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27 May. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich in manufacturing, food, products, transportation, pollution, life cycle assessment

Oranges Year Round

manufacturing, food, products, transportation, pollution, life cycle assessment

It is a wonderful feeling to walk into a grocery store and see all the different fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses. The options can be overwhelming, but exciting at the same time because I can eat oranges year-round or eat cheese made in France. But the reality of having oranges year-round is not all good. Transportation of products, for example, is a huge factor in pollution. Plus determining the quality of the food, tracing all of its origins and regulating the industry are concerns we must consider with the year-round access to products all over the world.

14 May. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich in automobiles, pollution, public transit, cars, highways, biking, walking

Automobiles: Our Transportation Default

automobiles, pollution, public transit, cars, highways, biking, walking

Transportation is important to our everyday lives and health, and significantly impacts the environment and city development. When gasoline-run cars were introduced in the year 1885, they opened up possibilities and the freedom to live and travel in a way unimaginable at the time. However, the use of the automobile has also created a series of problems along with it.