Future Energy Possibilities

My uncle is a genius and has designed a process which could provide a solution to climate change issues stemming from combustion gas emissions generated by the burning of fossil fuels.

These gases could be processed without separation and converted into products with an economic value and eliminate the associated environmental impact. The process can also affect the negative environmental aspects of combustion emissions from natural gas fired plants, as they are similar to the composition of emissions from coal plants, except for a lower percentage of CO2 content. The process could remove the negative environmental impact in constructing new fossil fuel powered plants, if “clean” technologies are uneconomical in a specific case.

Finally for oil and natural gas producers, the process could increase the value of produced and associated gases generated from conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas sources and where hydraulic fracturing is used. It can convert natural and acidic gases and associated gases with unconventional oil production to higher value hydrocarbon and oxygenated liquids and hydrogen gas without pre-process separation.

This would significantly multiply the per-unit value of the produced gases and act as an offset to production costs. Very scientific, but very exciting for a future energy plan.

The Amazon, The Next Sahara?

Did you know that a family of seven can comfortably fit in a hollowed out trunk of a California Redwood? Well, besides being able to support a family, trees provide plenty of services for our community such as cleaning our air and filtering our water. Now, does that make you want to cut them down or burn them? Well who would want to do that?

The answer is simple, people who want to make a profit would thoroughly enjoy in partaking in these actions. Can you believe it?!?! We have destroyed almost half of the Earth’s beautiful and life-sustaining Amazon rain forest. The ancient Sahara desert used to be a large, dense forest, but clear cutting led it to become what it is now: a dry, seemingly uninhabitable waste land. That’s the direction we’re going in with the Amazon.

We’ve got to spread the word and clean up our act. Don’t turn the Amazon rain forest into the next Sahara desert!

BLOGGER CHALLENGE FIRST PLACE WINNER: Three things we should do at my school

This Spring, OnAir held its first ever Blogger Challenge! We asked you to submit blogs answering this simple question: What rule would make your school greener? At long last, here is our FIRST PLACE WINNER! This post is from Emanuella at South Gwinnett High School. Congratulations, Emanuella!

 

Three things that my school should do:

First thing is, stop littering on the streets, on the ground, in classrooms, EVERYWHERE. Us as students should pick up trash that lazy people don’t put away. Most students may not want to pick up trash,
they should tell other students to stop throwing away stuff on the floor.

Second thing is, us students should stop taking cars or buses to school.
If your house is not that far from school, you should walk or take a bike.
Most students like taking a bus, but students should only take a bus if they live far away.

Third thing is, students should recycle, put things away in the recycling bin, or reuse cups that are not plastic or stop using PLASTIC items and start using reusable things.

Most students should do these things to help my school

BLOGGER CHALLENGE SECOND PLACE WINNER: Greener Gwinnett

This Spring, OnAir held its first ever Blogger Challenge! We asked you to submit blogs answering this simple question: What rule would make your school greener? At long last, here is our SECOND PLACE WINNER! This post is from Samantha at South Gwinnett High School. Congratulations, Samantha!

 

Currently here at SOUTH GWINNETT things could be better for our school community.

In modern-day world people litter and create more air pollution. Schools have more littering and air pollution daily each and everyday. Have you ever thought about a school bus? Think about how much exhaust come from the exhaust pipes. We should join together and ask them to shut down their engines.

Look around your school building and think about how much trash is on the floor. Not only is it inside, it ends up outside and before you know it, it ends up in our streams. However this creates water pollution and puts the life of animals in danger.

HOW??…How can we bring this to an end? Well I say we should recycle more and focus on not littering. So therefore locally step in and maybe have your bus drivers shut down their engine. Many things such as: plastic bottles, paper, cans and even plastic. You could even become one of our local gardeners.

Help make our community to be greener. Tell mom dad you wanna grow a garden. Keep a recycle bin on a regular basis. We are the future, so let’s make our earth and community a thousand times greener.

An Icey Problem

With global warming heating up the planet, our waters are getting more dangerous. Not just in bigger storms, but bigger icebergs!

Imagine an iceberg 10 times the size of Manhattan breaking off of Antarctica and floating into the ocean. That’s what happened a few months ago to Iceberg B-31.

Continue reading “An Icey Problem”