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Posts tagged fossil fuels

October 15, 2004

 

Plant Power: Soybeans and Biodiesel

As vegetables go, soybeans aren't very exciting. But they play a key role in the development of an alternative fuel called biodiesel.

September 27, 2003

 

Microchip Waste

According to a report published in the journal Environment Science & Technology , computers are more environmentally abusive than we tend to think. Microchips, those tiny and much heralded silicon wafers that allow computers to do their thing, are voracious consumers of water, fossil fuels, chemicals, and gasses such as nitrogen.

September 27, 2003

 

Killer Smog

There are actually two types of smog: sulfurous smog and photochemical smog. Sulfurous smog results from burning sulfur-bearing fossil fuels, which release a high concentration of sulfur oxides in the air.

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