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Resources on the Environment

Resource page including articles and career profiles related to the environment.
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Resources on the Environment

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Joel Stacey

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Construction Superintendent
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Joel Stacey

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Algae Biofuel: Can Pond Scum Power the Planet?

Learn about the potential of algae as a material for making biofuel.
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Algae Biofuel: Can Pond Scum Power the Planet?

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How do Wind Farms Affect Birds and Bats?

Wind energy generates a lot of electricity in Canada. But wind turbines can be dangerous for wildlife.
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How do Wind Farms Affect Birds and Bats?

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Biofuels: An Alternative Energy Source

Biofuels are a renewable energy resource that can often substitute for fossil fuels. Why are biofuels promising, and why aren’t we using more of them?
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Biofuels: An Alternative Energy Source

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Can You Store Electricity for Later?

Sometimes, power plants make too much electricity. Energy storage technologies can help! They store the extra electricity and release it when demand goes up.
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Can You Store Electricity for Later?

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The History and Uses of Hydrogen

Hydrogen’s tendency towards combustion is what makes it both a dangerous chemical element and a useful energy source.
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The History and Uses of Hydrogen

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Are wind farms a threat to wildlife?

Wind power is a growing source of electricity generation. But wind projects often affect local wildlife populations, and researchers are using environmental monitoring techniques to alleviate some of these impacts.
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Are wind farms a threat to wildlife?

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How is Ethanol Made?

Ethanol is a biofuel that can power a car. Learn about the enzymes, catalysts and processes like fermentation involved in ethanol production.
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How is Ethanol Made?

What uses electricity?

What uses electricity?

Take a tour of different rooms in your home. Which items in each room use electricity? How do you know they use electricity?
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What uses electricity?