Author Archive: Michelle Morris

I am a junior at UCLA majoring in English literature. I volunteer at the Mission Viejo library and with Pacific Symphony’s Arts-X-Press. Through IEA, I hope to learn and share knowledge about energy conservation and production.

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Review of Elizabeth C. Economy’s The River Runs Black

January 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Review of Elizabeth C. Economy’s The River Runs Black

Elizabeth C. Economy’s The River Runs Black is a must-read for those looking for a comprehensive history and analysis of China’s environmental situation. Additionally, those interested in globalized economy and the environmental future of the world should also invest in this book, as Economy discusses the influence of China’s situation on the world. As a whole, The River Runs Black is well-written and well-structured with information that substantiates the relevance and significance of environmental

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The Frackers

December 27, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
The Frackers

Gregory Zuckerman’s The Frackers tells the stories of these energy tycoons, intertwining the accounts of their personal and professional losses and gains in a dramatic narrative. Each of these men greatly impacted the economical and environmental spheres of American history. From the introduction of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, which is a technique of pumping gallons of various liquid substances, including water, into shale rocks to create fissures for gas to escape – to horizontal drilling, a method that involves drilling narrow strips of rock that are loaded with oil beneath the ground – Zuckerman shows the cunning and innovation of the leading men in the industry. The Frackers details the transformation of the United States from a country dependent on foreign imports for its energy industry to the world’s largest producer of natural gas.

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