Web Date: November 28, 2012
Kerosene Lamps Pack Big Climate Punch
Kerosene lamps glow nightly in communities across the developing world. New research shows that these tiny lights have a greater impact than expected on climate (Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: 10.1021/es302697h). Inefficient lamps burning kerosene release about 270 gigagrams of black carbon particulate matter into the atmosphere every year, the researchers estimate. This level of emissions is similar . . .
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