Author Archive: Miranda Lingenfelter

I am a sophomore at Bryn Mawr College, majoring in Biology on a pre-medical track. I am also a summer intern at the National Institutes of Health and am particularly interested in how the environment impacts health and well being. I am also interested in the conservation of natural resources.

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The Collaboration Economy

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Collaboration Economy

The Collaboration Economy by Eric Lowitt explores the ways in which modern corporations, the state of the environment and social justice issues are inextricably intertwined. In the first part of The Collaboration Economy, Lowitt delineates the deficiencies associated with the current state of the economy, which he coins the “Waste Economy.” He depicts the current economic framework as unsustainable, impractical and inefficient, both environmentally and financially. His descriptions make evident the need for concerted action to develop more future- […]

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The Hidden Difficulties of Biofuel Production

August 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Hidden Difficulties of Biofuel Production

During the Spring 2014 semester at Haverford College, students in Chemistry 112 lab made biodiesel under the instruction of Professor Kelly Matz. The task was designed to explore the how biofuel is produced and how biofuels might alleviate the pressures of global warming, greenhouse gas emission, increasing fuel costs and dependency on foreign oil.

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