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Pollution Potential of Natural Resources

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The solution describes the differences between coal, oil and gas from their formation to the pollution impact on the environment.

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1. Differences between coal, oil and gas

Formation:
Coal - Formed from decomposition of different organisms called peat. Takes millions of years for the formation
Oil/Petroleum - Formed by the decay of small aquatic organisms billions of in ocean beds millions of years ago
Natural Gas - Natural gas is a by- product of oil or ...

Solution Summary

The differences between coal, natural gas and oil is discussed in this solution. The various aspects of these fossil fuels are discussed along with how much pollution they cause in the environment.

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