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Small amounts of water in one home dripping from a faucet can add up to huge monetary and resource losses
Should I Unplug?
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Biking vs Driving
How much difference would biking to work one day per week make?
How Biodiverse is Lake Superior? An exercise in proportions.
Students use critical thinking and algebra to measure and evaluate the biodiversity in Lake Superior.
Shift in life expectancy
Determining the shift in expected life span over a century and the social and environmental impact
Economics of installing Solar PV panels: is it worth it to the individual?
We show that it is economical for an individual to install solar photovoltaic panels in Denver, Colorado; and this is a sustainable strategy for society at large.
Estimating OUR Carbon Footprint
Ben Galluzzo, Shippensburg University; Jean McGivney-Burelle; Rikki Wagstrom
Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Energy Released in an Earthquake
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Question A magnitude 8.5 earthquake (such as the 1964 Good Friday earthquake in Alaska) releases about 1x1018 joules of energy. The atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima released about 1.5x1013 joules of energy. How ...
BotEC: The San Andreas Fault's Rate of Movement
Question: The San Andrea is an active fault zone, marked by frequent earthquake activity. The crust southwest of this strike-slip fault (including Los Angeles) is sliding to the northwest relative to the other ...
Nitrate Levels in the Rock Creek Park Watershed, Washington DC, 2: Variability
Module by: Mark C. Rains and Len Vacher, University of South Florida Marian Norris, National Parks Service, Center for Urban Ecology Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate standard deviation and z-values to examine a possible outlier in a positively skewed data set.