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I need persuasive paper topic that is loosely related to scuba diving any ideas?

Posted by admin on October 24, 2013 in Environment Protection with No Comments


I’m a high school senior and we have this huge presentation we are preparing to present at the end of the school year and for one part of it we are making a persuasive/research paper that is very loosely related to our presentation. I am getting a nitrox scuba diving certification and i cant come up with a paper topic to write about because I’m at a complete loss of ideas of what to wright now.

The topic has to be persuasive, CANT be about general Environment Protection such as water pollution or destruction of the reefs, the paper topic can be VERY VERY loosely related, please guys you are my only hope.
IT HAS TO BE PERSUASIVE

Write about how Jacques-Yves Cousteau developed SCUBA (Self Contained Under water Breathing Apparatus) to replace hard hat diving equipment. Trace the problems he faced in developing this equipment.

Renewable Energy

Posted by admin on October 9, 2013 in Renewable Energy with 1 Comment


Renewable energy is energy that comes from resources which are continually replenished such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. About 16% of global final energy consumption comes from renewable resources, with 10% of all energy from traditional biomass, mainly used for heating, and 3.4% from hydroelectricity. New renewables (small hydro, modern biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, and biofuels) accounted for another 3% and are growing very rapidly.[2] The share of renewables in electricity generation is around 19%, with 16% of electricity coming from hydroelectricity and 3% from new renewables.[2]

Wind power is growing at the rate of 30% annually, with a worldwide installed capacity of 282,482 megawatts (MW) at the end of 2012, and is widely used in Europe, Asia, and the United States. At the end of 2012 the photovoltaic (PV) capacity worldwide was 100,000 MW, and PV power stations are popular in Germany and Italy. Solar thermal power stations operate in the USA and Spain, and the largest of these is the 354 MW SEGS power plant in the Mojave Desert. The world’s largest geothermal power installation is The Geysers in California, with a rated capacity of 750 MW. Brazil has one of the largest renewable energy programs in the world, involving production of ethanol fuel from sugar cane, and ethanol now provides 18% of the country’s automotive fuel. Ethanol fuel is also widely available in the USA.

While many renewable energy projects are large-scale, renewable technologies are also suited to rural and remote areas, where energy is often crucial in human development.[3] As of 2011, small solar PV systems provide electricity to a few million households, and micro-hydro configured into mini-grids serves many more. Over 44 million households use biogas made in household-scale digesters for lighting and/or cooking, and more than 166 million households rely on a new generation of more-efficient biomass cookstoves.[4] United Nations’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that Renewable Energy has the ability to lift the poorest nations to new levels of prosperity.[5]

Climate change concerns, coupled with high oil prices, peak oil, and increasing government support, are driving increasing renewable energy legislation, incentives and commercialization.[6] New government spending, regulation and policies helped the industry weather the global financial crisis better than many other sectors.[7] According to a 2011 projection by the International Energy Agency, solar power generators may produce most of the world’s electricity within 50 years, dramatically reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases that harm the environment.

Duration : 0:44:41

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PBS Global Warming The Signs and the Science

Posted by admin on October 9, 2013 in Global Warming with 1 Comment


Jennifer Smithhttp://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/smithcommajennferPeoplePBS Global Warming The Signs and the Science

Duration : 0:55:28

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EPA Criminal Enforcement: Protecting People and the Environment

Posted by admin on October 9, 2013 in Environment Protection with 1 Comment


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Criminal enforcement is EPA’s strongest sanction and its criminal enforcement office investigates and helps the U.S. Department of Justice prosecute violators who, as a result of their intentional disregard of the law or their criminal negligence, seriously threaten public health and the environment.

The program investigates alleged crimes under all statutes administered by EPA, as well as violations of the general U.S. Criminal Code, such as fraud, conspiracy or lying to law enforcement officials, which are often associated with federal environmental crimes.

Potential criminal violations are investigated by highly trained special agents, working in over 40 field offices across the country, who are fully-authorized federal law enforcement officers, like their counterparts in the FBI or the U.S. Secret Service. They are supported by attorneys who are national experts in environmental criminal law and by expert forensic scientists and technicians who conduct complex and comprehensive analysis of pollution releases needed to link violators to their environmental crimes “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Other related videos:
– EPA Special Agents: Trained to Fight Environmental Crime

– EPA Criminal Case File: Scott Dominguez

– EPA Criminal Case File: Rebecca and Rachel Toone

– EPA Criminal Case File: Brent and Arlene McGregor

For more information about EPA’s criminal enforcement program, go to http://www.epa.gov/enforcement/criminal
For more about EPA: http://www.epa.gov/
We accept comments according to our comment policy: http://blog.epa.gov/blog/comment-policy/
Disclaimer: The U.S. Government does not promote or endorse any non-Government or commercial content appearing on this page.

