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A Guide to Oil Shale, Coal, and Other Sedimentary Rocks

When rocks are formed from dead organisms and/or rocks that currently exist, they are called sedimentary rocks. They can be divided into three types: clastic, organic, and chemical. Clastic sedimentary rocks are rocks that form from broken pieces of other rocks. Organic sedimentary rocks are formed from the remains of once living creatures and plants. Chemical sedimentary rocks are composed of mineral crystals. Read More…



A Kid’s Guide to Being More Energy Efficient

Energy exists all around us. Kids and grownups get energy from food. Once food converts to energy in the body it gives them the strength and resources to go to school or work, and to use their brains and bodies to get things done. Another kind of energy comes from other sources so that people have electricity, can drive cars, trains and automobiles. Energy also gives people light, heat and the ability to make the things that they need. Some scientists, called quantum physicists, explain that everything in the universe is made up of energy. Read More…



Guide to Energy, Emissions and Greenhouse Gases by Bakken.com

Earth’s greenhouse effect makes life on the planet possible. Many different types of greenhouse gases exist and they influence the Earth’s climate. The consumption of energy by humans increases the number of gases in the atmosphere. The omissions created by our vehicles, for example, accelerate the release of gases into the sky. Learn more about energy, emissions and greenhouse gases by reviewing the following resources. Read More…



North Dakota and Theodore Roosevelt

From the first moment Theodore Roosevelt stepped onto North Dakota soil in 1883 to hunt, he fell in love with this portion of the United States. Originally called the Badlands because of the rough and rugged terrain, Roosevelt was in no way deterred. He set out to hunt local buffalo and the more time he spent in the area, the more of an appreciation he gained for nature. It was here in North Dakota that the idea of conservation was solidified in a young Roosevelt’s mind. In fact, in his own words, Read More…



Solar Energy Resource Guide presented by Bakken.com

There are many different types of energy that are currently used today and were in use in the past. They include oil, natural gas, coal, wood, hydro power, wind power and more. Each of these types of energy has advantages and disadvantages. Over the course of time, man has continued to look for new sources of energy that can be easier to attain and at the same time be better for the environment. Over the past century people Read More…

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