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Advantages and Disadvantages of Natural Gas
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Natural Gas

Natural gas is one of the various kinds of fossil fuels that are available for use to humans. It is used for multiple purposes, like heating, cooking, and electricity generation. This resource is also used as a fuel and as a chemical feedstock in the manufacture of plastics. It has various advantages and disadvantages. WHAT IS NATURAL GAS? It is a hydrocarbon gas mixture. Its primary component is methane, but it also includes varying amounts of other higher alkanes. This resource also contains small percentages of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen sulphide, or helium. When layers of decomposing plant and animal matter are exposed to intense heat and pressure under the surface of the Earth, natural gas is formed. This process takes millions of years to complete. Since it is...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Fossil Fuels
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Fossil Fuels

As the name suggests, fossil fuels are derived from the remains of dead organic matter. This organic matter has decayed over millions and millions over years, underneath the Earth’s crust. Under high heat and pressure over millions of years, it turns into fuel. People all over the world say that its advantages and disadvantages do not exactly match. They are harmful to the environment. WHAT ARE FOSSIL FUELS? They are fuels formed by the anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms. These dead remains are a source of power because they contain energy originating in ancient photosynthesis. Therefore, they contain high percentages of carbon, and range from volatile, to liquid, and non-volatile materials. Volatile materials have low carbon to hydrogen ratios; whereas non-vo...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Apple Cider Vinegar
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is pretty common thing in households. It is used in soaps, toners, food, shampoos, and whatnot. It one of the most common ingredients for a home remedy, no matter what the remedy is required for. When conversations about the advantages and disadvantages of ACV are started, everyone always seems to list out the pros. Not many people know its cons. WHAT IS APPLE CIDER VINEGAR? ACV is essentially apple juice. The difference between apple juice and ACV is that ACV contains yeast which causes it to ferment. This fermentation is the process of the sugar in the juice converting into alcohol. In a second fermentation step, the alcohol is converted into vinegar by acetic acid-forming bacteria. Cider can be bought at a store and be made at home. There are two acid...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Breastfeeding
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Breastfeeding

The advent of technology has paved the way for the invention of a large number of products for newborn kids. These products have also allowed the parents to rest more, something that is desperately needed by new parents. However, one necessity of children that cannot be fulfilled by any machine is the need to be breastfed. Breastfeeding is the act of feeding newborns or young children with milk from the mother’s breast. It has various advantages and disadvantages, both for the mother and the kid. HOW LONG IS BREASTFEEDING NEEDED? Doctors recommend that breastfeeding begin within an hour of the baby’s birth. There is no set upper limit for breastfeeding. The child can be breastfed for as long as required. In the beginning, babies nurse (another name for breastfeeding) roughl...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind Energy
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind Energy

“Desperate times require desperate measures.” This is a quotation that most of the world is familiar with. In the current context, there are various situations all around the world that can be termed as desperate times. However, one problem that poses an equal threat for people all around the world and requires immediate action from a large number of people is climate change. Conventional fuels have been a contributing factor to the current climate crisis. Hence, there is a need to replace them. There are multiple options, like wind energy, solar energy, hydro energy, etc. HOW IS WIND ENERGY GENERATED? Wind power is generated on wind farms. These wind farms make the use of wind turbines that are turned by fast winds. The kinetic energy in the wind is converted into mechanic...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Energy
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Energy

Slowly and steadily, technology is providing the world with newer ways to produce energy that don’t contribute to our planet’s (on the current rate, imminent) death. Various alternatives exist for non-renewable sources of energy like fossil fuels, thermal energy, etc. Wind energy, hydro energy, geothermal energy are few of the many, many options that now exist. One of them is solar energy, which has many advantages and disadvantages. WHAT IS SOLAR ENERGY? Solar heaters, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture, molten salt power plants and artificial photosynthesis harnessed the energy of the sun to create electricity. Techniques that help in harnessing this energy are broadly categorized into two parts: active and passive. Active solar techniques such as pho...
GST Law – Top 30 Advantages and Disadvantages
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GST Law – Top 30 Advantages and Disadvantages

Indian constitution defines tax almost similarly and has more than twenty-five direct and indirect taxes. There are different taxes imposed by state governments and the central government, separately. So many taxes surely had chances of non-compliance and formulating a single tax across the country was the need of the hour. This imperative necessity gave birth to GST- Goods and Service Tax. So here, this article deals with the advantages and disadvantages of GST. “Tax” is levied as a compulsory financial bill on individuals or legal institutes by a state or equivalent to meet public expenditure. You are acquainted with various taxes like – income tax, property tax, sales tax, and service tax. Across the globe every country has its set of rules and guidelines for tax payment. This has to...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Capital Punishment
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Capital Punishment

Capital punishment is an issue of an on-going controversy in various states and countries, and the stances of governments on this matter can vary within a single region. The public opinion on capital punishment differs a lot by the nature of the crime and the country in question. The suitability of this punishment is a topic of heated arguments with each person having their viewpoint. The question remains that if a person commits such a brutal crime, should the punishment be similar, or is this going way beyond the lines of humanity? What is Capital Punishment? Capital punishment or the death penalty is a state-sanctioned form of punishment where there is the execution of someone for a specific crime after they are given a proper legal trial. It is usually used as a punishment for heinou...