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Third-World Stove Soot Is Target in Climate Fight

By Paolo Belfiore

Here’s an article on reducing soot when cooking in an open-air cookstove while burning dung or wood. Low-soot stoves will also help reduce global-warming by reducing the amount of black carbon that’s released in traditional cooking practices.

Third-World Stove Soot Is Target in Climate Fight

Something to keep in mind for our summer’s kitchen hoods project in Chirimoto, Peru.



2-Liter Bottles Illuminate Dark Homes

By Charles Jahnke

During an energy crisis in Brazil an engineer found he could illuminate dark buildings by diffusing sunlight through bleach and water. Obviously the setup will only work during the day, but in communities where energy is expensive or unreliable, the sun provides a solution for dark places during the day.