Daily Archives: April 5, 2008

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power plants provide about 17 percent of the world’s electricity. Some countries depend more on nuclear power for electricity than others. In France, for instance, about 75 percent of the electricity is generated from nuclear power, according to the … Continue reading

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South Korea seeks cleaner energy sources

SEOUL: South Korea plans to break ground for the world’s biggest solar power plant on Thursday as it tries to diversify its power sources and use cleaner energy. The $170 million plant, along with the world’s largest tidal power plant … Continue reading

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Solar Energy — Energy from the Sun

ENERGY FROM THE SUN The sun has produced energy for billions of years.  Solar energy is the sun’s rays (solar radiation) that reach the earth. Solar energy can be converted into other forms of energy, such as heat and electricity.  … Continue reading

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Mountain Building Models

In the past 1.1 billion years the eastern seaboard of North America has experienced four major mountain building events, the Grenville, Taconic, Acadian, and Alleghenian. Virginia has a good record of each of these. But do these mountain building events … Continue reading

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