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November 30, 2012 | By Louis Sahagun
The bright orange flames of kerosene wick lamps used in millions of impoverished households around the world are significant sources of global warming and pollutants linked to respiratory diseases, according to a new study. Lab and field work led by researchers at UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign showed that 7% to 9% of the kerosene consumed by the crude burners is converted to black carbon -- a 20-fold increase over previous estimates, the study published online this month in the journal Environmental Science & Technology said.
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November 30, 2012 | By Louis Sahagun
The bright orange flames of kerosene wick lamps used in millions of impoverished households around the world are significant sources of global warming and pollutants linked to respiratory diseases, according to a new study. Lab and field work led by researchers at UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign showed that 7% to 9% of the kerosene consumed by the crude burners is converted to black carbon -- a 20-fold increase over previous estimates, the study published online this month in the journal Environmental Science & Technology said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1990
The once-common practice of using kerosene to get rid of head lice not only is outdated but also can be extremely dangerous, two health care workers warned last week. Donald Damschen and Dr. John Carlile of the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno cited the case of a 5-year-old girl who was badly burned when fumes from the kerosene her family used to treat her head lice ignited.
WORLD
January 28, 2006 | From Associated Press
Suffering through its worst energy crisis in years, Georgia struck a deal with Iran for emergency natural gas supplies Friday. Dawn-to-dusk lines for kerosene and firewood persisted here in the capital for a second day, as desperate Georgians lined up for fuel to heat their homes amid the former Soviet republic's heaviest snowfall in years. "It's an energy blockade.
NEWS
February 10, 1986 | United Press International
Five teen-agers were killed when their compact car veered out of control and collided with a semi-trailer truck filled with kerosene. The truck driver was not injured in the Saturday accident.
OPINION
April 8, 1990
If we are to do away with the death penalty (and I heartily concur that we should), then the parole system of our state needs a complete reformation. Fine, keep the life sentence without parole for the convicted murderer. But, very importantly, stiffen up parole laws that would allow a heinous criminal a parole after too little time in jail. A recent case in point is the parole of a father who poured kerosene over his son and lit it. The main concern, of course, is to keep these criminals out of society.
TRAVEL
September 28, 1986
Having just returned from another trip through Colorado and missing Estes Park again, Jerry Hulse's Sept. 7 article was a timely reminder that next time we must go there. We have found such pleasant golfing at Colorado Springs and at Tamarron at Durango that we never seem to get time for Estes. It was interesting to know that Stanley used his steamer to transport his guests. You should note that the Stanley Steamer used kerosene for fuel, not water. Water did not heat the steamer.
WORLD
January 28, 2006 | From Associated Press
Suffering through its worst energy crisis in years, Georgia struck a deal with Iran for emergency natural gas supplies Friday. Dawn-to-dusk lines for kerosene and firewood persisted here in the capital for a second day, as desperate Georgians lined up for fuel to heat their homes amid the former Soviet republic's heaviest snowfall in years. "It's an energy blockade.
NEWS
October 23, 1986 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
Question: I have found some old kerosene lamps in our attic. How valuable would they be to collectors?--C.T. Answer: Millions of kerosene lamps were produced in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. So the value of your lamps certainly is not based upon scant production. Moreover, you will have to be careful to differentiate whether your kerosene lamps are authentic collectibles or items copied from older styles. Some collectors look for patent dates.
NEWS
January 9, 1988 | United Press International
Five people were killed when one of them apparently threw kerosene into a wood-burning stove to make it burn hotter, sending an exploding fireball through a suburban home, authorities said. A boy, 17, and a girl, 4, survived the blast Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2005 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
To justify a rookie's killing of a dog to the assistant police chief, Det. Vic Mackey points to a gun he placed near the animal's paw and explains, "The dog was reaching. It was kill or be killed." Vic's new captain, whom none of the officers has met, appears unannounced and, without missing a beat, chimes in, "Oh, come on, Ray, the dog had a piece, and he was going to use it." The captain leaves the scene, and patrol officer Danny Sofer asks what everyone is thinking: "Who was that?"
WORLD
February 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
A fire raged through a crowded mosque Monday, killing at least 59 people, after the flames of a kerosene heater caught a woman's veil and spread to cloth on the ceilings and walls, Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Panicked people raced for the exits and smashed windows to escape, leaving burned shoes and women's black chadors scattered in the yard. More than 250 people were injured.
NEWS
March 16, 2003 | Judith Ingram, Associated Press Writer
From early morning until late at night, excavators rumble along the dry floor of Patriarch's Ponds, laying the foundations for a monument to the Russian writer who injected the aura of the surrounding park into the imaginations of generations of readers. Muscovites have long complained of the inconveniences of Mayor Yuri M. Luzhkov's ambitious construction program -- sleepless nights illuminated by floodlights, sidewalks that disappear into swamps of gravel and mud.
NEWS
July 30, 2000 | SHARON COHEN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Before the black curtain of night rises for a new day on the prairie, the newspaper columnist lights a kerosene lamp, takes out pen and pad and begins writing about her life: The trips she takes by horse-drawn buggy. The water she pumps from her well. The clothes she sews, the corn she cans.
NEWS
December 9, 1999 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The combination of earthquakes, hurricanes and Y2K fears about power outages has revived a onetime household staple. Aladdin lamps, first introduced in rural American homes before the advent of electricity, are making a comeback. Furthermore, they earn their keep. While many people buy them for emergency use, the company is promoting them for everyday use. Bill Courter, president of the Aladdin Mantle Co.
NEWS
March 21, 1999 | DILIP GANGULY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The moaning, the stench of scorched flesh, and occasionally the silence of death. The scenes in hospital burn units became all too familiar for Dr. Wijaya Godakumbura. The cause was often the same-- homemade kerosene lamps fashioned from discarded medicine or water bottles. A cloth wick is wedged into a cap that easily pops off if the bottle topples, spilling a fiery stream of fuel. Godakumbura set out to find a safer way for impoverished Sri Lankans to light their homes.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 1990 | DON WALLER
"Some good noise there?" Steve Wynn muttered half-rhetorically, as his five-man band touched down from one particularly sonik journey to another Telecastersphere. The show at the Sunset in Sierra Madre on Wednesday marked Wynn's first public performance with a rock band since the dissolution of L.A.'s proto-velveteen undergrounders, the Dream Syndicate, and this mostly new outfit displayed greater range and warmth and a richer sense of texture in its musical tapestries than the old one.
NEWS
January 10, 1988 | United Press International
Five people were killed when one of them threw kerosene into a wood-burning stove, sending an exploding fireball through a suburban home, officials said. A 17-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl survived the blast, said Billy Horton, Kingstree Rural Fire Department chief. Killed were James T.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1992
An accountant working by kerosene lamp over a dogeared ledger is an image rightly assigned to a bygone era. Unless you work for the Los Angeles Unified School District, in which case this scenario is not far off the mark--although at least the district does use electric lights. Incredibly, the nation's second-largest school system still does not have a computer network. It has instead a hodgepodge of 19 systems that cannot communicate with each other.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1990
The once-common practice of using kerosene to get rid of head lice not only is outdated but also can be extremely dangerous, two health care workers warned last week. Donald Damschen and Dr. John Carlile of the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno cited the case of a 5-year-old girl who was badly burned when fumes from the kerosene her family used to treat her head lice ignited.
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