Monthly Archives: December 2016

Fracking: The Good, the Bad, and the Regulations

What is Fracking? Fracking is the common use term for “Hydraulic Fracturing”, the process by which a rock is fractured using a highly pressurized liquid in order to open it up and extract oil or gas. Usually, water is the … Continue reading

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The United States’ Destiny to the New Energy

As global temperatures rise, it becomes more and more important to curb the emission of greenhouse gases such as CO2. One of the greatest contributors to CO2 emissions is, of course, the energy industry. According to the U.S. Energy Information … Continue reading

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Circular Economies

It has become clear that human – particularly industrial – waste does more than damage the environment. It also creates inefficiencies in the markets in which it is involved, and inhibits economic success in several ways. For example, many valuable … Continue reading

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Food Group Blog Compilation

Daniel Ciaravino: The following is a compilation of five topics from five Aquinas College students in Dr. Todd Yarbrough’s environmental economics class from the fall semester of 2016. The main focal point of these five topics is to explores issues … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Dying?

The Great Lakes have suffered from major pollution  problems for many years as once thought water could dissolve anything put into. Obsessively that was proven pretty wrong. As we had river catch on fire from being so polluted. Why is … Continue reading

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Donating Destruction?

The fashion culture of our modern day consistently enforces “More is better”. We are perpetually taught that we need the next new trend to avoid being faux pas. But where do all our endless attempts to fit in end up? … Continue reading

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“I Need… Waaaaaater.”: Did SpongeBob Forecast Our Water Consumption Issues?

High water consumption and rising water deficits create an issue which will depend on agricultural and technological innovation in the future. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, over 80 percent of water in the America is used for … Continue reading

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