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‘We Are’ Making A Difference: Sustainability In The Big Ten

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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Final 4: Rising Waters

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 mega … Continue reading

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Blogpost 3 Final: Solar Powered Airports

Blogpost 3 Draft: Solar Powered Airports There has been a lot of news about countries around the world implementing solar panels to their international airports in order to conserve energy. I believe that this is a reasonable topic to talk … Continue reading

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final post #3 – Glacier Melting

Kaitlyn Christy Math 33 – Professor DeForest Blog Post 3- Final Post Climate Change (Glacier Melting)   Glacier Melting Due to Climate Change Why are the glaciers melting, and why is it such a big deal? These are the questions … Continue reading

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Rough Draft 3: Appliances and Energy

Intro: As a college senior, I am starting to research the “real world”. Which essentially means that I am looking at a lot of things that cost a lot of money. A way to save money and electricity is by … 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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Bibliography 4

My goal with this post is to elaborate on Andrew Guberlet’s discussion regarding Penn State OPP and its initiative to reduce the campus’ carbon footprint and help make the university more eco-friendly. I want to use tangible examples to help … Continue reading

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Wind Energy Comparison

In this blog I am going to address the topic of wind energy in the United States. Energy is constantly flowing and being “consumed” by citizens in order to power their day to day life. Coal and fossil fuels have … Continue reading

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Blogpost 4 Bibliography: Sustainability In Iceland

Blogpost 4 Bibliography: Sustainability In Iceland: According to the most sustainable countries in the world, Iceland is currently on the top of the list. For my final blogpost, I plan to research the reasons why Iceland has been dominating the world … Continue reading

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Bibliography 4: Yucca Mountain Problem

Topic: Nuclear energy is a clean source of electricity many parts of the country, specifically the north-east rely on. This means that many nuclear power plants are running to provide electricity. The only problem is the by-product of the nuclear … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3; water waste

The topic of water waste is a very revelant idea that has been talked about for years now. From the ways we are wating water to the areas where we can cut back and so on. This is not only … 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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Final Post 2: Penn State’s Solar Farm

Penn State has one of the largest campus’s in the country. The student body itself is upwards of 48,000. This means a lot of energy is required to keep the campus running. The campus has made many steps in the … Continue reading

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Read and Respond Assignment 1

This article has a very strong argument. Everyone is taught to do things that protect our environment and one way to do that is to recycle every single thing that we toss away. The rational behind this is that you … Continue reading

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Read and Respond Writing: The Numbers Don’t Lie

The article I decided to focus on was titled The Reign of Recycling by John Tierney. The thing that caught my eye in the article were the numbers. The strongest point of the article was when they mentioned that recycling … Continue reading

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Read and Respond Assignment 1

John Tierney writes in his article “The Reign of Recycling” that recycling does not actually lead to significant decreases in the amount of carbon put into the Earth’s atmosphere. Most of the time it is more expensive to recycle ordinary … Continue reading

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Reading Response 1: Slow Steaming and the Supposed Limits to Growth

Paul Krugman of the New York Times argues a point in saving energy that is usually overlooked. That strategy is: slow steaming. It is an adequate solution because in our modern society, we often struggle to correlate saving money and … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Clean cooking for the environment

With the convenience of cooking in our own home, we rarely think about the environment. We are constantly accustomed to having everything at our finger tips without much concern for the environment around us. What if this was not the … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Wind Energy

Energy is constantly flowing and being “consumed” by citizens in order to power their day to day life. Coal and fossil fuels have documented negative environmental impacts so it is important that we reduce our dependence on them. A potential … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Personal Energy Audit

Have you looked up each items on your monthly electric bills and really think about the energy uses? Have you ever care about what percentage of the energy consumption is actually wasteful and unnecessary? Being able to read the electric … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Just how effective is a hybrid?

