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  • Geography Essay: Your Turn For A Great Accomplishment

    Geography Essay: Your Turn For A Great Accomplishment Description: Writing a great geography thematic essay should not be an ordeal. Our professional writers ensure the best quality for more than affordable prices. Did you know that only 18 out of 270 Ferdinand Magellan’s crewmen returned home after having circumnavigated the world in 1519-1521? The memory of their expedition and all the geographic discoveries they have made will live forever. Writing your geography essay, however, does not…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Fossil Fuel

    source of energy, but as a result, carbon dioxide levels and pollution levels have drastically increased, endangering our lives. 85% of America’s energy is used by fossil fuels, and many of these fuels are pollutants. Carbon monoxide is one of the more popular pollutants given off by these fossil fuels. It is deadly to our body when levels are high. The burning of fossil fuels are too harmful to the environment and ourselves, therefore the use of a more environmentally friendly energy such as…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Hydraulic Fracking

    Hydraulic Fracking is a drilling method used to extract gas beneath shale formations located deep below the Earth’s surface. It has been practiced for more than 50 years, but it was not until the last decade it became an issue due to a new method of drilling horizontally. Before the last decade, the practice was to drill vertically through shale bedrock to obtain access to oil or gas. In the last 10 to 15 years to the practice of horizontal drilling for methane became popular due to the…

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  • Piestewa Peak Observation Report

    was able to prove to myself that I could do it. The trails at Piestewa Peak vary in intensity such as anything worth working for. I had discovered that if I really wanted to go all of the way to the top, it would require an effort to extend extra energy and dedication to push forward. It is learning how to strengthen endurance despite the challenges encountered on the trail that teaches us to find the end, be it any goal in…

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  • Arguments Against Fracking

    Fracking is the process used to access natural gas that is trapped underground 1. Recently, fracking in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale has gained the attention of many environmentalists 1. Many energy corporations argue that the natural gas industry is not only important for the United States energy, but it is also a large contributor the U.S. economy 2. Environmentalists have made arguments that fracking is not a clean process because the actual process of fracking involved uses a large…

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  • Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant Case Study

    of Raleigh, NC. It is a 900 megawatt facility, which provided energy to 550,000 households. Enriched uranium (uranium dioxide pellets) is used as the fuel in the plant, which is 2-3% uranium 235. Cooling is necessary and the plant uses 800-2,600 gallons of water per megawatt hour. U-235 will decay into U-238, which is the primary waste product. Please see the PhET Simulations website for multiple simulations about nuclear energy. (…

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  • The Importance Of Nuclear Energy

    keep global temperature increases under 2 degrees Celsius. With such high expectations, the US and other countries around the world need to invest in new power producing technologies in order to phase out the fossil fuel industry. While renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are the best long term solutions, their unreliable, inefficient, and expensive technologies make them unusable to reach the 2050 goals. To reach the desired carbon goal, countries around the world need to invest in…

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  • Petrobras Case Study

    Petrobras is a Brazilian oil company that was created by the Brazilian government in 1953. For the first decade Petrobras struggled to be successful despite being given a constitutional monopoly by the Brazilian government. Brazil did not have any oil reserves or the knowledge in oil exploration, and the goal for Petrobras was to become a world class oil producer. Petrobras began to see success in the 1980s when they developed deep water and ultra-deep oil production. This new technology…

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  • Nuclear Energy: The Use Of Nonrenewable Energy

    ourselves with new cleaner sources of energy and the explorations of the natural resources just may help. But is the exploration of natural resources may not be the greatest of solutions for our current environment. Take the world today we run on coal and fossil fuels that damage the earth 's ecosystems put the plant at risk of being uninhabitable. Therefore a need arises to examine alternatives and to look towards ‘greener’ conclusions. The world’s primary energy utilization is made up…

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  • Shale Oil Pros And Cons

    This informative article by Lutz Kilian discusses shale oil and its effect on oil prices in the United States. Shale oil is a term used by the oil industry for oil that is obtained from low-permeability rock, and it has caused a resurgence of oil production in the United States. This type of oil production was not available until quite recently, because of several technological advances in the industry. Currently, shale oil production, mostly from western states, accounts for a sizeable amount…

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