Hydropower is clean, renewable and the lowest-cost way to generate electricity, but hydropower also requires damming of rivers, which destroys wildlife and changes the natural cycle of the river flooding. It can also cau... More »

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Canada has an abundance of natural resources, including minerals, rare earth elements, wildlife, coal and hydropower. Minerals and elements mined in the country are iron ore, silver, copper, nickel and gold. Other natura... More »

Oil is an abundant and relatively inexpensive fuel used to power automobiles, airplanes and other forms of transportation, but it poses significant environmental threats as well. Oil is one of the most abundant sources o... More »

While ethanol produces less CO2 than gasoline and has the potential to offset consumption of conventional fossil fuels, ethanol also contains less energy and provides less power than conventional gasoline and diesel fuel... More »

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The advantages of solar power include the energy independence it bestows on its users, quiet energy production, the lack of negative effects on the environment, and its overall cost. On the other hand, the high initial c... More »

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The flooding patterns of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are unpredictable, but the Nile River's flood cycle is predictable. Floods on the Tigris and Euphrates can also vary from violent to minor, involving different amo... More »

One benefit of hydropower, or hydroelectricity, is that it is a green source of energy, meaning it does not create any pollutants or greenhouse gases, which cause global warming and environmental change. It is also renew... More »

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