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Flashcards - Energy Production & Resource Use

Flashcards - Energy Production & Resource Use
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acid mine drainage
Acid mine drainage, acid and metalliferous drainage , or acid rock drainage refers to the outflow of acidic water from metal mines or coal mines
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petroleum geologists
A petroleum geologist is an earth scientist who works in the field of petroleum geology, which involves all aspects of oil discovery and production
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Nuclear power
Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant
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sustainable ecosystem
In ecology, sustainability is the property of biological systems to remain diverse and productive indefinitely
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aquifers
An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials from which groundwater can be extracted using a water well
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populations
A population is a summation of all the organisms of the same group or species, which live in a particular geographical area, and have the capability of interbreeding
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populations
A population is a summation of all the organisms of the same group or species, which live in a particular geographical area, and have the capability of interbreeding
aquifers
An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials from which groundwater can be extracted using a water well
sustainable ecosystem
In ecology, sustainability is the property of biological systems to remain diverse and productive indefinitely
Nuclear power
Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant
petroleum geologists
A petroleum geologist is an earth scientist who works in the field of petroleum geology, which involves all aspects of oil discovery and production
acid mine drainage
Acid mine drainage, acid and metalliferous drainage , or acid rock drainage refers to the outflow of acidic water from metal mines or coal mines
longwall mining
Longwall mining is a form of underground coal mining where a long wall of coal is mined in a single slice
Surface mining
Surface mining, including strip mining, open-pit mining and mountaintop removal mining, is a broad category of mining in which soil and rock overlying the mineral deposit are removed
Irrigation water
Irrigation is the method in which water is supplied to plants at regular intervals for agriculture
Surface waters
Surface water is water on the surface of the planet such as in a river, lake, wetland, or ocean
fragmentation
Fragmentation or clonal fragmentation in multicellular or colonial organisms is a form of asexual reproduction or cloning in which an organism is split into fragments
keystone species
A keystone species is a species that has a disproportionately large effect on its environment relative to its abundance
minerals
A mineral is a naturally occurring chemical compound

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