Geology Exam 3

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  1. Nonrenewable Energy Resources
    • Coal
    • Oil
    • Natural Gas
  2. Renewable Energy Resources
    • Hydropower
    • Solar Energy
    • Biomass
    • Wind
    • Waves
    • Geothermal
    • Nuclear
  3. Coal
    Formed from organic plant materials but escape decomposition in low-oxygen, acidic swamps, rich in plants
  4. Coal Rank
    • Peak --> Lignite --> Bituminous --> Anthracite
    • Please Lick Balls Already
  5. Western Coal
    • Subbituminous
    • Lower BTU
    • Ash
    • Sulfur
    • Surface Mining
  6. Eastern Coal
    • Bituminous
    • High BTU
    • Thinner Seams
    • Ash
    • Sulfur
    • Underground Mining
  7. Strip Mining
    Safe and cheaper but causes water pollution and requires land reclamation
  8. Underground Mining
    Dangerous because of roof collapse and methane gas explosions
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Geology Exam 3
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