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Power Plants Use Rivers For Cooling, But Cause Stress To The Environment
2013-04-22 14:56:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When thermoelectric power plants convert water to steam to turn large turbines and create energy, they´re left with plenty of what´s known as “waste heat.” This waste heat has to go somewhere and either flows up into the atmosphere or back into the rivers or ponds where these factories source their fresh water. To better understand where this waste heat goes and how it affects the environment, scientists...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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