Australia has recently signed to Kyoto Protocol which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emission by 4 million tonnes becoming 2010. Companies have improved scrubbers, which clean sulfur from the smoke before it leaves the smokestack. Awareness is growing when considering pollution from coal. Here in Australia while we are monitoring carefully the atmospheric pollution caused by coal burning it can be stated categorically that Carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles have far more reaching effects than the pollution created from coal. Coal will continue to be used extensively in Australia because of it's abundance.
What can be done to prevent mine drainage from damaging the ecosystem? Utilize at least one scholarly resource to support your suggestions. Answer = One must keep the acid drainage from entering the water table table. The Eastern US has a solid plan in effect for this. “Recommendations have focused on segregating and placing
Thorium compared to Uranium creates less toxic waste and also unlike Plutonium (the by-product of uranium) the toxic waste created by Thorium will only takes 500 years to be declared safe. In addition, Australia has large reserves of Thorium. Australia should go nuclear because it has the resources, skills and the technology which will be able to create carbon dioxide free electricity which will reduce the global warming
a. Pyrite hypothesis accept/reject = Accept, because the pH level did rise within the 48 hour period during the experiment. b. Coal hypothesis accept/reject = Accept, because the pH level did rise within the 48 hour period during the experiment. 3. Based on your data, what effect do you predict coal mining has on the environment?
We will be talking about parts per million (ppm). 1% = 1 x 10-2 = 10,000 ppm Pre-anthropogenic (1850 AD) concentration means CO2 levels in the atmosphere before humans started to burn coal, peat, oil, and gas in vast quantities. In 1850, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere was 280 ppm. CO2 is increasing in the atmosphere at the rate of approximately 2 ppm/yr due to human interaction. In 2013 AD, CO2 in the atmosphere is 396 ppm.
Based on your data, what effect do you predict coal mining has on the environment? Answer = Based off of my observations from this lab test, I would have to say that there would be a small effect on the environment. After receiving some knowledge and informative information on this subject, I would have to think that coal mining can and would have a side effect on the environment. 4. What can be done to prevent mine drainage from damaging the ecosystem?
a. Pyrite hypothesis accept/reject = I would accept the hypothesis, seeing as how the pH reduced from 6 to 2. b. Coal hypothesis accept/reject = I would consider this hypothesis to be true as the pH increased from 6 to 10. 3. Based on your data, what effect do you predict coal mining has on the environment? Answer = Coal mining can require the removal of almost an entire layer of material deep under the surface.
Bobby Carl Neal Peters English 102 26 April 2012 What a Fracking Opportunity The United States has an energy problem. We are dependent on Petro-dictators for the energy needed to fuel our economy. But recently, due to a new technology called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, new estimates of accessible natural gas reserves have increased dramatically. Used throughout the United States and worldwide, this process has profitably unlocked Trillions (emphasis added) of cubic feet of natural gas here at home in just the past few years. Concern about this new technology spans the political divide.
The inclusion of nuclear power within Australia could reduce power prices by 20% and save $150 billion from now until 2050 in greenhouse gas abatement costs. The modern reactors cost about $3 billion. When I say we need to go nuclear power, Australia doesn’t necessarily have to rely on Nuclear power as the only source, but could they go a mix of renewable energy and nuclear energy. Australia is home to many large industries and renewable energy its self would not be strong enough to power them. Nuclear power itself is very simular to renewable energy and emits close to no green house gasses.
Global Warming Louis Clemens HUM/111 11/20/2011 Katie Newbanks Global warming has become a major concern over the last century. The world is much hotter now than the past. Many reasons are to blame for this global temperature increase such as fossil fuels releasing C02 emissions. C02 emissions are released from coal, oil, and natural gas burning. Coal, natural gas, and oil are burned for energy in many ways such as cars and power plants.