Monthly Archives: January 2016

Assignment 1: Rainwater collection

Introduction: The current water crisis in Flint, Michigan has found many of us Americans baffled. My topic is exploring whether or not Flint residents should harvest rainwater for domestic purposes as an alternative to their ordeal.   Audience: People concerned … Continue reading

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Bibliography MA033

Topic: The current water crisis in Flint, Michigan has found many of us Americans baffled. Many of our questions and concerns go unanswered. My topic is exploring whether or not Flint residents should collect rainwater and harvest rainwater. What are … Continue reading

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Bibliography MA033

Topic: The current water crisis in Flint, Michigan has found many of us Americans baffled. Many of our questions and concerns go unanswered. My topic is exploring whether or not Flint residents should collect rainwater and harvest rainwater. What are … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Rainwater Reuse

I am going to address rainwater and its potential to be reused for personal use and small irrigation projects. Personal use includes showering, toilet water, recreational use, dishwashing, and clothes washing. Small irrigation projects include things such as sprinklers. This … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Reducing Our Nation’s Water Consumption On The Golf Course

There were a number of topics I could’ve covered, but golf is a subject of great interest to me. Specifically, I’ll be discussing the issue of water consumption throughout our nation’s golf courses, and how the staggering rate negatively affects … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Less Wastewater-Fracking or Nuclear?

Intro: Energy production in America has some of the greatest impact on the environment. While the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere and the resulting issue of global warming are obvious contentions, another major issue is the sheer amount … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Materia-The Coast of Clean Water.

There are many stories of countries in the world with little or no water. But many people do not realize there are areas closer to our back yard with the same problems. Flint, Michigan is one of those areas, and … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Reducing Water Use at Home

Water usage has become one of the World’s most pressing issues. Droughts have become more prevalent, water is being polluted, and rising populations have made water more scarce. Many people think that the issue can only be addressed at large-scale … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Hydroelectric draft Charles Bramble

Topic: Look at the merits of hydroelectric power as well as the costs, as a means of increasing our green energy sources. Audience: People concerned with the threat posed by non-renewable energy and the consequences derived from it, and those … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Grey Water Toilet Draft

Intro:  Water is something that we all take for granted each and every day.  We turn on the faucet and there is clean water there.  Not all countries have this luxury.  Not all people are awarded this type of security … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: How much we can save if we don’t drink bottled water

Plastic bottled water is so popular in USA. Many people include me, have the habits to only drink the bottled water in daily life. In their mind, bottled water is convenient, safe and not expensive. This is true that everyone … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Better options than fracking

Topic: Using alternatives to fracking in the United States to help conserve the earth as well as the drinking water around those areas is essential to future generations. Audience: Corporate America more specifically all oil companies and affiliates. As well … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Ogallala Aquifer Draft

The Ogallala Aquifer is an underground water source used by many farmers and ranchers in the Great Plains region to utilize land that would be unable to be farmed for grain without its use. Center pivot irrigation systems are the … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Draft #1

Intro: Agriculture Farming accounts for 70% of the water consumed and most of it’s wasteful use, according to representatives from the World Water Forum discussing water management. An Irrigation system is a method of delivering water to an area where … Continue reading

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Introductory Post

Hello my name is Connor McCole I am a senior, my major is Psychology with the Business option. I have decided to take math 033 not because it is directly related to my major, but I have an interest in … Continue reading

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Bibliography 1 Saving water at home

Math 033 Lelin Sun   Topic: How can people save water at home in their daily life?   Audience: All people trying to save water and better the world First, I will describe the importance of the water and the … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Benefits of Solar Power

Intro/Thesis Renewable energy like Solar Power has many benefits that traditional power from fossil fuels does not. Solar Power can increase efficiency in homes and reduce environmental damage. Sources Source 1: Horizon Solar, Benefits of Solar Power: Dependable and Good for … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: (Draft/Explanation/Outline) – Alec West

  Intro: Dams are the only natural disaster that is made by man. When dams are left to neglect and forgotten about they fail. Dams hold back billions of gallons of water and when this is suddenly let free the consequences … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Draft Post 1

