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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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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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Final Post 3: Cut the Meat, Save the Earth

Everyday, we are inundated with meat products. A glance around the dining hall will often reveal burgers, chicken, beef stir-fry and more. To some, meat is a delicious part of a meal loaded with protein and great flavor.  While I … Continue reading

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Post 4: Keystone XL Pipeline Draft (Jonathan Gross)

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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Assignment 4: Keystone Pipeline

Topic:In my piece, I will discuss the benefits and negatives of the Keystone Pipeline. I will also talk about the history and political implications of the pipeline. Audience: Anyone looking to learn more about the much-discussed Keystone Pipeline. Source 1: … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Cut the Meat, Save the Earth (Jonathan Gross)

Everyday, we are inundated with meat products. A glance around the dining hall will often reveal burgers, chicken, beef stir-fry and more. To some, meat is a delicious part of a meal loaded with protein and great flavor.  While I … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3: Meat and Climate Change

Topic: I will discuss how livestock, namely cows, negatively affects the environment. Through my piece, I will try to convince readers to eat less meat if they truly care about the environment. I plan on doing this by presenting statistics on … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: The Government and Solar Power: A Perfect Match

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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Read and Response 1: Jonathan Gross

The article I am responding to is Why Africa Needs Fossil Fuels. The article, written by Bjorn Lomberg, argues for a transition from renewable energy to fossil fuel energy. Eighty percent of Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy, excluding South Africa, comes from renewables. … 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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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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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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Math Test

\(x^3-3x^2-10x=0\) \((1+r)^n\) \((5.7\times 10^{-8})\times(1.6\times 10^{12})=9.12\times 10^{4}\) \(\pi L(1-\alpha)R^2=4\pi\sigma T^4R^2\) \(12 km\times\frac{0.6 mile}{1 km}\approx 7.2 mile\)  \(4,173,445,346.50\approx 4,200,000,000=4.2\times 10^9\) \[4,173,445,346.50\approx 4,200,000,000=4.2\times 10^9\] \[50 m\times \frac{3.4\times 10^6 kg}{1 sec}\times \frac{10 J}{1 kg\cdot1 m}=1.7 GW\] \(\$5,000\times (1+0.012)^{30}\approx \$7,150\)

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Assignment 1: 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 more scarce. Many people think that the issue can only be addressed at large-scale … Continue reading

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Bibliography: Water at Home

Topic: How can everyday citizens cut down on water usage at home by 50 percent? Audience: Homeowners/renters looking to minimize their water footprint. Source 1: eartheasy, “Water conservation at home” Relevant claims: Lists 25 ways to conserve water at home. … Continue reading

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Introductory Post: Jonathan Gross

Hello! My name is Jonathan Gross and I am a freshman double-majoring in broadcast (sports) journalism and international politics (national security). I plan on having a minor, but I am not sure of what to study in that regard. I … Continue reading

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