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2  Examples: metals arable land fossil fuels old-growth forests coal oil water power Air Sun crops

3 Advantages:  Stays for a long time  They are constant Disadvantages:  Expensive  Can harm wildlife  Not reliable  Some put off carbon dioxide (biomass)  Examples:  Sun  Wind  Water  Geothermal energy  trees

4 Advantages:  We need it to make gasoline Examples:  Fossil fuels  Natural gas  Nuclear energy Disadvantages:  Acid rain  Pollution

5 Advantages: a chemical energy is changed into heat and light Examples:  Coal  Oil  Natural gas  Oil + Natural Gas=Gasoline  Coal + Natural Gas= combine to make petroleum Disadvantages: pollutes the atmosphere

6 Advantages: changes a chemical to heat and light Examples:  Lignite  Bituminous  Anthracite Disadvantages: pollutes the atmosphere

7 Advantages:  Changes into heat and light  Power vehicles  Power stoves, ovens, fireplaces Examples:  Lamp oil  Gasoline  Diesel fuel  Crude oil Disadvantages:  Develops over long periods of time  Air pollution  Water pollution 

8 Advantages:  Renewable  Does not cause hazardous/toxic pollution Examples:  Solar panels  Flat mirrors Disadvantages:  We do not have the technology to harness all of its energy  Cover large areas with solar panels  Noise pollution  Doesn’t work at night or on overcast days

9 Advantages:  Renewable  Nonpolluting (air, land)  Not harmful to the environment  Does not produce waste  Inexpensive Examples:  Windmills  wind farms Disadvantages:  Few regions have winds strong enough to generate electricity on a large scale  Noise pollution  Depends on the weather

10 Advantages: does not cause pollution and it is renewable *Environmental Friendly Examples:  Niagara Falls  Water falls  Dams  Doesn’t use “fuel like” oil Disadvantages:  Reservoirs behind the dam can fill up with sediment  Increased erosion  Dams are expensive

11 Advantages:  Iceland and California use hot water and steam from geysers to heat their homes. Examples:  Geysers  Hot springs Disadvantages:  Sometimes not found, close to Earth’s surface **Found below the earth’s surface  Can release hot, salty water at Earth’s surface

12 Advantages:  only makes up 8 % of the total energy used in the U.S.  Power entire cities Examples: power plants uranium nuclear weapons Disadvantages:  makes its use limited  Radioactive wastes  Nuclear accidents

13 Advantages: part of water cycle, so it is renewable *free to harvest Example:  Used in industries and on farms Disadvantages: it takes a long time for it to move through rock layers *huge effort to harvest *if not much rain an area will not have much of a resource (crops need rain)

14 Advantages: take in carbon and stores it *Purifies the air Examples:  Yellowstone  Yosemite  Amazon  Regulates the water cycle Disadvantages: no forests = more carbon in the atmosphere (might cause global warming)

15 Advantages:  Sometimes large deposits of valuable minerals are found in one place  Can be mined for profit Example:  hematite makes motorcycle parts and saw blades, diamonds, gold, etc.  Salt  Copper  Iron Disadvantages:  Costs a lot to get the minerals out of the rocks  Air pollution  Water pollution

16 Definition: any nonliving part of the environment Examples:  Air current  Temperature  Moisture- water  Light  Soil

17 Definition: any living or once living organism in the environment Examples:  Animals  Plants  Insects  Humans


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