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Hydroelectric power – Pros and Cons
Since the late 19th century when hydropower was first introduced as a source for generating electricity, it has become popular in 150 countries. In the Asia-Pacific region, around 33% of the global hydroelectric power is produced. China is the largest producer of hydroelectricity. In 2013 they produced over 920TWh of electricity. How does...
What is permafrost? Permafrost is any soil or rock that has been frozen beneath the ground for at least two consecutive years. Ground ice does not need to be present for there to be permafrost. In some places, it found is deep beneath the Earth's surface. Permafrost can be from as little as a couple of inches thick. However, this usually...
Nuclear Energy Pros, cons and facts
 What is Nuclear Energy? Nuclear energy is the energy that is released at the time of nuclear fission or nuclear fusion. The energy is released from atoms and this energy can then be used in electricity generation. Nuclear fission is controlled by a series of machines known as nuclear reactors.   There are thousands of nuclear power plants operating around the world....
Go green and save money
It's hard to make such a positive change in the world by yourself, especially when it comes to our planet. However, there are little things you can do like going green that will make a positive difference. It's easier than you might think, too. Many of you may already do a lot of these green tips, but you may...
Deforestation impacts, causes solutions
What is deforestation? Deforestation is the permanent clearing or removal of trees by industrial or natural means. It is mainly occurring in the Amazon rainforest but is a problem in many areas across the globe. Deforestation has many negative effects associated with it and can have serious long-term repercussions. The land where the forest is removed from is mainly used for farms,...
Polar bear facts
Polar bears are a very popular animal among society and have become even more so as a result of an increasing awareness of climate change and how it is affecting them. Polar bears have some pretty surprising adaptations to allow them to survive in the freezing climate of the Arctic. Here is the ultimate list of polar bear facts. What...
Advantages and disadvantages of solar energy
As temperatures increase and tension rises, climate change has become a popular topic in recent years. There are tonnes of advantages of solar energy and governments are beginning to realize that a change needs to happen. The energy sources we use on a day to day basis have a massive impact on Earths climate. Using non-renewable energy sources releases tonnes of...