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  • HVAC Optimization Study 

    Sewell, Daniel E.; McKee, Tyler J. (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-05)
    Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) can be a very costly effort when applied in industry. So was thought to be the case at the DRS Technologies facility in West Plains, Missouri. Therefore, the Pollution ...
  • Pollution, Soil, and Columbia Missouri 

    Kersey, Marie (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-05)
    Columbia Missouri is getting bigger in every aspect. From parking lots to mega apartment complexes Columbia is expanding its borders constantly. Because of this rapid growth there are many effects of the construction that ...
  • Was the Need to Produce Pesticides Higher Than Need To Protect Civilians? 

    Cartagena, Cindy (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-05)
    Your blood turns cold. Your eyes become blind. Panic hits and all of a sudden air won't enter your lungs quite as easily. In the dead of the night of December 3rd, a noise resembling the pain of thousands of people was ...
  • Green Building 

    Messenger, Andrew (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-05)
    “Thinking Green” is the new buzzword of the twenty-first century. There are the green IBM commercials that demonstrate a substantial amount of money saved if a business, “goes green;” the Mac commercial with the new energy ...
  • The Price Paid for Building Anew 

    Fine, Aubrey (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-05)
    Currently, the University of Missouri-Columbia has seven construction projects being worked on throughout campus according to the campus facilities department. With the increasingly important goal of providing a top-notch ...
  • Energy From Unlikely Sources: MU Power Plant's Road to Sustainability 

    Gosen, Laura (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-05)
    The University of Missouri Power Plant has been the source of steam and electricity for the University of Missouri campus for over 85 years. Established in 1923, the plant began with only four coal burning boilers and two ...
  • Treasure Found in a Trash Heap: Composting at Mizzou 

    Tanner, Caroline (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-05)
    A pile of apple cores, melon seeds, half eaten bread, corn kernels, and broccoli wait on a curb in black trash bags. But this food waste has a different destination than similar trash bags. Instead of being transported to ...
  • Soils: To be or not to be…on campus 

    Gardner, John C. (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-05)
    Soil erosion causes harm on and off-site. On-site impacts are confined to the local area where as the damages caused by off-site impacts are felt by society at large. The most harmful on-site impact is the actual loss of ...
  • Editor's Introduction: Environmental Issue 

    Estes, John, 1970- (Rhetoric and Composition Program, University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010-05)
    This issue of Artifacts, which we hope will be but the first of its kind, was opened to writing that explores any aspect of environmental studies, although we especially sought work with an interest on issues that touch ...