The Station Fire
– Station Fire “How is it that one match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?” The Station fire started Wednesday August 26th, 2009 at approx. 03:30 PM at the Los Angeles River Ranger District / Angeles National Forest, burning over 250 square miles equivalent to 160,577 acres. This fire has claimed the lives of 2 L.A. county fire fighters. Even though the Station Fire was controlled using the unified command with experienced personal, was the number of resources assigned, the level of training of officers, and response time adequate for such a large and devastating wild land fire….
The Use of Hydrogen Fuel Cells
– As fossil fuels continue to be targeted for removal in the use as a source of power many talk about the use of hydrogen fuel cells as a replacement. The article discus this from two view points, Joan Ogden, a Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, and Daniel Sperling , Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, describe how many countries have begun projects in regards to hydrogen fuel cells and that car companies have announced commercialized versions in the near future….
Ethanol as a Motor Vehicle Fuel
– Ethanol as a Motor Vehicle Fuel Human society has been utilizing the limited inventory of fossil fuel for approximately 100 years. Due to its limited stock and availability a continuous search for alternative sources of fuel has proposed several alternatives to consider. Some of the alternative method includes rechargeable battery, fuel cell, alcohol based fuel, etc. There are two major types of alcohol that has been used as fuel. These are Methanol and Ethanol. Five to ten percent of methanol has been blended previously with the gasoline in the United States….
Algae: Plant to Bio-Fuel
– Algae: Plant to Bio-fuel Introduction There is a lot of talk about the world’s source of energy going on these days and people are starting to ask questions about our sources of energy. Is it environmentally friendly. Does it make sense economically. For years the world has been highly dependent on fossil fuels that are extracted from the ground. These fuels power things from power plants, cars, plains, and many of the other modern conveniences that we enjoy. There is a lot of energy expended in the extraction and transport of these fuels as well as many negative environmental impacts….
Water: Fuel to Think About
– Water: The Next Gasoline A man named Stanley A. Meyers was poisoned to death in a restaurant in Grove City, Ohio on March 20th, 1998 (“Stanley Meyer,” n.d.). This shows how dangerous inventing or developing free energy can be. We live in a capitalist country where in some states the government takes sixty cents to the gallon (Kohen, 2012). Some time before his death Stanley Meyer demonstrated in a news report on an Ohio TV Station, that he was successfully able to power his dune buggy using only tap water….