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Burning domestic issues

In the developing world much of the energy for heating, lighting and cooking comes from burning 'biomass', mainly wood. A first attempt has been made to quantify the resulting emissions to the atmosphere.

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Levine, J. Burning domestic issues. Nature 423, 28–29 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/423028a

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