Daily Archives: February 19, 2016

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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bibliography 2: Is solar power the best option?

Topic: I want to figure out if the solar power the best option. If not, what kind of energy is the best? And, can Penn State solely depends on the Solar power to meet the daily demand and fulfill the … Continue reading

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Center Pivot Irrigation and The Ogallala Aquifer

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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1, How can people save water at home in their daily life? final post

How can people save water at home in their daily life? Conservation of water is the most cost effective and environmentally friendly method of decreasing the water demand and the waste of water on the globe. The water is the … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Are You An Energy Source?

I will start out this blog post by saying none of this is possible, yet!! But just like man flying and pre-sliced bread, was once things only dreamt about, this to could transcend the dreams of men and become a reality. … Continue reading

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Recycling – A Real-Life Positive

Often, the process of recycling – which is known as collecting and processing the old and converting them into the new – receives negative attention. This occurs due to misconceptions about its economic payout. However, the environmental benefits outweigh it all. Most notably, the process decreases … Continue reading

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Bibliography 2: Clean Cooking for the Environment

Topic: Cooking styles that is more beneficial for the environment- alternatives and helping the environment Source 1: “Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.” Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves. Web. 19 Feb. 2016. -Displays what is going on in our world against the … Continue reading

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Bibliography: Household Photovoltaics

Topic: Household Photovoltaic Installation Audience: Anyone who hopes to offset their power bills also make an investment that will pay for itself over its lifetime. Source 1: Direct Energy Solar. Payback Period of Solar Installation. August, 2014. Relevant data is … Continue reading

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Grey Water Toilets

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 in … Continue reading

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How Does Fracking and Nuclear Power Production Affect Water?

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 of … Continue reading

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Responsible Irrigation For Our Nation’s Golf Courses

Golf is one of the most popular sports in America, and with roughly 25 million players teeing it up each season across the nation, courses are pressed to use surrounding natural resources in order to maintain their facilities and ensure … Continue reading

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bibliography 2: How many calories should people eat per day?

Topic: You know there is a increasing trend that more and more people are getting obesity. Some people blame it on the fast food chains developed in America and criticize the high calories inside those fast foods. So I want … Continue reading

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