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    The Dangers of Fossil Fuel Use

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    The Dangers of Fossil Fuel Use Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary defines the term fossil fuel as “a fuel, as coal, oil, or natural gas, that is formed in the earth from plant or animal remains.” The major fossil fuels include coal, petroleum, and natural gases. Here in the United States, and all over the world, fossil fuel functions as an extremely beneficial resource. We use gas to fuel our cars and depend on electricity produced from coal and oil to heat and cool our homes. But, these

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    Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuel Use

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    Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuel Use One of the main issues involved with fossil fuels are the environmental impacts that occur from their use. These problems; such as acid rain, oil spills, climate change, global warming, etc., are not only occurring with fossil fuel usage, but are also increasing due to the increase in the use of fossil fuels. This essay will vaguely explain the area of environmental impacts from fossil fuel use, and will attempt to change, or further increase your understanding

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    The Use of Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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    As fossil fuels continue to be targeted for removal in the use as a source of power many talk about the use of hydrogen fuel cells as a replacement. The article discus this from two view points, Joan Ogden, a Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, and Daniel Sperling , Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, describe how many

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    Do you know what type of fuels your house is using right now? The answer is most likely fossil fuels. About 95.4% of fossil fuels are used for transportation and 66.4% are used for electric energy in the U.S alone. If you do not know what fossil fuels are things such as coal, crude oil (petroleum), and natural gases which are extracted from remains of prehistoric plants and animals. The uses of these fuels are proven to be detrimental to the environment and the human health. We are also quickly

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    Introduction “What has become clear from the science is that we cannot burn all of the fossil fuels without creating a very different planet.” -James Hansen . Fuel plays a very significant role in the day to day aspects of life, to an extent where we see it trending as an essential need and a vital source for survival. Defiantly as the quote mentioned previously stands, we cannot consume these limited fuel sources without producing a mutant planet far from what we know of. However, we could rather

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    avoid its potential impacts on the economy. It seems to other writers that carbon dioxide may not contribute so much to global warming and that this protocol will have a bad influence upon the economy. On the up side, however, the amount of fossil fuel use in the entire earth will certainly be decreased by the Kyoto Protocol. Consequently, improvement of air quality and environmental preservation in the entire earth should be promoted. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was

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    energy. The major advantage of using these resources is that the environmental impact is extremely low when compared to the use of fossil fuels and other energy processes. One of the most used renewable energy sources is hydroelectric power. When you look at all the environmental impacts of dams, etc., they seem to be a lot less devastating than those effects due to the use of coal and oil for producing energy. Some of the environmental impacts include major flooding due to the gigantic reservoirs

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    fish take up cadmium from water, and so on. It is introduced into the environment from mining and smelting operations. Other cadmium emissions are from fossil fuel use, fertilizer application, sewage sludge disposal or galvanized pie corrosion. The largest source of these cadmium releases into the general environment is the burning of fossil fuels (such as coal or oil) or the incineration of waste materials. Cadmium may also escape into the air from zinc, lead or copper smelters. Working in or living

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    Natural Gas and Its use as a Alternative Fuel Compared to Gasoline Have you ever confused the terms “Natural Gas” and “Gasoline”? Well don’t, because they are two very different types of gases. Natural gas and Gasoline are considered fossil fuels to most scientists because it is believed they were formed from the remains of sea animals and plants that died 200-400 million years ago. These sea animals were then covered by layers of sediment and rock over time which caused them to become buried deeper

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    The Environmental Effects of Fossil Fuels

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    The Environmental Effects of Fossil Fuels The situation is scary, but real. The very resources that the world relies upon for energy are also helping to destroy the world. Fossil fuels, such as petroleum, coal, and natural gas, all include some very serious environmental concerns with their essential energy usage abilities. All stages of fossil fuel use have a severe impact upon the environment, from recovery to storage and end use. Thankfully, important legislation has been put together

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