Author Archives: Alexandra Garip

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 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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Climate Change in the Antarctic

Climate change is often discussed among scientists and the media because it is, of course, a major concern among environmentalists and climatologists. It has been a budding concern for many years and it is important that we understand the affects … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: Forest Conservation

Our Earth, our home, is constantly undergoing hundreds of thousands of chemical reactions every day. One of the most important among these reactions, is the balance and emission of carbon dioxide from our forests. Forests have actually adapted to being … Continue reading

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Bibliography 4: Forest Conservation

Topic/Thesis: This post will examine and research the issue of deforestation; a process in which Earth’s forests are destroyed, causing massive damage to the environment. Post will discuss forest conservation as a method to battle this problem. Forest conservation is defined as … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Climate Change in the Antarctic

Climate change is often discussed among scientists and the media because it is, of course, a major concern among environmentalists and climatologists. It has been a budding concern for many years and it is important that we understand the affects … Continue reading

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Bibliography: Climate Change in the Antarctic

Intro/thesis: Climate change is often discussed among scientists and the media because it is, of course, a major concern among environmentalists and climatologists. It has been a budding concern for many years and it is important that we understand the … Continue reading

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Food Energy in the U.S: The Average American Diet

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 processes. … Continue reading

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Reading Response 1

Slow Steaming and the Supposed Limits to Growth       This article presents a very strong idea for the reader to hold onto: this “unholy alliance” between anti-environmentalist conservatives, anti-capitalists, and hard scientists, in regards to the proposition that … 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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Bibliography: Food Energy of U.S Citizens

Topic: Evaluate food energy (in calories) of U.S citizens to compare who is getting enough, too little, or too much. Compare with other areas of the world and inquire why the differences are what they are. Understand what food energy … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Solar Power

When homeowners make the decision to invest in a house, they are investing in a multitude of responsibilities such as insurance, safety, maintenance, etc. A major part of owning a home, of course, is energy. Energy is required to heat … Continue reading

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Math Test

\(x^3-3x^2-10x=0\) \((1+r)^n\) \((5.7\times 10^{-8}) \times (1.6 \times 10^{12}) = 9.12 \times 10^4\) \(\pi L(1-\alpha)R^2=4\pi\alpha T^4R^2\) \(12\text{km}\times \frac{0.6 \text{mile}}{1 \text {km}} \approx 7.2 \text{mile}\) \[12\text{km}\times \frac{0.6 \text{mile}}{1 \text {km}} \approx 7.2 \text{mile}\] \(4,173,445,346.50 \approx 4,200,000,000 = 4.2 \times 10^9\) \(50\text{m} \times \frac{3.4 … 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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Bibliography: Benefits of Solar Power

Topic: Evaluate electricity usage in households and compare to the advantages of Solar Energy. Understand the advantages Solar Power as not only to save money, but how it also helps the environment. Audience: People concerned with their energy usage in … Continue reading

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Introductory Post: Alexandra Garip

Hi my name is Alexandra Garip, but I go by Alex. I’m studying film and theater here at Penn State. I also do have an interest in sustainability which is part of the reason why I’ve chosen to take this … Continue reading

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