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New emission-reducing stoves not much better for environment than old stoves, study finds

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By Madeleine Jepsen Cookstoves meant to curb carbon emissions and reduce pollutants may not be as climate-friendly as previously thought, a new study finds. Traditional bio-fueled cookstoves, used by one-third of the global population, burn wood and other organic material to cook food. A new study measuring the types of carbon in fine particulate matter emitted from these types of cookstoves in India found newer stoves designed to reduce emissions were not much of an improvement over traditional chulha stoves.…