Biology 122 Exam 4 Study Guide

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Biology 122 Exam 4 Study Guide WATCH MOVIE AND TAKE NOTES READ HFC CH. 5 and TAKE NOTES Coal The US gets 49% of our energy form coal, natural gas and nuclear are other major sources of energy in the US, the current goal is for us to reduce our use of coal and increase our use of renewable energy Facts o A typical coal plant is 500 megawatt and burns 1.4 million tons of coal each year In an average year a typical coal plant generates 3700000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), which is the primary
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Unformatted text preview: human cause of global warming, as much carbon dioxide as cutting down 161 million trees • 10000 tons of sulfur dioxide SO2, which causes acid rain and forms small airborne particles that can penetrate deep into lungs • 500 tons of small airborne particles which can cause chronic bronchitis, asthma, and premature death o There are about 600 US coal plants o Coal is a leading cause of smog, acid rain, global warming, and air toxics • Left off on the 4 th slide of the coal powerpoint...
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