Nuclear power is the production of energy derived from controlled, induced nuclear reactions. These reactions generally create heat that is then collected and used to run steam turbines that produce electricity. The most... More »

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A nuclear reactor is a facility that produces electricity by turning turbines with steam that is produced by boiling water with radioactive material. The radioactive material is usually uranium-235, consisting of small c... More »

Nuclear power harnesses the energy from nuclear fission to heat water, using the steam to generate electricity. The controlled nuclear reaction in the heart of the reactor supplies the heat, and can be reduced or intensi... More »

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Nuclear energy generates electricity more efficiently than other energy sources such as coal, according to About.com. Nuclear power plants are not heavy polluters in the same manner as coal or oil. More »

Nuclear fission is a clean and efficient way of producing energy but can be dangerous if safety precautions are not taken and followed. It is a controversial source of energy production that powers a large part of the wo... More »

Some benefits of biofuels include reduced carbon emissions, improved economic stability and sustainable energy production. Biofuels also pose little threat to the environment in case of spillage and are more efficient at... More »

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Positive effects of global warming include fewer deaths in winter due to cold weather, lower costs of energy for heating homes and other buildings, and better agricultural production. Additionally, warmer temperatures fa... More »