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Indoor wood burning raises women’s lung cancer risk by 43%, says US study

Results from study involving 50,000 women suggest even occasional wood burning can contribute to lung cancer.

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Pellet plant’s promises of cleaner air go up in smoke

Smithers area residents want tougher rules for U.K.-owned operation to protect air quality.
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'green' firms driving deforestation

Deforestation Inc.: How 'green' firms prevent climate action

A new 9-month long cross-border investigation exposes the flaws of “green” forestry labels. Environmental auditors overlook harm by “sustainable" companies, hindering climate efforts.
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‘A serious threat’: calls grow for urgent review of England’s wood-burning stoves

Government plan to educate owners and encourage fines not enough to effectively tackle air pollution.

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Europe is sacrificing its ancient forests for energy

Europe is sacrificing its ancient forests for energy

Governments bet billions on burning timber for green power. The Times went deep into one of the continent’s oldest woodlands to track the hidden cost.
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Burning native forest wood waste for electricity shouldn’t be classed as renewable energy, Senate report suggests

A Labor-led committee has recommended the government consider changing a controversial law classifying electricity from burning native forest wood waste as renewable energy after the Senate votes for its climate change legislation.

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Germany: Stockpiling wood in fear of gas shortage

In the search for alternatives to heating with gas, Germans are increasingly turning to wood. Wood-burning stoves are subsidized by the government, but experts warn of serious health repercussions.

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