Author Archives: Emily Overdorf

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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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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Assignment 4: Draft- Market for oil and what would happen without it

Intro: Crude oil has been regarded as one of the most important commodities in the world. It has been observed that crude oil prices are hugely controlled by shocks to the flow of supply of oil and flow demand. Through … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3: Food Miles

Topic: Discuss the impact of food transportation and how it relates to climate change. Audience: people who interested in knowing more about how far their food travels or about buying local products. http://www.religioustolerance.org/tomek33.htm discusses the pollution due to land travel … Continue reading

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Hybrid vs Gasoline Vehicle

Today, many Americans are becoming more environmentally conscious, therefore many eco-friendly vehicles have emerged as an attractive alternative to gas-powered cars. A hybrid vehicle is a fuel efficient vehicle having two motors- one is a gasoline powered motor and the … Continue reading

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Read and Response

Growing up I always thought recycling was environmentally friendly and saved the planet, but as I got older I learned that it is more of a burden rather than beneficial to the environment. I think the article “The Reign of … 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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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 2: Energy loss in a vehicle

Topic: Discuss how much energy is lost in a vehicle and the potential to improve fuel efficency with technology Audience: anyone who drives may be interested in learning how much energy an engine uses and where all the energy goes. … Continue reading

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Math Test

\(x^3-3x^2-10x=0\) \((1+r)^n\) \((5.7 x 10^{-8})x(1.6 x 10^{12})=9.12 x 10^4\) \(\pi L(1-\alpha)R^{2}=4\pi\sigma T^{4}R^{2}\) \(12 \text {km} \times \frac {0.6\text { mile}}{1\text { km}} \approx 7.2 \text {mile}\) \[12 \text {km} \times \frac {0.6\text { mile}}{1\text { km}} \approx 7.2 \text {mile}\] … 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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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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Introductory post: Emily Overdorf

Hi! My name is Emily Overdorf, I am a junior majoring in Photojournalism/Multimedia and minoring in Geography. I took this class because most of my Geog courses have been about sustainability so I was curious to see how well this … Continue reading

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