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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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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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Assignment 3 final: Methane Emitting Food.

With the all the new knowledge that the World has been accruing in the past 20-30 years on Global Warming and Climate Change, the main focus seems to be on how bad burning fossil fuels is. But is the burning … Continue reading

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Assignment4: Draft

In our World today there are many different ways for generating power, which our society is so reliant on for nearly everything. Cooking, washing, learning, typing this assignment, all require energy to complete. Through the decades, and about last century … Continue reading

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Topic #4 Bib: What to do with nuclear waste?

Topic: For my fourth topic, I would like to look at the United States nuclear waste disposal, and the Yucca Mountain waste disposal site. Compared to fossil fuels, nuclear power seems like it would be a viable option for generating … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: draft

With the all the new knowledge that the World has been accruing in the past 20-30 years on Global Warming and Climate Change, the main focus seems to be on how bad burning fossil fuels is. But is the burning … Continue reading

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Assignment 2 Final Post

We currently live in a time where many people are conscious of the impact humans are creating on the world. One impact is the way we create energy through the burning of fossil fuels, which is releasing carbon dioxide (CO2) … Continue reading

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Assignment #3 Bibliography: Not all farming is clean.

Topic: For my third topic I will look at how industrial farming in the United States, both livestock and crop farming, is a major polluter of methane and carbon dioxide. I will look at how the pollutants from industrial farming … Continue reading

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Read and Response #1

The article I choose to write about for this assignment was the John Tierney piece on recycling. Over all I found this article really interesting, the problems associated with recycling is not something we talk much about in our society … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: How green is solar power?

We currently live in a time where many people are conscious of the impact humans are creating on the world. One impact the way we create energy through using fossil fuels, which is releasing carbon dioxide (CO2) into the Earth’s … Continue reading

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Theme 1Final Post: The Cost of Fresh Water

There are many stories of countries in the world with little or no water; water that is muddy, or contaminated by other means. But many people do not realize there are areas closer to our back yard with the same … 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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Math test

1- \(x^3-3x^2-10x=0\) 2- \((1+r)^n\) 3- \((5.7\times10^{-8})\times(1.6\times10^{12})=9.12\times10^{4}\) 4- \(\pi\text{L}(1-\alpha)\text{R}^2=4\pi\sigma\text{T}^4\text{R}^2\) 5- \( 12\text {km} \times \frac{0.6\text{mile}}{1\text{km}} \approx 7.2\text{mile}\) \[ 12\text {km} \times \frac{0.6\text{mile}}{1\text{km}} \approx 7.2\text{mile}\] 6- \(4,173,445,346.50\approx 4,200,000,000=4.2\times 10^{9}\) 7- \[50\text{m}\times \frac{3.4\times 10^{6}\text{kg}}{1\text{sec}}\times \frac{10\text{J}}{1\text {kg}\times 1\text {m}}=1.7\text{GW}\] 8- \(\$5,000\times(1+0.012)^{30}\approx \$ 7,150\)

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Math Test

1- \(x^3-3x^2-10x=0\) 2- \((1+r)^n\) 3- \((5.7\times10^{-8})\times(1.6\times10^{12})=9.12\times10^{4}\) 4- \(\pi\text{L}(1-\alpha)\text{R}^2=4\pi\sigma\text{T}^4\text{R}^2\) 5- \( 12\text {km} \times \frac{0.6\text{mile}}{1\text{km}} \approx 7.2\text{mile}\) \[ 12\text {km} \times \frac{0.6\text{mile}}{1\text{km}} \approx 7.2\text{mile}\] 6- \(4,173,445,346.50\approx 4,200,000,000=4.2\times 10^{9}\) 7- \[50\text{m}\times \frac{3.4\times 10^{6}\text{kg}}{1\text{sec}}\times \frac{10\text{J}}{1\text {kg}\times 1\text {m}}=1.7\text{GW}\] 8- \(\$5,000\times(1+0.012)^{30}\approx \$ 7,150\)

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Assignment 1: Materia-The Coast of Clean Water.

There are many stories of countries in the world with little or no water. But many people do not realize there are areas closer to our back yard with the same problems. Flint, Michigan is one of those areas, and … Continue reading

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Bibliography: The Coast of Fresh Water

Topic: The main focus for this project will be to find what estimated cost the Flint city council thought would be saved by not buying water from Detroit and connecting to a new pipeline that will take water from Lake … Continue reading

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Introductory Post: Michael Materia

Hello, my name is Michael Materia, I am a senior majoring in Human Geography, with a focus in urban planning and policy, and human interaction with urban environments. I took this class because I am not very good with math … Continue reading

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