8.P.2 Explain the environmental implications associated with the various methods of obtaining, managing, and using energy resources.
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Coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient remains of plants and animals.
A natural resource that is not replaced in a useful time frame.
a resource that can be renewed, solar, wind
The practice of using less of a resource so that it will not be used up
Anything added to the environment that is harmful to living things
Energy from the sun
Energy stored in the nucleus of an atom
Energy derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment
Kinetic or potential energy associated with the motion or position of an object
The energy of electric charges
Energy stored in chemical bonds
The energy of light and other forms of radiation.
The energy captured by transforming the motion of air into electrical energy using a turbine
Energy derived from the heat in the interior of the earth
any material from living things that can be used as an energy source
Electricity generated from the energy of moving water
reduction in the number or quantity of something
An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)
Gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, water vapor, and ozone in the atmosphere which are involved in the greenhouse effect.