Aerosol research is still in its infancy. Further studies will reveal the definitive long term impact of these tiny particles

Strangely, rural people are using higher quality biofuels such as logs

Nobody expected farm forestry and exotics to become a major source of firewood

Are some Indians becoming more interested in trees?

Kerala is a land full of trees

Agricultural residues could help in the making of energy sufficient talukas

A new technique to produce efficient and cheap fuel from agricultural waste

Fluidised bed technology could help meet all power needs of a village

Bioresources, the energy and raw materials derived from plants and animals, could help end poverty.

Does rural fuelwood use and more generally rural biomass use cause forest degradation? This question has been debated in scientific and policy circles. The author presents a framework for defining degradation and sustainable use of forests that might help clarify some of the confusion.

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