Representatives from Arctic countries are meeting this week in Greenland in the annual meeting of the Arctic Council. And, for the first time, an American Secretary State will represent American interests at the meeting.
If you have ever visited a rural community in the developing world, one of first olfactory sensations to hit you is that burning smell. Tracing it will more often than not take you indoors, where a woman is tending to her cookstove.
Earlier today, our friends at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves hosted a press telebriefing. If you are new to this issue, the MP3 below offers a good explanation of the problem of indoor household emissions and how clean cookstoves can help.
It certainly does not get the same kind of attention as diseases like HIV/AIDS, Malaria or Tuberculosis, but Pneumonia is no less ravishing on the people that it infects. But there is one solution in the works that may transform the fight against respiratory illness.