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Nuclear Power Plants Advantages And Disadvantages
593 wordsNuclear Power has its advantages and disadvantages. However it is a lot safer than most people think. The chances of a meltdown or a radiation leak are extremely small. There are many safety features, which make nuclear power one of the safest electricity sources. And every nuclear power plant is protected with thick layers of steel and concrete. Nuclear power is also very environmentally friendly. It produces hardly any air pollution, and it releases less radiation into the atmosphere than coal...
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000 Square Miles Acid Rain
1,060 wordsThe Adirondacks are a group of mountains surrounded by many lakes and rivers, that cover over 5, 000 square miles in the northeastern part of New York. There are a lot of large tourist villages on every lake. Motor boating and other water activities take place on almost every lake in the area. It is a vacation paradise for thousands. But, industrial emissions from Canada and the Ohio river valley always drift to this area and cause acid rain. This silent killer is destroying these beautiful lake...
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Global Warming And Alternative Energy
1,056 wordsPeople are inflicting major damage to the Earths environment, and if we dont do anything to stop the destruction soon, the results could be devastating. Most people know about global warming and think it may be a serious problem in the future. What most people dont understand is that global warming is happening now, and we are already feeling some of its destructive power. Because of the dangerous effects of global warming, alternative energy sources need to be aggressively pursued. Finding and ...
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Fossil Fuels Coal Burning
1,875 wordsSome may ask what is nuclear energy the dictionary defines this as: nuclear energy n. 1. The energy released by a nuclear reaction, especially by fission or fusion. 2. Nuclear energy regarded as a source of power. Also called atomic energy Nuclear power was first known to be researched in the early 1900 's, and by the world war; it reached its greatest peak by demonstrating to the world its power to destroy. Nuclear energy can be good or bad, depending on how the person works with this material;...
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Fossil Fuels Toxic Waste
5,812 wordsEvironmentalism: The Next Step Broad Social Change Through Personal Commitment Introduction In the last thirty years, America has witnessed an environmental revolution. New laws like the 1963 Clean Air Act and the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act forged new ground in political environmentalism. Social phenomena like Earth Day, organized by Dennis Hayes in 1970, and the beginning of large-scale recycling, marked by Oregon's 1972 Bottle Bill, have help change the way Americans think about the environm...
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Clean Air Act Effects Of Acid Rain
2,231 wordsAcid Rain is a serious problem with disastrous effects. Every day this problem increases. Many believe that this issue is too small to deal with, but if the acid rain problem is not met with head on, the effects on people, plants, animals, and the economy will only worsen. In the following paragraphs you will learn what acid rain is, the effects it has on human life, animals, the economy, the economic costs, and what is being done to help to stop this problem. This topic is very important becaus...
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Grand Canyon Coal Burning
3,623 wordsCOLORADO RIVER PROJECT 1. The current problem is that a 1922 compact for dividing the Colorado River assumed it would flow nearly 17 million acre-feet per year to be divided between 7 states, 20 million people, and 2 million acres of farmland. Currently, the Colorado is flowing at only 9 million acre-feet per year. And 1. 5 million acre-feet are for Mexico every year. The upper basin states (Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah) believe that the lower basin states get too much of the water. T...
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