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Are GMOs the Way of the Future?

  In America, there is a lack of understanding about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Because most individuals are not educated about the details and science of these organisms, many go on to believe they are bad. This is something I … Continue reading

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New Peace in Colombia Means Hope For Wild Lands

With all the hatred and negative news circulating these days, there are areas where things are looking up. After 52 years of war, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have signed a historic peace agreement. This … Continue reading

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Hannah Winn: Write and Respond 1

Math Question: I would like to calculate the amount of energy used by plugs, such as cell phone chargers, that are plugged in even when it is not being used. In today’s society, many people look at big environmental impacts, but … Continue reading

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In the News: In a Stunning Turnaround, Britain Moves to End the Burning of Coal

 http://e360.yale.edu/features/in-a-stunning-turnaround-britain-moves-to-end-the-burning-of-coal           In recent news, Britain has just announced that it will be phasing out its coal-burning power plants. The last one to be taken down by 2025. Founder of the Industrial Revolution, this is an amazing … Continue reading

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Math Quiz: Hannah Winn

1. \(x^3-3x^2-10x=0 \) 2. \((1+r)^n\) 3. \((5.7 \times 10^{-8}) \times (1.6 \times 10^{12})=9.12 \times 10^4\) 4: \(\pi L(1-\alpha)R^2=4 \pi  \sigma  T^4 R^2\) 5:\(12km \times \frac{0.6mile}{1km}\approx 7.2 mile\) \[12 km \times \frac{0.6mile}{1km}\approx 7.2 mile\] 6: \(4, 173, 445, 346.50 \approx 4,200,000,000 … Continue reading

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Hockey Stick and Climate Wars

This past Friday I attended Michael Mann’s “Hockey Stick and Climate Wars” lecture. During his talk, Mann discussed the constant battle between those who believe in climate change and denialists. He explained that many times he is faced with climate … Continue reading

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Introduction Blog Post: Hannah Winn

Hi everyone! My name is Hannah Winn and I am in my 4th year of landscape architecture at Penn State. Growing up rural PA, I was constantly exposed to nature and was aware of the dangers of climate change. This … Continue reading

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