Non-renewable Resources. APES Ch 15. Activity. Renewable Resources vs Non-renewable Resources Give examples of each How many Non-renewable Resources can easily be converted to a Renewable Resource. Alaska!!!. What do you know about the area?. Alaska’s North Slope has 3 Regions.
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What do you know about the area?
Coal, Gas, Natural Gas, Nuclear
These fuels generate electricity: a secondary form of energy that is easier to transfer and apply to a variety of uses
People in developed regions consume far more energy than those in developing nations.
Industrialized nations divide their energy use between transportation, industry, and other uses.
Fossil fuels provide the majority of this energy.
Developing nations use energy for subsistence activities (agriculture, food preparation, and home heating).
Coal and Natural Gas
APES Ch 15
Oil is refined to create many products, so we should be concerned as we continue depleting it.
Discoveries of new oil fields peaked 30 years ago, and since then we’ve been extracting and consuming more than discovering.
The destroyed reactor was encased in a massive concrete sarcophagus to contain leakage — but a new, larger sarcophagus must be built.
Nuclear waste managers want to send all waste to a central repository that can be heavily guarded
With final approval, Yucca Mountain will begin receiving wastes by 2017.