Coal

Consider the Future of Coal to Liquids Technology

With some natural resources dwindling quickly, such as petroleum, we are facing a fuel crisis in the near future if we do not make some changes. Using a resource that is abundant in our earth but underused, such as coal, could just be the change we need. The coal to liquids procedure is instrumental in turning solid coal found within ...

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China's Energy Plan to Reduce Its Dependence Upon Coal

According to a US Congressional – Executive Commission on China, which held a series of issues Roundtables in late 2004, it was estimated that 12 Chinese mine workers die for every million tons of coal produced. Most are killed by methane gas explosions while inside the coal mines. China Business Weekly reported in July 2000, "To prevent gas explosions, China ...

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All About Pollution

What is pollution? Pollution is the introduction of a contaminant into the environment. Pollution is caused by industrial and commercial waste, agriculture practices, everyday human activities and most notably, modes of transportation. No matter where you go and what you do, there are remnants of pollution. Pollution has a detrimental effect on any living organism in an environment, making it ...

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The Environmental Threats of Coal

The coal industry spans across the Philippines’ landmass particularly in Northern Region, so has a big impact on all environmental concerns in the country. The practices of coal fired power plants and coal mining companies can either have a positive impact on our economy or can have a detrimental impact on our natural environment. Its adverse effects to our environment ...

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How Does Mining Affect the Environment?

There are several different types of mining like oil, mineral, gold and coal mining processes. Almost all the processes have one thing in common and that is mining for fossil fuels. Mining is mainly done to extract the minerals and metals from the core of the earth. Mining is a very profitable business and it also creates employment opportunities. It ...

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Life Without Fossil Fuels

Can you imagine what life would be like without the use of fossil fuels? Let me start by explaining a little about what fossil fuels are. In general, Fossil fuels are layers of plants and animals which have died millions of years ago, compressed and buried deep into the earth, through time to form sedimentary rock, such as coal, and ...

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Nitrogen Oxide Emissions As a Major Threat to Our Ozone Layer

Nitrogen oxide which is a combination of oxygen and nitrogen is one of the most important contribute to air pollution. It is very harmful to human beings and plays a major role in depleting the ozone layer of the atmosphere. As many factories use coal plants for producing energy and power, nitrogen oxide is emitted in large quantities. It is ...

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A Shell Game of Coal Dust and Green Olympics

There are only 270 days left until the opening ceremony at the Beijing Olympics. Between now and the time the torch is lit and the green games start, 38 new pulverized-coal fired power plants will open. Statement after statement about how this Olympiad will be environmentally friendly and the amazing lengths China is going to with regard to alternative energy ...

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