Monthly Archives: April 2016

Final 4: America’s Ultimate Security Risk

Chernobyl, Three-mile Island, and Fukushima are nuclear power plant sites which have seen what happens when nuclear energy and it’s process are not conducted correctly. These events have dire consequences not only immediately but also for centuries to come. In … Continue reading

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The Continued Greening of the Olympics

Every two years, the world gathers around its televisions to watch the greatest sporting spectacle on the planet: the Olympics. Both the Summer and Winter Games draw together millions of people at home and in the host city to watch … Continue reading

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Putting An End To SeaWorld

When I was young I took a trip with my family to SeaWorld, thinking it was the most amazing place on earth; I was obsessed with dolphins and orcas. But what I didn’t know at that age is how terrible … Continue reading

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‘We Are’ Making A Difference: Sustainability In The Big Ten

Penn State serves as one of the nation’s preeminent research institutions, serving as a pioneer of sorts in a handful of fields. Although the university’s presence can be felt worldwide thanks to its global impact, much of that research is … Continue reading

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Introductory Post: Ziqiao Han

Hi everyone, my name is Ziqiao Han. I’m a Chinese student major in supply chain management. Math 033 is an elective class for me. For the field of supply chain, there are many theories about the sustainability and efficiency of … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: Where will the nuclear waste go?

In our World today there are multiple ways for generating the electricity that our society is so reliant on for nearly everything. Cooking, washing, learning, typing this assignment, and even driving all require electricity to run and operate. For about … Continue reading

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Final Post 4; Forest Restoration

I will be focusing on forest restoration and the planting of trees after construction. This is an issue within all of the world, considering construction is going on everywhere room needs to be made for the population growth. In order … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: The Keystone XL Pipeline

The Obama administration has taken many steps to make the United State a more environmentally-friendly nation, including investing in renewable energies and encouraging more EPA regulation. Perhaps the most controversial move to curb Climate Change was President Obama’s decision to prevent construction … Continue reading

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Fighting Forest Destruction

Our Earth, our home, is constantly undergoing hundreds of thousands of chemical reactions every day. There are many  ecosystems on Earth that are a crucial part in the system of the these reactions occurring each day. Forests are among these … Continue reading

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Read and Response 2: Don’t be fooled – Elon Musk’s electric cars aren’t about to save the planet

Bjorn Lomborg of the Telegraph argues against the upcoming and much anticipated Tesla 3 car. Although it is penned as a “world-changing car” the author surely does not buy into that claim, considering that it is not even under construction, … Continue reading

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Vegetarian America?

There is a stigma surrounding those who give up eating meat. The majority of the population in the United States does not realize that there are tremendous health benefits to becoming a vegetarian. I think it would be interesting to see … Continue reading

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Read and Response 2

This is the response to Bjorn Lomborg’s article Don’t be fooled – Elon Musk’s electric cars aren’t about to save the planet. I noticed the author have a really interesting claim that the author makes the electric powered car equal … Continue reading

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Elon Musk; Coal and electric cars

When I first read this article, I was very surprised how much coal we use to power electricity and how much of a problem this is. It really made me question how well electric cars really are for the environment … Continue reading

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Read and Respond

Right off the bat, I think this article does a fine job at presenting us with the problem at hand: an electric car that’s “supposed” to be good for the environment. I believe that a good hook is one that … Continue reading

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Read And Respond 2: Elon Musk’s Electric Cars

Let’s face it; the impact of CO2 on our environment is palpable, and for all the wrong reasons. Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, highlighted these important facts during an introductory presentation for the Model 3. But while Musk … Continue reading

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Read and Response: Sustainability

Sustainability is omnipresent at universities nation-wide, including Penn State. It is seemingly an important aspect of maintaining the environment. In addition, colleges across the country are starting to divest from fossil fuel companies. However, columnist George Will believes the movement … Continue reading

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Read and Respond 2: Bjorn Lomborg vs. Tesla

Bjorn Lomborg brings up some very valid points in his article about electric cars not being quite as clean as people are led to believe.  He brings up the very valid point that in order to power these cars, they … Continue reading

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Read and Respond 2

The author of “Don’t be fooled – Elon Musk’s electric cars aren’t about to save the planet,” Bjorn Lomborg, is right: the Tesla 3 won’t save the world. So much more needs to be done than just replacing petroleum-powered cars … Continue reading

