Category Archives: Climate Change

Volcano Power

Volcano Power

Geothermal energy uses the heat trapped beneath the Earth’s surface to generate electricity.  Typically, geothermal energy plants tap into the steam from natural sources such as geysers, or they draw water from hot, high-pressure underground sources.  The hot vapors are then used to drive electric turbines.

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Tires From Trees

Tires From Trees

Car tires are generally considered environmentally unfriendly because they are predominantly made from fossil fuels.  Natural rubber is generally not used anymore; most tires are made from isoprene, which is chemically very like rubber but is produced by thermally breaking apart molecules in petroleum in a process called cracking.  The isoprene is separated out and… Continue Reading