Category Archives: Rants & Raves!

Cigarettes and the Environment

by Malena Buker Most people know that smoking pollutes the air and the lungs. However, the negative effects of cigarette smoking do not end at the ash tray. Two hundred and eighty billion cigarettes are purchased each year, and most of these cigarettes end up as litter on highways, parks, and beaches. Here, toxic chemicals in the cigarettes… Continue Reading


by Jessica Garrity According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (the EPA), climate change is “significant change in the measures of climate lasting for an extended period of time.” The measures of climate include temperature, wind patterns and precipitation, and it is major changes in any of these areas that constitute climate change. Contrary… Continue Reading

Energy and Environmental Myths, Misconceptions, and Controversies – Solar Roadways Part 2

This might be a three part blog instead of a two part one. I’m way more hesitant than I should be about this subject. The thing is, a lot of the people in this program are REALLY enthusiastic about Solar Roadways, and I don’t want to be the biggest downer of all time without due… Continue Reading

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