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The Effects Of Lead Poison On Children
1,240 wordsThroughout the world today one out of every six children under the age of six are suffering from health disorders due to a poisonous metal known as lead (Kiwanis, 1996). Lead is a natural occurring bluish-grey metal found in the earth's crust. It has no taste or smell. Lead can easily be found in all parts of our environment today. Most of it comes from mining, manufacturing, and last but not least the burning of fossil fuels (Xintaras, 1993). In the United States lead poison has increased becau...
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Sulfur Dioxide And Nitrogen Burning Of Fossil Fuels
1,264 wordsWhat is Acid Rain? Acid rain is a form of precipitation that falls to the earth as rain. For rain to be acidic it has a pH level of less than 5. 6. The corrosive nature of acid rain causes widespread damage to the environment. The problem begins with the production of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, natural gas, oil and other kinds of manufacturing. When these pollutants are in the air, they react with water and other chemicals, to form sulfuric...
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Burning Of Fossil Fuels Earths Atmosphere
1,144 wordsClimate Changes towards Global Warming For centuries human race has had a very strong detrimental influence upon natural environment. One of the largest areas of environmental concern is human-induced climate change. Through technological advancements human beings have accelerated earth on its course towards destruction. Here we clearly see that current state of development of the technology and the dependence of industries on energy resources lead our planet to some critical point where further...
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Burning Of Fossil Fuels Humans And Animals
668 wordsCarbon Dioxide is a colorless, odorless gas that occurs in small quantities in the earths atmosphere naturally. The earths ocean, soil, plants and animals release CO 2. The formula of Carbon Dioxide is CO 2. The CO 2 molecule contains 2 oxygen atoms that each share 2 electrons with a carbon atom to form 2 carbon oxygen double bonds. The atoms are arranged as so (OHT). This is called a linear molecule. Carbon dioxide is commonly found as a gas and is never a liquid. It sublimes to a solid known a...
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Burning Of Fossil Fuels Greenhouse Gases
888 wordsMany people disagree on the issue concerning global warming. Some believe that human activities, various forms of polluting, are the main cause of global warming. Others think that not only have humans not affected the planet by any significant amount, but that not much global warming has even occurred. Many scientists think that pollution is the cause of global warming and the greenhouse effect. There is a lot of evidence to support this theory. In the United States alone, almost 15, 000 pounds...
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Renewable Energy Sources Burning Of Fossil Fuels
994 wordsShifting Power Since the beginning of industry humans have been in search of fuel to power machines and generate energy. Fossil fuels, such as crude oil and coal, discovered beneath the Earth s surface were found to be an excellent source of fuel. These fossil fuels are burnt in order to generate the energy required to complete various tasks. However, we are now realizing the problems that are created by using fossil fuels to generate energy. These problems are so great that they will force huma...
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Burning Fossil Fuels Burning Of Fossil Fuels
1,299 wordsIs it hot in here, or is it just me? That? s the question young Billy asked himself one excruciatingly hot day. The air was thick with humidity and the sweat poured off him like the rain of a heavy spring downpour as he delivered his mid-day papers in his hometown of Seattle. Normally, he would not have thought twice about this kind of heat. Normally, it isn? t 90 degrees in April. This isn? t a far-fetched idea cooked up by a lone scientist pouring over minute data. This could be a reality. The...
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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Carbon Dioxide Methane
2,223 wordsThe phenomenon described as global warming has been well studied and documented by researchers throughout the world for several years. It is a phenomenon that has the potential to destroy our planet and all life on it. This essay will briefly define global warming, provide evidence of global warming, outline the main causes of global warming and discuss both the known and potential impacts of global warming on the planet earth. Comments are also made concerning actions being taken as well as oth...
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Burning Fossil Fuels Average Global Temperature
1,498 wordsGreenhouse Effect The greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon that warms the earth and enables it to support life. Without it, the average temperature on earth would be around - 18 degrees C, instead of the current + 15 degrees C a frozen wilderness. It works on the same principles as the ordinary glass garden greenhouse, where glass allows light to get in, but does not allow for the heat to get out. This makes for a much higher temperature inside the greenhouse. On a planetary scale, similar ...
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Burning Of Fossil Fuels Source Of Energy
1,627 wordsHydrogen: The Energy Source of the Future There have been many stories in the newspapers, on TV and on the radio about the state that our planet is in, and most of the time they are not too positive. We hear about pollution, and global warming most frequently, which are both caused mainly by the burning of fossil fuels. Because of this, organizations and governments have started to invest money in researching alternate forms of energy that are less polluting and that do not contribute to global ...
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