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15.3 The Environmental Concerns of Energy Use

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 15.3: The Environmental Concerns of Energy Use. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

Section Materials


Resources

Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Climate Change, by Environmental Protection Agency
Find out how climate change will affect your state forests and ecosystems. Or learn about impacts in different regions.

Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the U.S. 2008-Carbon Dioxide Emissions, by EIA
This site provides information on carbon dioxide emissions from US energy and industry in the last decade.

Global Carbon Cycle, by The Woods Hole Research Center
This site revieiws the basics of the global carbon cycle and how fossil fuels are linked to the cycle.

Coal Resource Classification System of the U.S. Geological Survey, by Wood et al., USGS Circular 891
Excerpt from online circular explains how the USGS classifies and tracks coal resources in the United States, including rank of coal, thickness of beds, distribution, etc. Includes maps and data.

Classification and Rank of Coal, by Kentucky Educational Television and the American Coal Foundation
This site explains how coal "rank" is determined and defines the different types of coal.

Identification of Coal Components, by Kentucky Geological Survey This site explains how sedimentary rocks that form coal reflect the environments in which they were originally deposited.

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Animations

Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

USA carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel: 2002 (Project Vulcan), by Purdue University
You can look at carbon dioxide emissions at the county level for the entire US. You’ll need to have the latest Google Earth plug-in’s.

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