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52 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. Most packaging can be recycled CUT ENERGY USE We can save energy in the home by using less. Turning down the heating thermostat by just one degree saves a huge amount of energy. So does turning off unused lights, and switching off TVs and computers rather than keeping them on standby. Installing energy-saving fluorescent lightbulbs (right) can save even more, since they consume up to 80 percent less electricity than normal bulbs. Energy-saving lightbulbs use less energy and last longer by staying cool RECYCLe WASTE It almost always takes less energy to make things from recycled materials than from raw materials.

These differences reveal features such as salt domes and masses of dense rock underground, helping geologists to build up a complete picture of the subsurface rock structure. Getting the oil out Locating a suitable site for drilling is just the first step in extracting blowouts and GUSHERs Oil underground is often under high pressure. If a well’s safety valves are not properly fitted, suddenly bursting through to the oil can cause a blowout. This is an uncontrolled release of a mixture of oil, gas, sand, mud, and water, which can race up the bore at nearly supersonic speeds.

Propelled by the oil, the smart pig glides for hundreds of miles, monitoring every square inch of the pipe for defects such as corrosion. OIL ON TAP Completed in 1977, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) stretches for over 800 miles (1,280 km) across Alaska. It carries crude oil from producer regions in the north to the port of Valdez in the south, from where the oil is shipped around the world. Arctic conditions and the need to cross mountain ranges and large rivers presented huge challenges to the construction engineers.

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