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The Pros and Cons of Brazil's Push Towards Renewable Energy Sources
In recent years, Brazil and its government have been working hard to raise the status of their country in comparison to the rest of the world. Brazil currently is ranked 4th in the world in GDP ("The World Factbook: BRAZIL", 2016). Part of this growth can be contributed to the progressive ideas towards energy that Brazil im...
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An Overview of the Importance of Environmental Appraisal in the Water PNG Business Organization
1. Introduction. This piece of paper encompasses on the importance of environmental appraisal in the Water PNG business organization as it is a state owned-entity where the national government is the major strategic role player in the management and operation of the business’ day-to-day existence. Also further details on...
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The Advantages of Using Nuclear Energy as a Source of Power
Nuclear energy is an energy that is released from fusion or fission, and can be used to generate electricity. Fission is a process where the nucleus of an atom splits, either through a nuclear radioactive decay or it has been bombarded by neutrons. Atoms including Uranium and Plutonium are used in nuclear fission. U.S. shou...
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The Problem of the Increasing Quantity of Waste in Correlation With the Increasing Population
Land is Not Growing, Population is Land is substantial to human. In fact, land will continue to exist even without human intervention. With over 7 billion people depending on it, how will the international community act upon the threat to its existence? Humans produce a vast quantity of waste and for the record, waste a...
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The Effect of Different Colors on the Absorption of Radiant Energy
Many things we do in our day to day lives depend on energy that is provided by the sun. From the food we eat to the gas that is put into our cars, it’s all possible because of stored solar energy. Solar energy isn’t the only important source of energy in the world though. Another source of energy comes from radioactive deca...
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A Critique on the Act of Mountaintop Removal in West Virginia
Mountaintop Removal Ask anyone about West Virginia and one of the first things that will come to mind is the mountains that define the state. However, one aspect of West Virginia’s industry has begun to threaten the health and beauty of these mountains. I am talking about the method of excavating coal known as mountaintop...
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A Study of the Benefits of Solar Energy for Rural Areas
Rural lighting and electrification has been the goal of any government, in an effort to improve the level of economic productivity and living standards of the people in the rural areas. In an effort to improve his economic statue and living standards of his family, Olman a farmer in Atlantida, Honduras, seeks to get a loan...
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The Effects of the Use of Fossil Fuels on the Quantity of Food Produced
Introduction Fossil fuels are formed through natural processes of decomposition of dead and buried organisms mostly plants that already contain energy from the process of photosynthesis and for the animals the process of respiration (Crawley, 2016). Fossil fuels include petroleum, coal and natural gas which are typically f...
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The Concept of Passive Homes and Solar Energy
The world is becoming more and more developed and as nations develop their citizens are moving toward a more comfortable lifestyle that is common place here in the US. In a study by Tim De Champ if everyone wanted to live like Americans we would need approximately 4.1 earths worth of resources, land, water etc. (Champ) Obvi...
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A Product Assessment of the Bloom Box
Bloom Box The bloom box is currently in its introductory stage of the product life cycle (pg 190). There are a few companies testing out large scale models but they are still working out the kinks and working to drive down the cost and price for consumers. Fortunately for Bloom many States offer tax incentives that help lo...
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A Review of the Benefit of Low-Temperature Geothermal Energy in Marche
Case Study #1 The case study I looked at was a study on the economic benefit of low-temperature geothermal energy in Italy’s Marche region. The research was done to identify low cost, high efficiency potential areas for geothermal use. The scientists used GIS to show many different aspects through the entire article. They...
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The Factors Contributing to the Decline of Coal Mining Jobs in America
Between 1978 and 2013, 52 percent of coal mining jobs in the United
States were eliminated. It is logical to believe that coal production
dropped in line with the large drop in employment in the industry. Instead,
there has been a steady rise in coal production in that time frame with a
peak in 2008. The larger proportion o...
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The Challenges in Creating Sustainable Sources of Energy
Abstract Sustainable energy systems are crucial to sustainable development. Energy used nowadays cause worldwide issues, and a transition to sustainable energy would mitigate them. This summary explains actual energy systems and the problems they create. Then, it addresses how can a transition to sustainable energy be done...
