Monthly Archives: February 2016

Assignment 2:

Throughout of the history of human development, selecting the superior and eliminating the inferior is inevitable. At the very beginning, human can only get the fire from the forest fires causing of the thunderclap. Then, people start to light a … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Clean cooking for the environment

With the convenience of cooking in our own home, we rarely think about the environment. We are constantly accustomed to having everything at our finger tips without much concern for the environment around us. What if this was not the … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Wind Energy

Energy is constantly flowing and being “consumed” by citizens in order to power their day to day life. Coal and fossil fuels have documented negative environmental impacts so it is important that we reduce our dependence on them. A potential … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Personal Energy Audit

Have you looked up each items on your monthly electric bills and really think about the energy uses? Have you ever care about what percentage of the energy consumption is actually wasteful and unnecessary? Being able to read the electric … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: energy from a vehicle

Introduction: About 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank is used to move your car down the road or run accessories, such as running the air conditioner or heater. The rest of the energy is … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Just how effective is a hybrid?

Intro/Thesis As the years go on, so do the rising questions surrounding fossil fuels and alternative energy, such as renewable resources and the reduction of our carbon footprint. One of the most effective ways to do so, thus far, has been … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Solar Energy in the US

Slowly but surely, alternative energy usage is becoming a major trend in the US. While fossil fuels remain the dominant source of energy, nuclear, wind, and solar energy have become more popular. Many people may feel that alternative energy is … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: How to have a balanced and healthy diet?

At the present time, as the pace of the life is accelerated, many people found that they can’t easily get access to the healthy foods. The most common foods can be reached around the workplaces are fast foods such as … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: How green is solar power?

We currently live in a time where many people are conscious of the impact humans are creating on the world. One impact the way we create energy through using fossil fuels, which is releasing carbon dioxide (CO2) into the Earth’s … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Household Photovoltaics

We hear all too often that we are in an energy crisis.  We hear about power outages all across the nation because the grid is well over its capacity at times.  Scientists and politicians have spent countless hours of their … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Solar Power to the School

Topic: The school has been attempting to reduce energy consumption and increase green energy sources. Can we power the school/campus solely on solar power? Audience: Students and campus staff concerned with reducing the schools carbon emissions, including those who do … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: The Environmental Benefits Of Taking A Bike To Work

Human beings are an active species. No matter what, we’ve always got to get somewhere. The main reason we’re always out and about it commuting to work. Now naturally opting to use a car is the more time-efficient method. Cars are … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Public Transportation: America’s Future?

America has long been a nation of highways. The highway system owes its creation to cheap gasoline costs and the affordability of personal vehicles in the 20th Century. This diverged America from Europe, which massively expanded its public transportation network … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Penn State and the Sun

Introduction: Penn State has one of the largest campus’s in the country. The student body itself is upwards of 48,000. This requires a lot of energy to keep the campus running. The campus has made many steps in the recent … Continue reading

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Read and Respond Writing Assignment

Read and Response assignment due on Friday, March 4th This is the first of two  read and response assignments for the semester.  These assignments provide  an opportunity to directly engage  arguments that are critical of practices that are associated with sustainability … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Nuclear Waste Management

When looking at the future of energy production in the United States, the fossil fuel sources loom high above the rest in percentages. With the increasing efficiency of several different renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaic cells and tidal turbines, … Continue reading

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Efficiency of solar Panels; Final Post

Considering the topic of energy I have always been interested in the idea behind solar panels and how efficient they really are. Solar panels are a more up and coming industry, although very ground breaking it seems the majority is … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Food Energy of U.S Citizens

Intro/Thesis It is common knowledge that food and a healthy diet is important for an efficient day-to-day life, isn’t it? The food we put into our body is broken down by our digestive system and turned into energy by biological … Continue reading

