I’ve selected this topic because it has been a huge part of my senior year as a Mechanical Engineer. The Solar Sausage project has been a very difficult and prolonged task, but rewarding at the same time. 86 more words
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- What are ‘Garden Cities’ Without a Garden Culture?: “Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness, an international exploration of the ecological mindset and lifestyle of ‘natural farmers,’ most of whom are urban transplants, and some of whom still live or work in an urban context.” 192 more words
Desalination, like other major industrial processes, has environmental impacts that must be understood and mitigated, particularly the effects on the marine environment associated with the construction and long-term operation of seawater desalination plants, including withdrawing water from the ocean and discharging the highly concentrated brine. 149 more words
As California’s current drought reaches desperate proportion, San Diego County has chosen to invest $1 billion to construct what will be the largest desalination plant in the western hemisphere in its north county town of Carlsbad. 427 more words
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Desalination is a hot topic now. Especially with the water crisis that California is in. People seem to assume that this process doesn’t effect the environment nearly as much as it really does. 119 more words