Hydroelectricity is energy derived from the power of water in motion. Harnessing energy from water provides clean, available power that does not release harmful chemicals or carbons into the air. This book focuses on the benefits and drawbacks of this energy source and explains how hydro turbines, transformers, and power lines work to bring light to the world. Conservation tips give readers helpful suggestions on how to conserve electricity and become...
Natural gas, oil, and coal are finite resources, and their use contributes to deadly smog and global warming. The Future of Fossil Fuels follows the world's dependence on these resources and explains just what will happen when they run out. Special case studies highlight how people are working to reduce the use of fossil fuels and even make them more environmentally friendly.
Global warming has forced countries around the world to invest in alternative energy sources. With this rethinking, nuclear energy is getting a second look, even from die-hard environmentalists. This important book discusses the benefits and drawbacks of this controversial, but clean and reliable, source of power. Case studies show how nuclear energy can be made safer and how new technologies are addressing some old concerns.
Reducing Your Foodprint teaches children that what they eat and how they eat is important to the environment. Most of the food served in restaurants and stocked on grocery store shelves travels many thousands of miles by airplane and truck. The further food travels, the more harm to the environment. This enlightening new book explains how to eat locally and responsibly.