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September 21 2011

Adapting to Our Water Future: Arizona State University Town Hall Meeting

September 21st, 2011Posted by 

Arizona is very hot; a state dominated by a desert climate. Therefore, water is one of the most prevalent topics of the state. It also has a very strong sustainability department offering a valued undergraduate degree. As of now, it is one of the only schools in the nation to offer this degree. These are […]

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August 15 2011

How You Can Live Without Paying a Utility Bill

August 15th, 2011Posted by 

The average monthly residential utility bill in America is $104.52. Per year, this is $1,254.24 per residence. For the country (approx. 125 million), this adds up to $156,780,000,000. This is the amount that could be saved if the grid was totally sustainable. However, because of a spotty electrical grid, substantial energy losses through transmission, and […]

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August 01 2011

How To Redevelop American Cities: Ideas from Garden City Theory

August 1st, 2011Posted by 

The following is a critique on the design of the American city. The proposal is not an end in itself but rather a type of skeleton to allow the rest of society to grow upon. It draws some ideas from Garden City theory in its use of clusters that provide town and country except the clusters […]

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July 18 2011

How to Increase Rail and Train Use: Restructuring United States Transportation

July 18th, 2011Posted by 

Ever since the United States gave the bulk of their transportation duties to the highway system, with heavy subsidies, rail transportation has become comparatively expensive. For all others uses, besides long distance industrial uses, the highway has taken the reigns. In the early 20th century, not long after this dominion, it was revealed to Americans […]

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July 04 2011

Resource Scarcity and War: How They Relate

July 4th, 2011Posted by 

Imagine a country that has, through engineering, progressed production to the point that goods are essentially unlimited. And/or it has used landscape architecture to make its built environment much more efficient and friendly. It is a situation where political autonomy AND economic versatility would thrive…This is the goal of sustainability – to make goods unlimited.

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June 20 2011

Plasma Converter: Turning Landfills into Usable Oil

June 20th, 2011Posted by 

Revolutionary machines of such type come around rarely, and this one in particular, offers a way to clean up our landfills and turn garbage into a somewhat “renewable resource.”

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June 06 2011

How the Fission-Fusion Loop Can Eliminate Nuclear Waste

June 6th, 2011Posted by 

Since fission is splitting the atom and fusion is fusing it back together just make it so the outputs of one become the inputs of another in a never-ending loop.

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May 23 2011

Lightning: The Limitless Power Source

May 23rd, 2011Posted by 

…if the world could capture even a quarter of annual lightning at 250 kW-hours, it would produce 87.5 billion kW-hours, which according to Department of Energy Statistics, would be a significant portion of global energy demand…

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