17 May '12, 5pm

Cooking with clean air: Used to cook meals in many family homes, they contribute to massive deforestation to cre...

Cooking with clean air: Used to cook meals in many family homes, they contribute to massive deforestation to cre...

TriplePundit Editor Jen Boynton is in Mozambique this week along with TreeHugger's Brian Merchant to get the full story on a remarkable triple-bottom-line business model. There’s no denying that charcoal cookstoves are a huge problem in Africa. Used to cook meals in many family homes, they contribute to massive deforestation to create the charcoal, which is expensive to buy, and when they are operated, they fill homes (and lungs) with dirty black soot. And, it’s hard to control the temperature of the cooking flame. Imagine cooking by an indoor campfire for every meal of your life. There are many companies and NGOs working to attack the problem from different angles. We've covered solar cookstoves a few times on TriplePundit before, and they have an obvious benefit with their clean, free fuel. However, they still lack the ability to control temperature and are difficult to ...

Full article: http://sustainableindustries.com/articles/2012/05/cooking...

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Are you a cooking school virgin too?

karencheng.com.au 17 May '12, 2am

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Healthy Cooking with Quinoa

Healthy Cooking with Quinoa

justluxe.com 17 May '12, 12am

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Mission Critical: A Clean Energy Call to Arms

renewableenergyworld.com 17 May '12, 4pm

While Congress fumbles, the Department of Defense (DoD) has identified our fossil fuel dependence as a national security t...

Mission Critical: A Clean Energy Call to Arms v...

renewableenergyworld.com 18 May '12, 10am

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Vermont Bans Fracking: We Can Live Without Oil ...

treehugger.com 18 May '12, 3pm

We've followed the effort in Vermont to ban fracking (now complete, the first state to do so) for some time, so I won't re...

Do anti-clean energy senators have any idea what Americans want? If this morning's hearing is any guide, they don’t.

Do anti-clean energy senators have any idea wha...

grist.org 17 May '12, 8pm

A version of this article originally appeared on Climate Progress . Do anti-clean energy senators have any idea what Ameri...

My Mother’s Day wish: Clean air for kids

My Mother’s Day wish: Clean air for kids

grist.org 13 May '12, 11am

A version of this post originally appeared on Compass , a Sierra Club blog. As the director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Co...

How to Clean Your Mattress

How to Clean Your Mattress

treehugger.com 23 May '12, 8am

You wash your sheets and your mattress pad on a regular basis, right? But what about the mattress underneath? It might not...

15 Concepts and Solutions for Providing Clean Drinking Water

15 Concepts and Solutions for Providing Clean D...

treehugger.com 16 May '12, 1pm

"Researchers from Pennsylvania State University knew that earlier studies showed that a substance from the seeds of the mi...

Is Clean Energy Yet Another Culture War?

cleantechnica.com 16 May '12, 2pm

David Roberts of Grist had a great post the other day portraying clean energy as a culture war . I think it’s highly worth...