Intro/Thesis As the years go on, so do the rising questions surrounding fossil fuels and alternative energy, such as renewable resources and the reduction of our carbon footprint. One of the most effective ways to do so, thus far, has been … Continue reading

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Math Test

\( x^3-3x^2-10x=0 \) \( (1+r)^n \) \(  (5.7\times10^{-8})\times(1.6\times10^{12})=9.12\times10^4 \) \( \pi L(1-\alpha)R^2=4\pi\alpha T^4R^2 \) \( 12\text{ km}\times\frac{0.6\text{ mile}}{1\text { km}}\approx7.2\text{ mile} \) \[ 12\text{ km}\times\frac{0.6\text{ mile}}{1\text{ km}}\approx7.2\text{ mile} \] \( 4,173,445,346.50\approx4,200,000,000=4.2\times10^9 \) \[ 50\text{ m}\times\frac{3.4\times10^6\text{ kg}}{1\text{ sec}}\times\frac{10\text{ J}}{1\text{ kg}\cdot1\text{ m}}=1.7\text{ … Continue reading

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Math Test Charles Bramble

\(x^3 – 3x^2 – 10x = 0\) \((1 + r)^n\) \((5.7 \times 10^-8) x (1.6 \times 10^12) = 9.12 \times 10^4\) \(\pi L(1 – \alpha )R^2 = 4\pi \sigma T^4R^2\) \(12 \text{ km} \times \frac{0.6 \text{ mile}}{1 \text{ km}} \approx … Continue reading

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Bibliography 2

My mission with this post is to advocate something that I do every single day: ride a bike. It’s no secret that CO2 emissions from cars, busses, etc. is having an adverse effect on the earth’s atmosphere. There’s plenty to … Continue reading

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Bibliography 2: Wind Power

With the second blog post’s theme of energy, I think it would be interesting to look into wind power. I was inspired to look into this topic because during my time studying in France I saw wind turbines everywhere and … Continue reading

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Rainwater Collection and Reuse

In this blog, I am going to address rainwater collection and its potential to be reused for personal use. Obviously water is an essential part of day to day life; besides drinking it, we shower in it, wash our dishes, … Continue reading

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bibliography 2: Is solar power the best option?

Topic: I want to figure out if the solar power the best option. If not, what kind of energy is the best? And, can Penn State solely depends on the Solar power to meet the daily demand and fulfill the … Continue reading

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1, How can people save water at home in their daily life? final post

How can people save water at home in their daily life? Conservation of water is the most cost effective and environmentally friendly method of decreasing the water demand and the waste of water on the globe. The water is the … Continue reading

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Water Conservation

Living in North America there are many ways to conserve water in our everyday life inside our own household, but what about in college? My primary focus is to study and observe ideas, case studies, theories and quantitative methods of … Continue reading

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Bibliography 2 – Alec West

Topic: I want to talk about how much energy is produced by the Penn State campus and whether it is feasible to produce all that electricity by solar power. I will also examine how many solar panels will be needed … Continue reading

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Math Test

\(x^3-3x^2-10x=0\) \((1+r)^n\) \((5.7\times 10^{-8})\times (1.6\times10^{12})= 9.12\times 10^{4}\) \(\pi L(1-\alpha)R^2=4\pi\sigma T^4R^2\) \(12\text{km}\times \frac {0.6 \text{mi}} {1 \text {km}}\approx 7.2\text{mi}\) \[12\text{km}\times \frac {0.6 \text{mi}} {1 \text {km}}\approx 7.2\text{mi}\] 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}} { … Continue reading

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Math Test

1. \(x^3-3x^2-10X=0\) 2. \((1+r)^n\) 3. \((5.7 x 10^{-8}) x (1.6 x 10^{12})= 9.12 x 10^{4}\) 4. \(\pi L(1- \alpha)R^{2} = 4\pi\sigma T^{4} R^{2}\) 5.\(12 km \times\frac{0.6\text{ mile}}{{1}\ km}= 7.2\text{ miles}\) \[12 km \times\frac{0.6\text{ mile}}{{1}\ km}= 7.2\text{ miles}\] 6. \( 4,173,445,346.50 … Continue reading

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Math Test Laura Nestor

\(x^3-3x^2-10x=0\) \((1+r)^n\) \((5.7\times10^{-8})\times(1.6\times10^{12})=9.12×10^4\) \(\pi{L}(1-\alpha){R^2}=4\pi\sigma{T^4}{R^2}\) \(12\text{km}\times\frac{0.6\text{mile}}{{1}\text{km}}\approx7.2\text{mile}\) \[12\text{km}\times\frac{0.6\text{mile}}{{1}\text{km}}\approx7.2\text{mile}\] \(4,173,445,346.50\approx4,200,000,000=4.2\times10^9\) \[50\text{m}\times\frac{3.4\times10^6\text{kg}}{1\text{sec}}\times\frac{10\text{J}}{1\text{kg}\cdot1\text{m}}=1.7\text{ GW}\] \(\$5,000\times(1+0.012)^{30}\approx\$7,150\)

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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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Math Test

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

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