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Heat your backyard bash or beach bonfire with these portable hearths. There’s something romantic about wood-burning fires, but they’re also a contributor to air pollution. That doesn’t mean you have to give up the pit, thanks to solutions like bioethanol, natural gas, and wood alternatives. If you choose the fuel route, look for bowls that are designed to run on bioethanol, a liquid fuel made from the alcohol byproducts of plants and other recycled waste products. The carbon-neutral fuel emits only water vapor, heat, and small amounts of carbon dioxide into the air. Natural gas, another alternative, must be fed to the fire via a line, which means you need a stationary unit and a specialist to hook up the gas. If you prefer the wood-burning kind, look for logs, like Java Log, made from non-petroleum natural wax, recycled sawdust, used coffee beans, soy, and other renewable resources, which release up to 80 percent fewer emissions than regular wood when burned. Now that you’ve got a crash course in sustainable flames, check out a few of our favorite pits, just in time for the season’s backyard gatherings.