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Fossil Fuels

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William Choi

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Acid precipitation is very powerful. It can destroy monuments, buildings, trees, and more. It is caused by pollution in the air which mixes with rain, sleet, or snow. One of the worst things about acid precipitation is that it is not uncommon. Sulfuric acid is one of the acids in acid precipitation. Sulfuric acid is made when sulfur dioxide combines with moisture in the air. This is not the only negative effect caused by fossil fuels. Most of this pollution comes from fossil fuels when they are burned. Acid rain affects forests because they go through the forest, and into the streams, rivers, and lakes, and eventually goes into the wildlife in the rivers. The acid kills them, and the acid also effects the soil for trees and plants. Acid rain does not usually kill trees directly. Instead, it is more likely that it weakens the trees by damaging the leaves, limiting the nutrients the leaves absorb from the sun.
"Acid Precipitation is rain, sleet, or snow that has a high concentration of acids."
Natural Gas


What are Fossil Fuels?
The Use of Fossil Fuels
There Are Many Uses
Gaseous Fossil Fuels
Solid Fossil Fuels
"Coal is one of the most used fossil fuels in the world."
Importance of Fossil Fuels
Fossil fuels are natural fuels such as coal, petroleum, and gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms. All fossil fuels contain carbon. Most of the carbon in fossil fuels are hydrocarbons, which are hydrogen-carbon compounds. Fossil fuels can exist as liquids, gases, or solids. Fossil Fuels are nonrenewable resources
Fossil fuels are very important to us today. Without fossil fuels we wouldn't be able to do many of the things that we need to or enjoy doing everyday. We use fossil fuels all the time. Almost everything we use is made of fossil fuels.
we buy or get from a store is shipped and may require the use of fossil fuels. Without fossil fuels we wouldn't have cars, airplanes, or even as much energy as we do today. Lots of our energy is produced using fossil fuels.Fossil fuels play an important role in our daily lives. It provides transport by fueling our cars, planes, trains and other vehicles, its selling of fuel has a huge impact on the economy.
Fossil fuels are used to fuel cars, airplanes, power electricity plants, and heat our homes. They are also used to make medicines, cosmetics, plastics, synthetic fabrics, and lubricants. When you brushed your teeth today, you used a product made from oil – toothpaste. Even your shoes are made from oil. Sunglasses, tires, tennis balls, and TV’s are all products of oil and gas.
Liquid Fossil Fuels
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One type of liquid fossil fuel is called petroleum and also known as crude oil. Petroleum is a liquid mixture of complex hydrocarbon compounds. It is so valuable it is also known as black
. It forms from marine microorganisms deposited on the sea floor. After millions of years the deposits turn in to rock. Sediments are placed where the petroleum is in small places.
Natural Gas is a mixture of hydrocarbons. Natural gas is clean compared to coal and petroleum. It produces 45% less carbon dioxide than coal. 98% of natural gas consumed in North America is produced in America or Canada. People are afraid that natural gas is going to run out. Natural gas mainly consists of methane. Natural gas is highly compressed in mall volumes at large depths of the earth. Natural gas is like petroleum and is drilled to be obtained. Natural gas reserves are more evenly distributed around the globe than petroleum supplies. Natural gas is used for cooling. For example, Natural gas helps chill ice rinks.
Coal is the most commonly used fossil fuel. Coal is a fossil fuel that forms underground from partially decomposed plant material. Coal was once a major source of energy in the United States. It was used to power trains and stoves. When coal is burned, it creates heat energy. As cleaner energy resources became available, people reduced their use of coal. In the United States, coal is now rarely used as fuel for heating. Coal produces large amounts of air pollution. Power plants burned coal to produce electricity. Coal means mineral of fossilized carbon. There are many types of coal such as Anthracite, Bituminous, Sub bituminous, and lignite. Coal is mined, meaning it is dug out of the ground, deep below the surface of the earth, using special tools inside a man made tunnel called a coal mine.


Acid Precipitation
Effects Of Fossil Fuels
Fossil fuels-coal, oil, and natural gas- are used as our main source of energy, using up most of current United States fuel use. Some of the costs of using these fuels are labor to mine for coal and drill for oil, of work and materials to build energy plants, and to move coal and oil to the plants. these costs are put in our electricity bills or in the price of gasoline for cars. Many of the environmental problems the U.S. faces today are from our fossil fuel use. These impacts include global warming, air quality drop, oil spills, and acid rain. Our nation's fossil fuel need means that, to make sure we have enough supplies, we may be forced to protect areas of oil. The Persian gulf in process to guard against a rumor of cut off of our oil supply. Billions of dollars spent in protecting the oil, and lives were lost as well. Burning fossil fuels at high heat is the main reason electricity is produced, but also leads to heavy loads of pollution in our air and water.







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