Intro/Thesis: Living in North America there are many ways to conserve water in our everyday life inside our own household, but what about in college? My primary focus is to study and observe ideas, case studies, theories and quantitative methods … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: (Draft/Explanation/Outline)

Kaitlyn Christy Math 33 Bibliography 1 (draft)   Ocean Conservation and the Carbon Inflow into the Earth’s Oceans The topic I am planning on writing about is ocean conservation and how the inflow of carbon is negatively affecting the Earth’s … Continue reading

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Assignment for Week 3: Draft post 1

Your assignment for week 3 is to develop the bibliography that you have written for week 2 into a draft of your first blog post.  A key part of this process will be making a sketch of the calculation you want … Continue reading

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Bibliography: Grey Water Toilet

Topic: Compare the water usage of an average toilet in the United States to that of a grey water toilet.  The unnecessary need to use perfectly clean water in a toilet. Audience: People concerned about wasting water and those curious … Continue reading

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Bibliography 1: Rainwater Reuse

My Topic: Independent citizens interested in reusing rainwater My Audience: Policy makers and environmentally conscious citizens Potential Math: The math I want to look at is the amount of rain water independent homes are currently collecting on average in relation … Continue reading

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Bibliography (Sea World)

Topic: Look at sea level rise resulting from ice melting, and the rate of ice melting due to global warming or climate change. What the threat is and what can be done about it. Audience: People concerned about the how … Continue reading

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Bibliography 1: How Mangroves Will Be Affected By Rising Sea Levels

Topic: I will be writing about mangrove forests and their association with sea level rise. Mangroves grow along the coasts of the earth’s oceans, mainly in the tropical regions. Audience: Anyone looking to do something to prevent sea level rise … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Zhiyue Wang

Intro: Things built against nature will always have consequences. As the world’s largest artificial dam, the Kariba Dam in Zambia faces great danger. The erosion of the rock has been wearing away the dam’s foundation. The climate changes which would lead … Continue reading

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Bibliography 1: Waste Reduction through composting

Topic: Waste and Energy Reduction I would like to figure out what it would take for the Earth to minimize their trash problems. The world is always throwing things away without the thought of composting or recycling. I feel as … Continue reading

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Bibliography: Responsible Irrigation For Our Nation’s Golf Courses

Topic: Golf courses generate a substantial amount of revenue for our nation’s economy, but with all the positives come some concerning negatives — golf course maintenance requires a great deal of water. As sustainability becomes increasingly prevalent, it’s clear something must … Continue reading

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Bibliography 1: Improving Irrigation systems

 Topic: Figure out the ways to improve irrigation systems so that it will reduce the water run-off into nearby streams and rivers as well as become more energy efficient and reduce costs. Audience: Farmers and possibly fisherman who fish in … Continue reading

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Bibliography: Water Contamination via Fracking

Topic: Look at the amount of water used in fracking oil and natural gas wells and how this water, and surrounding ground and surface water, can be contaminated and wasted. Audience: Corporations that utilize fracking; state governments who allow fracking. … Continue reading

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Introductory Post: Samantha Kaup

Hi! My name is Samantha Kaup and I am currently a Psychology major with the BA option. I am very interested in this course because I wish to go to graduate school and study sustainable psychology. I am very interested … Continue reading

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Bibliography: Water at Home

Topic: How can everyday citizens cut down on water usage at home by 50 percent? Audience: Homeowners/renters looking to minimize their water footprint. Source 1: eartheasy, “Water conservation at home” Relevant claims: Lists 25 ways to conserve water at home. … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: If it’s Yellow Let it Mellow

No one is inherently evil towards water. A person just doesn’t wake up and think about how much water should they waste today. Even with me saying this some people’s water usage habits would beg to differ. Many people don’t save water because … Continue reading

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Bibliography: The Coast of Fresh Water

Topic: The main focus for this project will be to find what estimated cost the Flint city council thought would be saved by not buying water from Detroit and connecting to a new pipeline that will take water from Lake … Continue reading

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Bibliography 1

Topic: Using alternatives to fracking in the United States to help conserve the earth as well as the drinking water around those areas. Audience: Corporate America more specifically all oil companies and affiliates. As well as the general public Source … Continue reading

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