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The Importance of Affordability and Accessibility for Making Clean Energy More Usable to the Public
Affordability and Accessibility are the key points of making clean energy more usable to the public. Initiatives to better fund any government departments or private industries are encouraged. Why, you may ask? This will stimulate more research in efficient, clean, and renewable energy. Thus allowing for the supply of clean...
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The Reasons Why America Should Drill in the Alaskan Wilderness for Domestic Oil
Drilling for Domestic Oil As the world’s oil supply is being diminished, the turmoil regarding it increases. The United States, one of the largest consumers of oil, uses roughly 30% of the world’s supply and is in need of a domestic supply to reduce import expenditures. It is believed that Alaska’s oil supply could suppl...
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The Impact of Human Intervention on Aquatic Biodiversity
Human Impact on Aquatic Biodiversity The aquatic biodiversity can be defined as the marine life in the oceans, lakes, ponds, rivers and anywhere where there is a body of water. The life that goes on in theses ecosystems can be disturbed by a natural cause or a human impact on the ecosystem. When it is a human impact being...
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A Reflection on the Threat Posed by Nuclear Arms to the Human Population
The emanation of life in the cosmos is in itself a most profound phenomenon. Our very being here defies extraordinary odds. It is only by chance that we have achieved such technological prominence without having yet destroyed ourselves. The means by which humanity utilizes nuclear energy will significantly influence the fat...
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The Benefits of Nuclear Reactors as a Cheaper and More Efficient Energy Source
Benefits of Nuclear Energy Many people are aware that a large amount of our electricity is
produced through nuclear reactors, however few realize truly how important
they are. In the journal, "Nuclear's 40 next years", by Barbara Snyder,
Theodore Meyer, and Kenneth Balkey it is said, "The United States has a
fleet of...
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Geothermal Energy as the Solution to the 21st Century Problem of Energy
Geothermal Energy One of the biggest issues facing humanity as we continue into the twenty-first century is the problem of energy. As it is now, humanity is consuming fossil fuels and other resources at an alarming rate. This leads not only to environment destroying pollutants, but also a deficit in these precious resource...
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Tragic Effects of Water Pollution
Our Natural Resources There is a lot of natural resources that are needed to survive, but none can be obtain without water. Water is the main source of life. However, most of the U.S. rivers and streams are polluted largely due to agriculture. Even though there is laws to protect the rivers they are often contaminated by r...
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An Argument in Favor of the Effectiveness of the Lithium Ion Battery
The Lithium Ion Battery Lithium Ion Batteries are some of the most common and popular rechargeable batteries used today. It started with the lithium-ion power packs which were created at Oxford University in the 1970s by chemist John Goodenough and his colleagues Phil Wiseman, Koichi Mizushima, and Phil Jones. The company...
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An Analysis of the Articles on the Benefits and Environmental Effects of Hydraulic Fracking
Annotated Bibliography What are the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing as a source of pollution? Brown VJ. 2014. Radionuclides in fracking wastewater: Managing a toxic blend. Environmental Health Perspectives [cited 2015 9 April]; 122(2), A50-A55. ProQuest Central. Available from http://www.proquest.com/ D...
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Replacing Petroleum: The Negatives and Positives of Various Biofuels
Due to environmental concerns, energy security, and limited supply, it is becoming increasingly important to find a viable alternative to petroleum. Transportation fuels drive the global economy, meaning that whatever fuel is used by the majority is going to have a huge impact on the world. Currently, oil is the main source...
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The Moral Dilemma of Energy Production and Oil-Retrieving Methods in the United States of America
Energy Production: A Moral Dilemma? The current situation regarding oil-retrieving and energy production in the United States is the same as the 1930’s. From oil drilling to fracking, similar problems in communities still arise. The essay, “Drilling in the City” by SDSU professor Sarah Elkind provides a historical context...
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The Abilities of an Earthship in Creating Sustainable Energy
An Earthship is a radically sustainable building made completely out of recycled materials. They are able to provide heat, water and electricity for themselves. To get electricity, they use solar panels and wind power. The energy from there is stored in batteries then transferred to electrical outlets. Electricity is “harv...
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