Smoke gets in your eyes - and forms cataracts
The oxidising property of cigarette and chulha smoke is one of the factors being linked by researchers to the formation of eye cataract.
Cool reception to ambitious programme
Though the government boasts its improved chulha project has exceeded targets, officials admit the programme has been a failure because of lack …
Bhil traditions wither away with their trees
So dependent are the Bhils on trees, deforestation is eroding the very roots of their culture
Cooking made easy
Addressing indoor pollution and climate change with fuel-efficient cook stoves
A simple measure carried out by our organisation has helped to kill two birds with one stone
How indoor pollution affects women & children
One statistic says that children have carbon monoxide levels similar to those that would result from smoking about seven cigarettes per day
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Making science, technology serve the people
For R S Hegde, a primary school principal and rural technologist, science is useless if it remains confined to labs and libraries.
Factsheet: Black carbon - A short-lived climate forcer
Black carbon is a component of soot, released during combustion, particularly incomplete combustion of fossil fuels or biomass. It is released …
Less fuel, less smoke but more jaggery
Sugarcane farmers in rural Karnataka are making jaggery using an efficient and smoke-free stove designed and promoted by a school headmaster.
Remembering Kirk R Smith (1947-2020)
Kirk leaves us with the power of imagining change and hope
Is the government's Ujjwala target achievable?
The ambit of the Ujjwala scheme is to be increased from five crore to eight crore beneficiaries
Post-COVID clean cooking schemes: By and for women
Clean cooking schemes designed with women at their centre will help India maintain its progress towards abatement of indoor air quality and help …
Improved stove: a misnomer?
Some emit more black carbon than traditional mud stoves
Cooking stoves in carbon trade
Improved stoves will be standardized for fuel and emission efficiency
Studies show modern kitchen is not as safe as believed. Use of exhausts, effective ventilation can reduce household pollution
Partneship for Clean Indoor Air looking for Indian partners
Up in smoke
National programme on improved chulhas put on ice
Search for a good hearth
While cook stoves in India are becoming fuel-efficient, they are not improving air quality, finds study
Wake up and smell the air
The challenge of the chulha
The chulha politics
Of stoves, kilns and a fine distinction between emissions
In the second week of March, activists, academics, policy-makers and experts in various fields came together in Delhi to throw light on the …
Smoke in the kitchen
The new ‘green’ biomass cookstove has immense potential but why is it missing in homes?
Environment Day: Green agenda for new government
Get the focus on environment and health, Mr Prime Minister