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Math Test

\( x^3-3x^2-10x=0 \) \( (1+r)^n \) \(  (5.7\times10^{-8})\times(1.6\times10^{12})=9.12\times10^4 \) \( \pi L(1-\alpha)R^2=4\pi\alpha T^4R^2 \) \( 12\text{ km}\times\frac{0.6\text{ mile}}{1\text { km}}\approx7.2\text{ mile} \) \[ 12\text{ km}\times\frac{0.6\text{ mile}}{1\text{ km}}\approx7.2\text{ mile} \] \( 4,173,445,346.50\approx4,200,000,000=4.2\times10^9 \) \[ 50\text{ m}\times\frac{3.4\times10^6\text{ kg}}{1\text{ sec}}\times\frac{10\text{ J}}{1\text{ kg}\cdot1\text{ m}}=1.7\text{ … Continue reading

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Math Test Charles Bramble

\(x^3 – 3x^2 – 10x = 0\) \((1 + r)^n\) \((5.7 \times 10^-8) x (1.6 \times 10^12) = 9.12 \times 10^4\) \(\pi L(1 – \alpha )R^2 = 4\pi \sigma T^4R^2\) \(12 \text{ km} \times \frac{0.6 \text{ mile}}{1 \text{ km}} \approx … Continue reading

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Solar power for the school

Topic: Can we power Penn State University Park with solar power only? Audience: Penn state students concerned about converting to clean green energy. Source 1: Natural Resources Defense Council “http://www.nwwindandsolar.com/solar-power-in-seattle-and-the-northwest/how-do-solar-systems-produce-energy/” Seems to be last updated 2012.  Relevant claims: Explains how … Continue reading

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Final Post; Alternatives to fracking

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. Fracking not only affects our immediate enviroment, but alters the natural cycle in … Continue reading

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Hydroelectric Energy Overlooked Solution?

At this point, the academic world is in agreement about the threat posed by global warming and other side effects of our energy use pollution. Hopefully, the public is following suit. To avoid flooding, climate change, unstable ecosystems, and natural … Continue reading

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Bibliography 2: Solar Energy in the US

Solar energy is something that could move the US past its reliance on fossil fuels. In some parts of the country, the sun is beaming nearly all year round. I remember a few years ago, however, the government invested in … Continue reading

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Theme 1Final Post: The Cost of Fresh Water

There are many stories of countries in the world with little or no water; water that is muddy, or contaminated by other means. But many people do not realize there are areas closer to our back yard with the same … Continue reading

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Bibliography 2 Solar Panel Efficiency

Considering the topic of energy I have always been interested in the idea behind solar panels and how efficient they really are. Solar panels are a more up and coming industry, although very ground breaking it seems the majority is … Continue reading

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Bibliography 2

My mission with this post is to advocate something that I do every single day: ride a bike. It’s no secret that CO2 emissions from cars, busses, etc. is having an adverse effect on the earth’s atmosphere. There’s plenty to … Continue reading

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Bibliography 2 — Zhiyue Wang

Topic: By doing a personal “energy audit”, I’m able to see how much energy I’m using daily and what are some aspects of the energy use are inefficient. Audience: Me myself and people around me who can consider to cut … Continue reading

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Bibliography 2: Wind Power

With the second blog post’s theme of energy, I think it would be interesting to look into wind power. I was inspired to look into this topic because during my time studying in France I saw wind turbines everywhere and … Continue reading

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Final Post: 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 scarcer. Many people think that the issue can only be addressed at large-scale levels. … Continue reading

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Rainwater Collection and Reuse

In this blog, I am going to address rainwater collection and its potential to be reused for personal use. Obviously water is an essential part of day to day life; besides drinking it, we shower in it, wash our dishes, … Continue reading

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Bibliography 2: Expanding Public Transportation in America

Topic: How much more fuel-efficient is public transportation than cars? Also, what lessons can America take from Europe? Audience: Both people who drive a car regularly and governments who may be considering expanding public transportation. Hurdle, Jon. “Use of Public … Continue reading

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Assignment 1– The Kariba Dam

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 to … Continue reading

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Irrigation Systems-Final draft

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 it … Continue reading

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Bibliography for theme 2: How green are solar panels?

Topic Idea: For this blog theme I would like to look at the energy that is required to make solar panels, verses how the amount of energy that is generated from solar panels in a year. Although solar power seems … Continue reading

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