Essays Tagged: "carbon dioxide emissions"

What are Catalytic Converters?

2): Our atmosphere is 78 percent nitrogen gas, and most of this passes right through the car engine.Carbon Dioxide (CO2): A harmless, odorless gas composed of carbon and oxygen. It is also a greenhous ... en in the fuel bonds with the oxygen in the air.These three emissions are mostly harmless, although carbon dioxide emissions are believed to contribute to global warming. However since the combustion ...

(7 pages) 54 0 4.3 Sep/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The Electric Car- One of the greatest inventions of the century

also save them money on gas. The development of these cars will change the future of transportation.Carbon dioxide emissions from gas cars have made a serious impact on the ozone layer and global warm ... e electric car will become increasingly popular. It will save the earth from a lot of pollution and carbon dioxide emission. It will also save the consumer from the rising prices of gas, making it one ...

(1 pages) 54 2 4.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Canada In The Twentieth Century

nto the environment. For example, Canada has committed to the Kyoto Accord and has a plan to reduce Carbon dioxide emissions. Canada is concerned about the environmental affects on life around the wor ...

(2 pages) 85 0 3.8 Jun/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Effects of Global Warming: What is global Warming? What causes it? What are the consequences? What can be done to prevent it?

that trap the sun's heat in the Earth's atmosphere. Gases that contribute to global warming include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxides, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and halocarbons (the replacemen ... ace; in turn, the earth radiates energy back into space. Atmospheric greenhouse gases (water vapor, carbon dioxide, and other gases) trap some of the outgoing energy, retaining heat somewhat like the ...

(4 pages) 329 0 4.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Taking Sides: Global Warming.

be concerned about this problem. If we take measures like support the Global Climate Treaty, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and use more renewable energy sources, we can stop global warming before i ... th ease but prevent the solar-generated heat from escaping into to the atmosphere. For this reason, carbon dioxide, methane, ozone, water vapor, and several other gases are appropriately called greenh ...

(12 pages) 132 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

How Fossil Fuels Affect The Environment

rs and trucks, heat homes and business and power factories and are responsible for about 98% of U.S carbon dioxide emissions, 24% of methane emissions and 18% of nitrous oxide emissions. Because of th ... on, either in the home, by industries or the internal combustion engine. Smoke is tiny particles of carbon suspended in the air, produced as a result of burning coal and oil. While smoke remains in th ...

(5 pages) 93 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Should Australia reduce its use of coal and build its own nuclear reactor for generating energy?

Coal provides about 78% of Australia's electricity. It is also the main source for carbon dioxide emissions from electricity and heat production. Coal fires produce pollutants into th ... y and heat production. Coal fires produce pollutants into the atmosphere; mainly they are the gases carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide. These cause acid rain and lead to the greenhouse effect. Australi ... oal-fired plants with gas-fired plants, there would be a reduction of about 25-30 million tonnes of carbon dioxide being produced, but if this was to be replaced by around six nuclear reactors, there ...

(1 pages) 26 0 4.8 Sep/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Global Warming

er greenhouse gas emissions in 37 different countries. The most popular greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and water vapor. A build up of these gases is caused by glob ... rs and trucks, heat homes and businesses, and power factories are responsible for about 98% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Increased agriculture, deforestation, landfills, industrial production, an ...

(2 pages) 25 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Devastated by Torando

new lamps save 70% in energy and maintenance costs over the old sodium vapor lights, and reduce the carbon dioxide emissions by 40 tons a year. Today, hundreds of environmentally friendly homes-most w ...

(3 pages) 375 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Global Warming and it's Warnings

irst started in 1986 with a Sweden chemist named Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius theorized that all the carbon dioxide emissions, that were from the burning of fossil fuels, would be the cause of global w ... obal warming is referred to, repeatedly, as "Anthropogenic Climate Change." Humans may be providing carbon dioxide that returns back to the atmosphere, extra quickly and then equally placed in the gro ...

(8 pages) 1 0 0.0 Sep/2012

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science