Electricity generation is the leading cause of industrial air pollution in the U.S. Most of our electricity comes from coal, nuclear, and other non-renewable power plants. Producing energy from these resources takes a severe toll on our environment, polluting our air, land, and water. Take for example the BP oil spill, In the BP Oil Spill, more than 200 million gallons of crude oil was pumped into the Gulf of Mexico for a total of 87 days, making it the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. Renewable energy sources can be used to produce electricity with fewer environmental impacts. Renewable energy also provides environmental benefits such as helping to improve air quality and reducing our impact on the land, water and climate system. No other energy source can provide all these benefits. Fossil fuels also have a main part in this too. Not only are they damaging our earth but they are coasting more and more to extract. Extracting fuel will become more dangerous as the mines get deeper or the oil-rigs go further out to sea.
In Biology you learn about ecosystems and how one thing can effect many different rthings surrounding it. Many people do not realize the danger of messing around with ecosystems, and this has led to a