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Coal was the fuel of the Industrial Revolution, and now accounts for about 25 percent of golobal energy use. Places as diverse as Shanxi Province, China...
Energy flow is the currency of ecology.  Energy considerations underlay many of the most important concepts sin ecology: foraging, migration, food chains, tropic dynamics, competition and...
Hydropower is one of the oldest sources of energy. It was used thousands of years ago to turn a paddle wheel for purposes such as grinding...
Industrial ecology is the study of the physical, chemical, and biological interactions and interrelationships both within and between industrial and ecological systems. When applied to industrial...
From the mining of uranium to the disposal of high level waste, the nuclear fuel cycle encompasses a wide range of activities in nearly every corner...
Ocean energy refers to a suite of emerging technologies that use the power of ocean currents, waves, and tides to create energy. There are three basic...
Crude oil and natural gas are the defining fuels of the industrial era. The places where they are produced and processed--oil and gas fields, refineries, terminals...
A particle accelerator, or "atom smasher," is a device that uses electric fields to propel ions or charged subatomic particles to high speeds and to contain...
Energy resources often occur in ecologically sensitive regions. Oil and gas resources often underlay important coastal environments, and scenic ridgetops often have excellent wind resources. This...
The growing use of solar energy is changing the meaning "energy place." Historically that term described coal mines, oil fields and nuclear power plants. But energy...
The Superfund program, the common name for the United States environmental policy officially known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), was created...
Tidal power, sometimes also called tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that converts the energy of tides into electricity or other useful forms of power....
The U.S. Department of Energy is the steward of national laboratories that support the missions of its science programs. The national laboratory system, created over a...
A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used for generation of electric power. With wind power growing rapidly around the...

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