Hydroelectricity: Quebec’s True Power

Among the world's current ways of producing electricity on a large scale, hydroelectricity has the lowest impact on the environment and is technologically the most efficient. Forty percent of Canada's freshwater is within the borders of the province of Quebec, where 4500 rivers flow. It is mainly because of Quebec that Canada is the world's second largest producer... Continue Reading →

Poisonous Neighborhoods of the Periodic Table

In describing the periodic table's regions of related elements in Periodic Kingdoms,  P.W. Atkins drops the dry tone of textbooks and reaches for a little imagery.The kingdom is not an amorphous jumble of regions, but a closely organized state in which the character of one region is close to that of its neighbour. There are few sharp boundaries. Rather the landscape is... Continue Reading →

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