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Write and Respond 2

To the question of feeling more knowledgeable about a particular issue, I could honestly answer in many different ways. Walking into this class on the first day of classes, my knowledge of sustainability as a whole was extremely limited. My … Continue reading

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The Impact of Recycling Cigarette Butts

Since we were young we have been told about how bad cigarettes are. They are, don’t get me wrong, but what if they could be beneficial to the environment? Instead of throwing them on the ground if we just took … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

Only about one-fifth of the clothing donated to charities is directly used or sold in their thrift shops. This means that 80% of clothing just becomes waste after the user is done with it. With adults, this is not that … Continue reading

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Unnatural Earthquakes

It is a common misconception that earthquakes are just random occurrences created by nature. The natural ones occur along fault lines specifically where tectonic plates merge together. These earthquakes, although very dangerous, do not have many available options to prevent … Continue reading

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Madi Murphy: Math Quiz

\(x^3-3x^2-10x=0\) \((1+r)^2\) \((5.7\times 10^{-8})\times (1.6\times 10^{12}) = 9.12\times 10^4\) \(\pi L(1-\alpha ) R^2=4\pi \sigma T^4R^2\) \(12\text{km}\times \frac{\text{0.6miles}}{1\text{km}}\approx 7.2\text{miles}\) \[12\text{km}\times \frac{\text{0.6miles}}{1\text{km}}\approx 7.2\text{miles}\] \(4,173,445,346.50\approx 4,200,000,000=4.2\times 10^9\) \[50\text{m} \times \frac{3.4 \times 10^{6} \text{kg}} {1\text{sec}}\times \frac{10\text{J}}{1 \text {kg} \cdot 1\text{m}}=1.7\text{GW}\] \(\$5,000 \times(1+ 0.012)^{30} \approx … Continue reading

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Introduction by Madi Murphy

My name is Madi Murphy, I am from Allentown, New Jersey, and I am currently a freshman here at Penn State. My biggest interest in this course is the idea of overpopulation. With the dramatic increase of people every year … Continue reading

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