The Precipitate Journal

Journal of environmental imagination

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The Arctic Snow Cap is Melting: Here is the Data

Since the concept of global warming was introduced there has been great speculation of its truth. Because it is not always evident in our everyday lives many individuals assume it doesn’t exist, and make little effort changing their behaviors to stop it. There is new data that really can’t be ignored. The Arctic Snow Cap…

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California Drought Connected to Climate Change and Agricultural Disaster

California is known for its large agricultural base as it supplies a huge percentage of food to the population of the United States. All 58 counties in California are currently in a state of “natural disaster” which is the result of a persistent, stubborn drought. This drought is wreaking havoc on California causing more wildfires…

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Earth’s Hottest Month Ever in 2014

The warming climate is no secret. With a population dependent on fossil fueled energy sources that produce carbon dioxide it is no wonder the environment continues to warm. The combination of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases, both heat trapping gases, are at fault for the warming environment in which we live. The evidence of global…

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 Solar Energy- The World’s Future Energy Source?

A movement towards greener energy sources has been underway for the last several years. Unfortunately little headway has been made given the perceived costs of this switch. A recent report released by the International Energy Agency, however, is now gaining some attention and bringing solar energy to the forefront.   The Current Energy Trends Electricity…

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Keystone XL Pipeline Good or Bad for the Environment? Pros, Cons and Alternatives

We all recognize the current demand for fossil fuels. As the supply for these dying oils further diminishes, the world continues to panic in large part because there is little planning for the future. Since the start of the War in Iraq, further attempts to extract oil from North America have been made at record…

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