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1 By Paris Carmichael, Kristina Mcgee, and Ny Rahim

2  Coal is a black or dark brown rock mostly made of plant matter.  Coal is found mainly in underground deposits and commonly used as fuel.

3  Coal is a nonrenewable energy source.  It is a fossil fuel, and we do not have unlimited amounts of it.  Eventually, it will run out.

4  Coal was used more than 3,000 years ago by the Chinese.  The first recorded discovery of coal was by French explorers by the Illinois River in 1679.  In 1750, Dr. Thomas Walker was the first person to discover and use coal.

5  Coal has evolved because it used to be used for power plans, and now power plants are powered by alternative energy fuels.  The use of coal has also increased over the years.

6  One famous event related to coal was the Coal Strike of 1902, which coal miners protested to increase their pay.  It was resolved after President Theodore Roosevelt intervened.

7  Coal is found almost everywhere around the world.  It is mostly found in North America, the Middle East, and the Former USSR.

8  Coal is recovered from mining it from the ground using many different tools.  It requires people to work and dig up this energy source. chnology/fossilfuels/

9  The people who use coal are mostly companies who use it for electricity.  The purpose of it is for generation, steel production, cement manufacturing, and liquid fuel.

10  Coal is recovered using traditional mining equipment.  They use equipment such as hydraulic shovels and mechanical coal cleaners.

11  Coal is stored once it is recovered to the Coal Disposal Point.  After this, it is blended into railway wagons for more distributing.

12  We get coal from its stored state by taking it to a power plant and burning it into a boiler, so that it changes into steam.  The steam makes the turbine spin, so it produces energy.

13  It is used to power many industries that uses coal.  Coal is used for steel production, cement manufacturing, electricity generation, and liquid fuel.

14  We are using much more than we did way back then.  In 1980, we were using 3,752,173 short tons of coal, and in 2011, we used 8,144,308 short tons of coal.

15  The advantages of coal are-  Coal is very cheap compared to different fossil fuels.  Coal can be safely kept.  Coal does not require weather to power it.  Coal is a reliable energy source.

16  The disadvantages of Coal are-  Pollutes the environment.  Causes acid rain.  Damages the land.  Only a limited amount of coal

17  Coal will be part of the future, even if there are only a limited amount left.  If we continue to use too much coal, we will run out of it.

18  There is not technology currently being created but there is something that was recently created.  The technology harnesses energy without burning it.

19  In 30 years, the amount of coal will decrease, making mining coal more difficult.  It would also increase the cost and demand for coal.

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