Archive for September, 2008

New York Tests High-Efficiency Wood Heat Technologies – Environment News Service

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Environment News Service
New York Tests High-Efficiency Wood Heat Technologies
Environment News Service – 1 hour ago
of wood-fired heating equipment such as residential and commercial wood boilers, pellet stoves, wood stoves, and emerging grass-pellet technologies.


‘His Dog’ – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

The dogs splinter the frozen night with barks and bays. It’s a climbing sound, overly dramatic. I think if I lie here long enough, George will get out of bed to check on the dogs, see if a new one has found its way or if it’s a raccoon. I always get …


Family killed in Snohomish fire was from Mexico – KPAX-TV

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Enews 2.0
Family killed in Snohomish fire was from Mexico
KPAX-TV, MT – 2 hours ago
from an apartment into the mobile home park. Investigators are checking whether a wood stove or electric wall heater might have started today’s fire.
Authorities: Arson suspected in fire that killed 4 Seattle Times
4 family members killed in trailer fire United Press International
2 Women, 2 Girls Killed In Washington Fire Firehouse.com (subscription)
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Sale of firewood on rise – Journal Pioneer

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
Sale of firewood on rise
Journal Pioneer, Canada – 50 minutes ago
The advantages of having a wood-burning stove are dollars and cents, DesRoches said. “If you spend $100 on wood, you save $300-$400 on oil.


Huge TVA electric rate hike takes effect; many struggling already – Knoxville News Sentinel

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s largest electric rate increase in more than three decades takes effect Wednesday as thousands of consumers already are struggling to pay their power bills and avoid service cutoffs. A 20 percent rate hike from the …


Wood Fuel Use Tied To Air Quality Program – Alternative Energy Retailer magazine

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
Wood Fuel Use Tied To Air Quality Program
Alternative Energy Retailer magazine, CT – 27 minutes ago
The East Oregonian reports the city will announce daily air quality forecasts that will determine if it acceptable to proceed with woodstove burning and
Fire pits bad for the environment Connecticut Post
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American Lung Association Cautions Against Wood-burning And Urges … – Medical News Today (press release)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
American Lung Association Cautions Against Wood-burning And Urges
Medical News Today (press release), UK – 9 minutes ago
Wood stoves manufactured before 1995 should be replaced with one that is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency and that meets the stricter


Grand Rapids community briefs – Daily Tribune

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Police Chief Dave Lewandowski will hold an organizational and informational meeting on Neighborhood Watch at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Grand Rapids Town Hall. The intent of the meeting is to form one neighborhood watch …


Are backyard fire pits bad for the environment? – Palestine Herald-Press

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Dear EarthTalk: Backyard fire pits have become the latest must-have gardening feature. How bad are they on the environment? — Michael O’Laughlin, Tigard, OR With fall setting in and the mercury starting to drop, many of us want to extend our time …


Buying firewood? Don’t get burned – Weston Forum

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
Buying firewood? Don’t get burned
Weston Forum, CT – 37 minutes ago
To keep your home both warm and safe, proper installation and operation of your wood stove, furnace or fireplace is essential. A guide, Heating with Wood