Category Archives: Student Writing Drafts

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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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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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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 Post 3 ; How much water is too much?

The topic of wasting water is a very relevant and modern day topic especially considering the population is growing at a rapid pace. America is becoming more populated as we speak. This calls for change in behavior from all individuals, … 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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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: E-readers vs. textbooks

Have you even picked up a textbook? Chances are you have and maybe as some point, you even have bought an e-reader. E-readers vs textbooks have been an interesting debate since e-readers came out for the first time in the … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: E-textbook vs Printed textbook

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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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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Assignment 4: Charles Bramble Textbooks vs eBooks

Topic: Whether E-books or Textbooks are more “Green.” Audience: Students and Teachers who are concerned about the environment and the environmental impact of the typical activities in education. Source 1: Ethical Consumer:http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/ethicalreports/buyingbookswithoutamazon/environment.aspx Relevant claims: Discusses the environmental impact of E-books, looking specifically … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: 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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Assignment 4: Draft

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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Assignment 4: Forest restoration

The fourth topic I will be focusing on is that of forrest 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 … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: Nuclear Waste Repository

Intro: Chernobyl. Three-mile Island. Fukushima. All of these nuclear power plant sites have seen what happens when nuclear energy and its process gets away from us. These events have dire consequences immediately and for centuries to come. Now what if … 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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E-book vs Text Book Bibliography

Topic: Whether E-books or Textbooks are more “Green” Audience: Students and Teachers who are concerned about the environment and the environmental impact of the typical activities in education. Source 1: Ethical Consumer: http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/ethicalreports/buyingbookswithoutamazon/environment.aspx  Relevant claims: Discusses the environmental impact of E-books, … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: How is meat production hurting the water?

In this draft, I would like to speak about how meat production is hurting our water. If you have seen anything along the line in the documentary, called cowspiracy, you might know that our water usage is in trouble. We … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Appliances and Energy

The topic of this blog post will be about how to save electricity and money by buying newer appliances. And while that might seem like a rather consumerist statement, appliances are a major drain of electricity. The older they are, … 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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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 4: Draft Ebook and paper book, which is more sustainable?

Topic: Nowadays, the world is centered around technology and it has made people’s lives more convenient. However, does technology really come at no cost? When the disadvantages seem to be invisible, it does not mean that they don’t exist. Paper books and … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: 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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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: 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 3: Florida Threatened by Global Warming Rough Draft

Topic: How long before we lose Florida to Global Warming Audience: Naysayers about Global Warming and more specifically the public that believes them. Source 1: Natural Resources Defense Council “http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/florida/execsum.asp”  Relevant claims: Discusses the possibility of Florida property damage and loss … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Climate Impacts on Water Resources Rough Draft

First Paragraph: Severe weather changes would be resulted by Global Warming. As temperature increases, water resources are especially affected. Droughts, melted glacial ice, declining sea levels are all consequences. Human activities are also affected and eventually the balance between climate, energy … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: Funan River pollution circumstance

When learning the equilibrium state about a system, in the class we discussed some examples of simple pollutant lake. This time I want to figure out a real life problem about a river in my hometown. Funan River is across the … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Draft

Intro: 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 … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Global Warming: What Our Candidates Believe Vs. The Truth

2016 is a pivotal year for each president hopeful as the race intensifies for both the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations. A bevy of issues will be placed at the forefront to be discussed, and each candidate will hold a … 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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Assignment 4: Vegetarian America?

In my next blog post I would like to talk about how much energy we could save if we, as a country, didn’t eat red meat. Also, I think it would be interesting to see what other kind of benefits … Continue reading

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Bibliography 4

The fourth topic I will focus on is that of restoring forests 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. In … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Urban Cooling

Intro: Urban cooling is a recent phenomenon that that is very beneficial to society. By definition, the practice causes resilience against excessive heat that is often found in a city, filled with cramped skyscrapers and numerous amount of pollution. Since … Continue reading

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