We 21st-century humans live high-tech lives, and those many gadgets and tools require power ... and lots of it. As scientists continue to sound the alarm regarding global warming, more and more companies are looking for fuel sources that are cleaner and produces fewer greenhouse gases. In the United States, the coal and gas industries have been fighting to keep (or expand) their profits as our energy needs escalate. In this highly combustible quiz, what do you really know about coal and natural gas? You don't want to smoke around one, and you definitely don't want to wear your white shirt while digging the other, but there's a lot more to it!
Coal and natural gas have a lot of similarities, and their origins are much the same. But getting at these energy sources and then actually using them requires a lot of different technologies, many of which are subject to government oversight and regulation. Do you understand how companies harvest these vital commodities, and how they use them to produce electricity?
From mining to fracking, train transport to thousands of miles of pipelines, these two fuel sources have different consequences for producers and consumers alike. Get your engine running with this coal and natural quiz now!