By: Keith Hamburger
There are numerous environmental concerns with the production and use of shale oil. Virtually every step of the process of production of energy from oil shale is fraught with hazards. From the very beginning of the oil shale process, the effort of getting it out...
By: Keith Hamburger
The misnamed "oil shale" doesn't really contain oil, and it isn't usually shale but some other type of sedimentary rock. However, there are a number of industrial uses for oil shale.A variety of sedimentary rocks can contain organic compounds known collectively as kerogen. While...
Global warming: Cause and effect
By: Mike Miller - 447529
The Greenhouse Effect is currently targeted as the cause of global warming. Atmospheric gases act like the windshield of a car: sunlight enters, but the heat generated by the sunlight hitting the environment remains trapped. Interior temperatures rise dramatically because more and more heat is...
How solar box cookers save energy
By: Nicholas West - 490361
It is easily one of the simplest ways to harness the power of the sun. It's uses range from teaching school kids the basics of how reflection works to pasturizing disease infested water in Africa. The basic principals of the design are concentrating sunlight, converting...
New fuel: Cars running on ethanol
By: Gary Wollenhaupt
At least eight manufacturers offer flexible fuel vehicles that can use E85 ethanol, regular gasoline, or a mix of both. FFVs can operate on E85, a motor fuel that blends 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, which if widely used, could dramatically reduce the...
By: Dan Keizer
What do you mean, "How does windmill power work?" The wind blows and it turns the generator. How hard is that? You can stop reading now. It all started back in the day when some dude discovered that when you move copper wire through...
By: Morgan Carlson
So you've decided to build a green home, or are merely interested in the knowledge behind it. Either way, that's great. Before you get started, here are some things you'll need to know.First, what is a green home? A fair number of people believe...
How windmill power works
By: JJ Murphy
How Windmill Power WorksWindmills capitalize on the movement of air currents across the uneven surface of the earth as it heats up and cools down. Dry land heats up faster and cools down faster than the oceans. Areas closer to the equator receive more of...
By: Danielle Dames
Simple in design, but exquisite in its very simplicity, the modern day yurt has varied little from its traditional origins.Essentially a one-room structure, the Yurt is a communal space. Its open-plan style encourages a connection with those around you, as well as the surrounding...
By: Aradia Farmer
To harness solar energy you don't need an expensive set of solar panels and batteries. Glass, water, black plastic, and mirrors are all cheaper ways to amplify the effects of the sun on earth.A greenhouse in the sunlight can create an environment of 80F...

 

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