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Pig-Sized Rats: The Life and Struggles of the Capybara

The capybara is the world’s largest rodent and lives throughout Central and South America. The Creatures Being about the size of an average pig, these things are very unique in the world for several reasons. They’re semi-aquatic, always living near water for food and protection, consume and digest grasses in some advantageous ways, and are fairly […]

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Austrian Artifact Final Paper

Madison Buckley COR-330-10 Artifact Project 12/2/2016 Prof. Allen-Pennebaker Spittelau Power Plant As a waste incineration plant, the Spittelau power plant in Vienna generates electricity by burning garbage. The original Spittelau power plant was built in 1969, and operated for many successful years until a fire in 1987 destroyed the building. Obviously, this building had to […]

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Spittelau, Changing the Game Since 1971

Christa Bennett COR: Vienna: Bridge from West-East Betsy Allen-Pennebaker 11/25/16   Spittelau, Changing the Game Since 1971             Vienna, Austria is known for being the world’s best place to live and for some of the most exquisite architecture in the world. From palaces to government buildings, cemeteries to the many churches, you can go almost […]

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Effects of Mercury pollution in the Amazon

Mercury pollution is one of the deadliest and most damaging pollutants that there are. Since a gold rush in the Amazon region that started in the 90’s Hg(Mercury) levels in the ecosystem has increased dramatically. This has a direct effect on the surrounding areas communities as this pollutant affects fish which is a large portion of […]

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Technology to Combat Deforestation

The Amazon rainforest is an invaluable area because of its immense biodiversity and connection to the environment. Deforestation causes a disruption in the carbon cycle, species extinction, and ultimately desertification. Resource extractive industries, cattle ranching and agriculture in this region has led to the destruction of over 20% of the Amazon rainforest. Deforestation is responsible […]

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