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Clean Cookstoves Drive Gender Equality

Radha Muthiah | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact
Radha Muthiah

Imagine spending hours every day cooking your family's food over an open fire, your eyes burning and lungs struggling from the constant smoke. Then imagine spending additional hours, often in the dark of dawn or dusk, searching for the fuel needed to start cooking again.

How About a Lump of Coal This Christmas?

Nicole Skibola | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Nicole Skibola

Black Friday sales dropped for the first time in four years, leading to speculation as to why Americans aren't buying more. I have a hypothesis of my own.

How Carbon Markets Save Lives And Slash Poverty

Forest Trends | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Forest Trends

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg The complex challenge of climate change is caused by almost everything we do.

Why Moms Matter

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

Today, we launch Global Mom Relay -- an interactive, online conversation over the next 62 days that features moms, celebrities, experts and others who will shares stories of motherhood and talk about what we can do to improve the health of mothers and children around the world.

Clean Cookstoves Can Save Lives

Rocky Dawuni | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Rocky Dawuni

Cooking kills people, to the shocking tune of 2 million each year. Just think about it -- the act of cooking, meant to nurture our families and us, is the fifth-biggest health risk in developing countries.

'Green News Report' - January 19, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: White Hou...

Roasting by an Open Fire: Eco-Friendly or Health Threat?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Some of our local experts see wood as a future fuel, a serious source of biomass energy. But the realities and science of air quality could cause us to question some of our long held assumptions about the wholesomeness of a fire.

Cooking Shouldn't Kill

Susanna Murley | Posted 01.23.2012 | Green
Susanna Murley

Some of us in the U.S. may be hoping for kitchen makeovers, but even more are hoping for a toxic-free kitchen.


Greg Spencer | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Greg Spencer

I encourage you to watch both episodes of "Stoveman" to understand what it's really like for hundreds of millions of women around the world to cook for their families.

'Clean Stoves' Would Save Lives, Cut Pollution

Hillary Clinton | Posted 07.06.2011 | Green
Hillary Clinton

For nearly half of the world's population, cooking at home is a deeply dangerous act. In fact, it poses one of the most serious health risks in the developing world, and it's a major threat to the environment.

A Winning Recipe for Sustainable Development

Isobel Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Isobel Coleman

Every year, two million women and children die due to smoke inhalation from traditional stoves -- more than die from malaria. What was sorely missing until now was an affordable, scalable solution.

Bright Potential for Women's Empowerment

Isobel Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Isobel Coleman

Several years ago, I became intrigued by the transformative potential of small-scale solar devices to improve life for the nearly 2 billion people who...

Snow Days, Pancakes, and Energy Justice

Joellen Raderstorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Joellen Raderstorf

While I'm living the "make every minute count" lifestyle, nearly one third of my fellow global family members rely primarily on biomass-based fire to meet all their energy needs.