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Research Spotlight: The Social Side of Energy Use in Western Nepal

Every year, nearly three million people die of illnesses caused by exposure to household air pollution. Every day, billions fulfill their daily energy needs for cooking family meals, heating water, processing food for livestock, and warming the house over inefficient …

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Research Spotlight: Measuring the Elusive

Cheryl Weyant with two “boxed” emission measuring field kits. The bottom unit (tan) was used between 2012 and 2014 to measure kilns and cook stoves in Nepal, and the top unit (black) was built a few years later and used

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“I love it when my friends talk”

This Director’s Note was originally published in the July 2017 edition of the CACHE Quarterly Newsletter.

I kicked off my summer with a trip to Warsaw, Poland, where the Climate and Clean Air Coalition had a meeting focused on heating …

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A “knotty confluence”

This Director’s Note was originally published in the April 2017 edition of the CACHE Quarterly Newsletter.

In the summer of 2005, my research group conducted one of our first field campaigns near Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I was pretty excited. Household emissions …

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CACHE Team Explores emPOWERing Community

A photo of Sano Gaun

An aerial view of Sano Gaun, Nepal. Photo courtesy of CRT-N.

In cities, villages, and towns throughout the world, university researchers seek to bring innovations to the lives of those in developing countries. They reach out a humanitarian hand, hoping …

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“The Birth of CACHE”

This Director’s Note was published in the January 2017 edition of the CACHE Quarterly Newsletter.

In September 2014, I was still reeling from the phone calls, interview requests, and felicitations that flood a person who’s been visited by a MacArthur …

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Research Spotlight: Understanding Heating Emissions

Each year, indoor air pollution claims the lives of 4 million people worldwide — more than malaria and HIV combined. It’s no wonder, considering that 3 billion people (nearly half the world’s population) rely on smoky, sooty fires to provide …

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Why does atmospheric chemistry matter?

Tami Bond - professor of civil and environmental engineering

photo by Brian Stauffer/Illinois News Bureau

On Aug. 26, the National Academy of Sciences released a report on the future of atmospheric chemistry research in the United States. Illinois civil and environmental engineering professor Tami Bond was among the scientists …

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