The CO2 storage capacity of areas favorable for CCS in the United States amounts to 150 x 1015 g of CO2—equivalent to about 25 years of our emissions at current levels.
All this argues for the electric utility companies to spend far less money planning natural-gas and nuclear-fired power plants and far more on wind mills and improvements to the grid
Agriculture activities are a significant contributor to human emissions of greenhouse gases. When new fields are opened for farming, cultivation often results in the loss of 40 to 60% of the organic matter from soils,Continue reading
Overall, embodied energy represents about a third of the energy used in modern society.
I watched a TED Talk by the policy advisor Simon Anholt the other day, titled “Who would the rest of the world vote for in your country’s election?” He asserted the following: “I think that ifContinue reading
Since the 1950s, nearly 60% of Costa Rica’s forests have been cut at one period in time for the purpose of ranching.[i] Cows now graze on an estimated 35.5% of Costa Rica’s landmass, and accountContinue reading
Throughout human history, the availability of water has determined patterns of human settlements and the success of human endeavor.
One of the most unique parts of being an undergraduate in the Nicholas School is the opportunity to participate in the Stanback Internship Program. I completed an internship with the program last summer and discoveredContinue reading
Each year I lead an activity at the FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, & Science) Capstone event on Duke’s campus. It is imperative to show younger generations of women that they can be the scientists, inventors and engineers of the future.
As it gets harder for anyone to believe that the global climate is not changing, the argument seems to be shifting to whether or not the changes are caused by humans. For this, I rememberContinue reading