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Norwegian Television Broadcasts Fireplace

Tony Phillips | Posted 04.22.2013 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

The common human recognition that a place where daytime highs on an especially nice winter's day might creep into the teens is a damnable place indeed sends Norwegians into a consumer frenzy for all things fire-related.

The Cost of Cooking Dinner: Rape or Assault

Erin Patrick | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Erin Patrick

Cooking a meal for your family shouldn't put you at risk of rape. Yet, collecting the wood or other cooking fuel essential for their survival, crisis-affected women and girls are forced to put their safety at risk on a daily basis.

When War Stops, the Impact on the Environment Lives On

Erin Patrick | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Erin Patrick

One of war's consequences -- and sometimes its cause -- is the destruction of natural resources.

Voices from Dadaab: the Daily Struggle to Cook a Meal

Erin Patrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Erin Patrick

This summer I traveled to the Dadaab region in Kenya, where three refugee camps -- among the largest in the world -- host nearly 300,000 refugees.

Post Earthquake, Some Nasty Voices On Battered Haiti

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

Most of the country's trees had long since been chopped down for firewood. Much of the topsoil had washed away and when the rain got heavy, the bare hills and mountains became launch pads for floods.

Haiti Earthquake: Greening of Hillsides Can Bolster Recovery

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Now with parts of Haiti in ruin and perhaps 200,000 people dead, the tree-planting and the soil sampling have halted. But the catastrophe makes it more critical than ever that Haiti be re-greened.

Discuss: What's The Most Sustainable Fuel To Use On My Fire This Winter?

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

should you use coal, logs -- or even those briquettes made from waste newspaper that you sometimes see advertised in this very newspaper? ...