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Read and Respond 2:

First and foremost, it is important to note that George F. Will’s article, “Sustainability Gone Mad on College Campuses,” is labeled as an opinion piece and it should be treated as such. Opinion, with no basis in fact, is exactly … Continue reading

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READ AND RESPONSE – “Don’t Be Fooled”

Kaitlyn Christy Math 33 April 23, 2016 Read and Respond to : “Don’t be fooled – Elon Musk’s electric cars aren’t about to save the planet”   First of all, I actually really enjoyed reading this article, and I thought … Continue reading

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Read and Respond 2: Don’t be fooled – Elon Musk’s electric cars aren’t about to save the planet

The article, Don’t be fooled – Elon Musk’s electric cars aren’t about to save the planet, sheds light on electric cars and their dark side. Many people think electric cars are better for the environment. They think this because of a single factor, … Continue reading

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Read and Respond 2

Bjorn Lomborg’s article Don’t Be Fooled- Elon Musk’s Electric Cars Aren’t About to Save The Planet, conveys the inconvenient truth behind Tesla’s electric cars. In this article, Lomborg explains that there was so much excitement and hype about Tesla’s debut … Continue reading

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Read and Respond #2

For the final read and response assignment I am choosing to comment on the Bjørn Lomborg article titled “Don’t be fooled-Elon Musk’s electric cars aren’t about the save the planet”. The main argument to this article is that Tesla’s cars … Continue reading

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Read and Respond; Sustainability on college campuses

The overall message George F. Will is trying to get across is a very relevant topic to myself and society as a whole. Will is arguing the point of divestment for college campuses, saying that this would ultimately prove to … Continue reading

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Reading Response 2

My response is to the article “ Don’t be fooled” Elon Musk’s article about electric cars. After reading the article I was really interested in the last couple paragraphs. Musk mentioned that the Tesla will emit only about 1 ton … Continue reading

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What’s Cooler Than Urban Cooling?

You walk into a city and what do you see? Skyscrapers, rowhomes, and business buildings as far as the eye can see. However, as visually appealing these man-made structures are, they bring a lot of detriment to a city. In … Continue reading

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Read and Respond Writing Assignment

Read and Response assignment due on Saturday, April 23rd This is the second (and final) read and respond assignment for the semester. Read each of the two articles listed below.  Choose one article and write a response on the blog. … Continue reading

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Draft for Blog Post #4 – Overfishing

Kaitlyn Christy Math 33 Blog Post #4 Draft Overfishing In The Ocean   Overfishing in the Ocean has been going on since fishing became profitable. Overfishing is defined as “depleting the stock of fish in (a body of water) by … Continue reading

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Peer Review – Nuclear Waste

Kaitlyn Christy Math 33 Peer Review for Blog Post 4 (draft) Good points: You did a great job in describing what nuclear power is and the pressing issue that is nuclear waste. I really like how in depth you got … Continue reading

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Final. Meat production hurting the planet

If you have seen anything along the line in the documentary, called cowspiracy, you might know that our water usage is in trouble. We have mass amounts of droughts coming from all over the united states and a huge contributor … Continue reading

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Final 4: Rising Waters

We are living in a modern day Atlantis. As we continue to pollute the atmosphere with greenhouse gases our oceans creep closer to swallowing our cities. Most of the world’s population lives along water. These people are mostly in mega … Continue reading

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Final. E-books vs Printed textbooks/ Protect environment

Nowadays, with the rapidly increasing amount of environmental problems faced with human beings, people started realizing they should pay attention on environmental protection. Trees are always the necessity of human. Trees not only can provide people with air to breathe, … Continue reading

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Assumption vs Fact: Man-Made Climate Change

Whether or not we want to believe it, climate change is real. Not only is it real, but it’s a clear and present danger that could dictate our planet’s well being — along with its inhabitants. But the subject of … Continue reading

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Salutations from Submerged Florida

This February has broken records for hottest February in history. Many hear this and think nothing of it, but there are some that hear this and grow concerned. This record breaking heat can be attributed to global warming. There are … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Rising Sea Levels

Global climate change is one of the gravest challenges that humanity faces today. One of the most dangerous impacts that climate change has had is the crisis of rising sea levels. As the Earth continues to warm and the polar … Continue reading

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