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Burning wood 'good' for environment


Fifteen conservation groups are supporting the use of wood as fuel, despite the fact it releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

They argue that trees rotting naturally release the gas anyway, and that burning them instead can have benefits for wildlife.

But critics warn that large numbers of wood-burning stoves could harm air quality.

Tom Heap reports.


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