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December 04, 2012
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Kerosene lamps spew black carbon, should be replaced
Berkeley CA (SPX) Dec 04, 2012
The primary source of light for more than a billion people in developing nations is also churning out black carbon at levels previously overlooked in climate warming estimates, according to a new study led by researchers at UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois. Results from field and lab tests found that 7 to 9 percent of the kerosene in wick lamps - used for light in 250-300 million households without electricity - is converted to black carbon when burned. In comparison, only half of 1 perc ... read more
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TECTONICS

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EARLY EARTH

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A human-caused climate change signal emerges from the noise
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