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Crude Oil & The Environment - Chapter Summary
This chapter explains some of the ways crude oil is used in the modern world. Lessons cover the properties of crude oil as well as the many different products made from it. The dwindling supply of world oil is also touched on. Environmental dangers posed by oil drilling, refining and transportation are also covered. Once you complete this chapter, you will be able to:
- Identify the properties of crude oil
- Describe some of the ways it is used
- Discuss the Earth's shrinking supply of oil and how it affects humanity
- Explain how crude oil and oil spills affect the environment
These text lessons quickly cover the most important aspects of each topic. Self-assessment quizzes make it easy to review what you have just learned. All of these lessons can be accessed whenever you like, using a wide variety of internet-accessible devices. The Dashboard of your account lets you pick up right where you left off.
1. Crude Oil: Properties & Uses
Crude oil is an important fossil fuel that we use in many aspects of our daily lives. In this lesson we discuss what crude oil is, where it comes from, what it's used for, and why some are concerned about its relationship with the environment.
2. What Happens When the World's Oil Runs Out?
In this lesson you will learn about the consequences of society's reliance on oil. The societal issues of using oil, solutions to these issues, and what will happen if the world runs out of oil will be discussed.
3. Environmental Impacts of Oil Spills
Oil is very useful to us but is harmful if it gets into the environment. In this lesson you'll learn about how oil is cleaned up after a spill and the effects spilled oil has on the environment.
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