Duration : 0:6:3

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The Future of Clean Energy – Full Version Documentary

Posted by admin on October 9, 2013 in Clean Energy with 1 Comment


This program on clean and Renewable Energy is a full version of the TV broadcast Clean Energy Series. It includes interviews with state government officials, the local utility, an environmental representative, business and an economist. Hosted and produced by Jacob Kamhis.

Duration : 1:5:40

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Conservatives why are you stuck in the 20th century, we need a 21st century solution to our energy needs?

Posted by admin on August 30, 2013 in Clean Energy with 1 Comment


We need clean energy for our environment, Solar, Wind and even nuclear (if it can be provided safely).

China is pulling ahead of America in the area of Clean Energy because the Conservatives are being obstructionists and because they bow down to Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Shell and even BP.

It is extremely important and I love how people say we don’t have the money to do it.

Look at the cost of war that American taxpayers spend: http://costofwar.com/

Just imagine if we put even a quarter of that money into clean energy, when in fact, clean energy begins paying for itself in the long run. It’s illogical not to make the switch.

Elon Musk is singlehandedly saving humanity from ourselves.

The Future of Clean Energy – Full Version Documentary

Posted by admin on August 28, 2013 in Clean Energy with No Comments


This program on clean and Renewable Energy is a full version of the TV broadcast Clean Energy Series. It includes interviews with state government officials, the local utility, an environmental representative, business and an economist. Hosted and produced by Jacob Kamhis.

Duration : 1:5:40

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What would happen if we changed over to Free Energy today?

Posted by admin on August 2, 2013 in Clean Energy with No Comments


If the world was given free Clean Energy today, how would that effect the world?

For one, there’s going to be a lot of people out of a job. But what would happen to the wealth and resources of a country or region, esp. in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services?

Would it be the storm before the calm?

Michael makes in interesting point to consider. Otherwise, we must ask questions:
Who is going to make it?
Where will it come from?
How can it be free, when we all know government-produced goods cost more, sometimes only because of the bureaucracy. But then comes the graft and corruption.
What will become of the people who make money finding new sources of energy, and of those who produce it?
Will the government force oil companies to continue producing, then steal it to give to you? Will it pay those producers it has enslaved? Will it pay them what they can get working somewhere else, and if not, will they quit, leaving us with no power at all?

Clean Energy – Build your own solar panels – Renewable Resources

Posted by admin on July 20, 2013 in Clean Energy with No Comments


Clean Energy – Build your own solar panels – Renewable Resources

Solar energy, radiant light and heat from the sun, has been harnessed by humans since ancient times using a range of ever-evolving technologies. Solar energy technologies include solar heating, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal electricity, solar architecture and artificial photosynthesis, which can make considerable contributions to solving some of the most urgent energy problems the world now faces.
Solar technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute solar energy. Active solar techniques include the use of photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors to harness the energy. Passive solar techniques include orienting a building to the Sun, selecting materials with favorable thermal mass or light dispersing properties, and designing spaces that naturally circulate air.
In 2011, the International Energy Agency said that “the development of affordable, inexhaustible and clean solar energy technologies will have huge longer-term benefits. It will increase countries’ energy security through reliance on an indigenous, inexhaustible and mostly import-independent resource, enhance sustainability, reduce pollution, lower the costs of mitigating climate change, and keep fossil fuel prices lower than otherwise. These advantages are global. Hence the additional costs of the incentives for early deployment should be considered learning investments; they must be wisely spent and need to be widely shared”.

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What are some renewable energy systems? Purchase/installation/maintena… for a college?

Posted by admin on June 12, 2013 in Renewable Energy with 1 Comment


I need to know some renewable energy systems.

The purchase/installation/maintenance costs for a college. Any information would be GREAT!

Yes, this is my college paper and I am having a hard time so I ask intelligent, smart people here in Yahoo Answers to help me out please. Thank you to all that try to help me.

Renewable energy comes directly from natural resources that can be constantly replenished such as wind, sun, wave and water. It is all around us, it’s just a matter of harnessing it. When it comes to using renewable energy, there are basically two options available. You can either buy a professional green energy system or you could start your own do it yourself renewable energy project. Buying a green source of energy system can cost you thousands of dollars but if you decide to start a do it yourself renewable power project you will only need to spend around $200 (If u are in United States).

If you are tend to purchase solar panel/wind turbine, you can do some research and find the minimum requirements needed and see if your residence is a candidate for solar or wind power or maybe a combination of both. Don’t forget to check with your local code enforcement officials for any restrictions or permits. You can ask the contractor you hired for the installation process and maintenance, but normally they don’t have a time to answer all of your questions.

On the other hand, if you prefer to build the system (solar panel/wind turbine) by your own, you can know all of the information you needed since you will learn step by step from the beginning until the end. It will also provide you the information regarding the maintenance of the system.

You can visit Mark’s website provided below to gather more information. He got lot of great stuff with regards Renewable Energy. Best of luck to you.

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