Ch 10: Energy Production & Resource Use

About This Chapter

The text and video lessons in this chapter will provide you with comprehensive instruction on energy production and resource use. Go over these lessons to learn about different topics and issues relevant to natural resources and energy policy.

Energy Production & Resource Use - Chapter Summary

One of the more pressing environmental issues of our time is the production of energy and the related usage of natural resources. If you would like to learn more about this complex subject, you can go through this chapter and read or watch the text and video lessons. Each lesson covers a different issue pertaining to energy production and the ways in which we consume resources.

When watching these videos, you will learn about different ways in which we currently produce energy, as well as scientific fields that study and improve our energy production and infrastructure. Each lesson is taught by an experienced instructor who will go over all information point-by-point in a convenient online format. Some of the topics you will learn about are:

  • The definition and principles of conservation biology
  • Different power generation sources
  • Oil and natural gas reserves
  • Water resource issues
  • Renewable and non-renewable resources
  • The environmental impact of mineral use
  • The definition, causes and consequences of deforestation

Each lesson is complemented by a practice quiz that will help you test your understanding of that particular topic. Once you complete the entire chapter, you can take the final chapter exam to review the most important points on the overall subject. Your personal Dashboard can be used to keep track of your learning progress as you complete each lesson.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: Energy Production & Resource Use
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What Is Conservation Biology? - Definition & Principles

1. What Is Conservation Biology? - Definition & Principles

Conservation biology aims to reduce the human impact on the environment by looking for the causes and possible solutions to these problems. In this lesson, you'll learn about conservation biology and the different types of conservation.

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

2. Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

We use a variety of Earth's resources, but not all of them will be around forever. This lesson explains the difference between resources that can be regenerated for our use and those that are gone after they are used once.

Pros & Cons of Power Generation Sources

3. Pros & Cons of Power Generation Sources

In this lesson we will summarize the pros and cons of the major ways to generate power. We will focus on the broad categories of fossil fuels, nuclear power, and renewable energy.

Oil and Natural Gas Reserves: Availability, Extraction and Use

4. Oil and Natural Gas Reserves: Availability, Extraction and Use

Oil and natural gas reserves are found underground and must be extracted using a drilling method. In this lesson you will learn about the many uses of oil and natural gas, the availability of these valuable resources and how they are extracted.

Extraction and Processing of Minerals & the Environmental Impacts of Mineral Use

5. Extraction and Processing of Minerals & the Environmental Impacts of Mineral Use

In this lesson, you will learn about the different methods used to extract minerals from the ground and gain an understanding about how different types of mining affect the environment.

Deforestation: Definition, Causes & Consequences

6. Deforestation: Definition, Causes & Consequences

Deforestation is the clearing of trees without the intent of replacing them or reestablishing a stand of trees. Learn reasons for deforestation and discover the consequences of this process in all forests, including tropical forests.

Water Resource Issues: Activities Affecting the Water Supply

7. Water Resource Issues: Activities Affecting the Water Supply

This video lesson describes water resources issues such as aquifer depletion, overdrawing surface waters and salinization of irrigated soil. You will also learn about the impacts of activities affecting water resources.

Chapter Practice Exam
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