PBS NewsHour

Designing cleaner stoves for the developing world

Clip: 02/26/2014 | 7m 46s

An estimated 3 billion people worldwide rely on open-fire cookstoves that burn wood, dung or crop residues for food preparation. But the smoke from these stoves harms the environment and can be blamed for some 2 million deaths every year. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from El Salvador on efforts to provide cleaner stoves to people in developing countries.

Aired: 02/26/14

Rating: NR

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