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Environmental Engineering is the application of engineering principles to improve and maintain the environment for the protection of human health and at-risk ecosystems.

Permian Fracking In Texas

Permian Fracking In Texas

By: Landon Tucker, Journalist
The Permian fracking industry in Texas produces about 168 billion gallons of wastewater a year. Globally, that number becomes increasingly high and disturbing: 359 billion cubic meters a year.
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Oil Platfrom Rig in the Middle of the Ocean

Turning Pacific Oil Rigs into Mobile Defense

By: Bryan Xi, Journalist
The Navy planning to convert surplus oil rigs into missile bases. Called the Mobile Defense/Depot Platform (MODEP), it was presented at the Sea Air Space 2024 exposition to strengthen America's national strength in the Pacific.
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This is how global warming is caused

The Hottest Summer on Record

By: Anna Statz, Journalist
The weather in the summer of 2023 was the hottest summer ever recorded. If we do not take action now on reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses being released in the atmosphere, then the abnormal temperatures of 2023 will become normal.
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a white and brown feather on the ground

Biggest Ever Crab Claw Found From 8 Million Years Ago

By: Miles Kowalewski, Journalist
In a archaeological find, scientists recently excavated the fossilized remains of the largest crab claw ever found, dating back to about 8 million years ago. This amazing discovery puts light on the ancient ocean ecosystems and the weird creatures that inhabited our planet millions of years ago.
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lunar eclipse photo

Satellites Set To Stage Fake Solar Eclipse For Studies Of Sun’s Corona

By: Walker McCann, Journalist
 A total solar eclipse on April 8 will be a rare and short opportunity for scientists to observe the Sun's mysterious corona.
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a group of ants on a plant

Billion Dollars Are Spent On Ants in Australia

By: Rachel Cao, Journalist
The main reason why the ants are so hard to get rid of is because they can reproduce at insane speeds. A mature queen can lay up to 5000 eggs a day making it practically impossible to eradicate. 
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Javan Rhino Moleskine wrap-around cover art, 2/2011 by steve loya is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Researchers Have Finally Found A Way To Save The Northern White Rhinos

By: DoWon Lee, Journalist
Just two northern white rhinos remain on the planet. Both of them are female, named Najin and her daughter Fatu. The last male, Sudan, died in 2018.
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2015/365/95 The Versatile Pickaxe by cogdogblog is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Bitcoin Farms Big Polluters

By: Zouli Alexandratos, Journalist
Bitcoin mines require large energy costs and have high pollution rates. With all of the previous problems and new ones all the time, should Bitcoin still exist?
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An E-Glove Used To Help Scuba Divers Communicate

An E-Glove Used To Help Scuba Divers Communicate

By: Daniel Do, Journalist
Hand gestures are used to relay messages such as, "Shark!" and "I'm okay." To further advance the development of the e-glove, a volunteer held up 16 different hand gestures.
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grey sand under blue clear water

The Myths of the Ocean

By: Kate Li, Journalist
The ocean covers 71% of this Earth that we live on, yet we've only explored 5% of it. What else lies in the depths of the ocean?
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white and black cow

Japanese Farmers Are Painting Their Cows With Zebra-Like Stripes

By: Gary Taylor, Journalist
The Japanese black is one of the breeds of cow used to make wagyu beef. But, these cows are plagued with a big problem: Blood-sucking flies such as gadflies and cattle flies.
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solar panels on green field

Solar Power Trees

By: Nathan Brown, Journalist
The solar panels that are like leaves on the solar powered trees get re-charged every day by the sun and that created electricity that is used to kill the bugs. As technology advances, solar powered trees might become more and more similar to real trees and other plants.
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