as a potentially viable option for home heating.The case for modern woodstoves has developed with the improvement of the products on the market,...

2009-07-07 08:01:00

FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Envirofit International, a technology leader using sustainable, scalable business models to solve global health and environmental problems, is introducing its next generation of clean cookstoves for emerging markets. Featuring the EnviroFlame Combustion System(TM) and Envirofit Cooking System(TM), the Envirofit G-Series represents a revolutionary change to traditional cookstoves paradigm, enabling Envirofit to enter new global markets and meet...

2009-06-04 08:36:00

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 maker for youth in the community and are not as harmful to the environment. These unique stoves are made of out a local mixture of grass, water and mud. And for youth in the Nakitembe community in Kiboga,...

2009-06-01 14:06:00

JAFFREY, N.H., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Propell Energy is pleased to announce that Steve Walker, president and CEO of its parent company, New England Wood Pellet, LLC, is a finalist in this year's New England regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award program. Now in its 23rd year, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. It honors outstanding entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and...

2009-04-25 23:25:10

An Oregon man who had just been told he was out of a job and came home to find his house burning, says he chooses to laugh at his run of bad luck. Victor Gonzalez of Oregon City told KPTV the fire may have started with a spark from his wood stove. He had expected to be at home but got called to work Friday -- after he lit the fire -- and then found out he was being fired. Gonzalez is a social worker helping people handle emergencies like fires or being fired. You can choose to laugh or you...

2009-02-13 12:37:38

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Jetboil Inc. outdoor stoves due to a burn hazard. The Personal Cooking Systems and Group Cooking Systems stoves include a valve that can leak, posing a fire and burn hazard, the commission said. About 15,000 of the stoves made in the United States for Jetboil Inc. of Manchester, N.H., were sold nationwide from July 2008 through November 2008 for between $100 and $130. The recall involved various models of the stoves,...

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2009-02-06 09:06:46

Millions of homes in rural areas of Far Eastern countries are heated by charcoal burned on small, hibachi-style portable grills. Scientists in Japan are now reporting development of an improved "biomass charcoal combustion heater" that they say could open a new era in sustainable and ultra-high efficiency home heating. Their study was published in ACS' Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, a bi-weekly journal. In the study, Amit Suri, Masayuki Horio and colleagues note that about...

2008-10-14 15:15:00

High levels of stove gas emissions can be added to the list of indoor pollutants that aggravate asthma of inner-city children, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University said that nitrogen dioxide, compared the frequency and intensity of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness to nitrogen dioxide levels inside the inner-city homes of 150 Baltimore children 2 to 6 years old. A report, published in the Environmental Health Perspectives, found asthma...


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2010-09-24 16:20:41

A gas stove is a cooking device which uses natural gas, propane, butane, Liquefied petroleum gas or other flammable gas as a fuel source. Since the gas pipe network was slow to develop, the success of the gas stove on a commercial level took some time to happen. Gas stoves were invented as early as the 1820's as isolated experiments but it was not until the 1880's that manufactured stoves were sold commercially. The first stoves were large and bulky, but over time they were reduced to fit...

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