Author: Liam Sinclair ABSTRACT: Natural gas is a fossil fuel that is used as one of the primary energy sources in the world. There are many environmental problems caused by the human “need” to extract Natural Gas and it plays a huge role in negatively impacting any efforts to fight global warming and reduce our … Continue reading 5.1 Energy Sources: Natural Gas
Author: Alyssa Dworak ABSTRACT: Through exploring areas such as oil and gas extraction, site development, and commercial distribution, this article examines the impacts of oil and gas drilling on wildlife, human health, and the environment. Image Credit: Blog.nus.edu.sg - Marine Pollution Blog (2019) MAIN: The oil and gas sector is a global powerhouse, producing hundreds … Continue reading 5.2 Energy Sources: Oil and Gas
Author: Junhao He ABSTRACT: Wind energy is a renewable energy source that is clean, cost-effective, and pollution-free. It is generated by wind turbines through the process of converting the kinetic energy of wind into electricity. Source: Canadian Renewable Energy Association MAIN: Wind energy technology presented a substantial improvement over the past few years. Besides developing … Continue reading 5.4 Energy Sources: Wind Energy
Author: Chenjing Zheng ABSTRACT: This presentation discusses biomass energy which has become a possible alternative source to avoid or mitigate the global consumption of fossil fuel which could help nature preservation attempts implemented by public authorities. Image credit: Biomass Energy Production MAIN: The term biomass energy refers to the energy that comes from renewable organisms, … Continue reading 5.5 Energy Sources: Biomass
Author: Sabrina Thomason Sir Adam Beck Generating Station - Niagara Falls, Ontario. Source: MAIN Hydroelectricity is produced when water falls from a higher point to a lower point creating speed and kinetic energy. The moving water is channeled through an intake canal and used to spin a turbine. The rotation winds a generator that transforms … Continue reading 5.6 Energy Sources: Hydro
Author: Laura Oliveira ABSTRACT: Nuclear is a low carbon energy source that uses nuclear reactions and radioactive elements to generate energy and produces little greenhouse gas emissions. MAIN: After the first drop of an atomic bomb in WW2, interest in nuclear energy and power grew and technology began to advance alongside the fear of nuclear … Continue reading 5.8 Energy Sources: Nuclear Energy
Author: Qiutian Wang ABSTRACT: This article will analyze the use of coal worldwide, the environmental impact, and possible solutions. Image credit: ourworldindata.org MAIN: What is coal, how we use it, and why we need it? Coal is the most abundant fuel fossil in the world. Its main uses include generating electricity, supporting the production of … Continue reading 5.9 Energy Sources: Coal
Author: Yang Zhou Date Submitted: April, 29th, 2022 https://videopress.com/v/fNNFXvQH?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true ABSTRACT: Energy contributes to civilization's growth. Humans have advanced through the gathering epoch, agricultural epoch, pre-industrial epoch, and industrial epoch, each phase promoting and advancing energy use. Energy historian Vaclav Smil explains the relationship between energy and economic growth in his recent book, Energy and Civilization, with … Continue reading 5.16 Energy Sources: What is Energy?