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Some states fight to keep their wood fires burning

Smoke wafting from wood fires has long provided a familiar winter smell in many parts of the country—and, in some cases, a foggy haze that has filled people's lungs with fine particles that can cause coughing and wheezing.

dateMar 09, 2015 in Environment
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Indoor wood-burning can affect air quality

(HealthDay)—Although many people enjoy gathering around a fire during cold winter months, fires that aren't built properly can affect air quality and people's health, according to the U.S. Environmental ...

dateJan 02, 2015 in Environment
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How a white rot tackles freshly-cut food

Researchers sequenced and analyzed the white rot fungus Phlebiopsis gigantea, which can break down fresh-cut conifer sapwood. They also sequenced and analyzed the set of P. gigantea's secreted proteins (secretome) ...

dateDec 23, 2014 in Biotechnology
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