Category Archives: Consumption

Nchanga Copper Mine, Zambia

Zambia is Africa’s largest producer of copper and is the 8th largest copper producer worldwide[1]. The Nchanga Copper Mine, is located in the copperbelt region of Zambia near the town of Chingola. The rural residents of Chingola have experienced a … Continue reading

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PM2.5 Non-Attainment Area: Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK

In interior Alaska, residents and officials of the Fairbanks North Star Borough (the FNSB) are dealing with a contentious topic – how to have access to affordable energy while still maintaining good public health.  High costs of living in the … Continue reading

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The Embodied Implications of Your iPhone

One Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California is the headquarters of one of the most famous companies in the world. Everyone has heard of Apple. If you don’t own an Apple product, you have probably read about the praise Apple receives for it’s innovate … Continue reading

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Electrical Energy Poverty in Cape Town, South Africa

by Meg Ryan, Colgate University, 2016 South Africa is a country which has been the site of political, social, and environmental contention resulting from nearly a half a century of being under Apartheid regime. In recent years, South Africa has … Continue reading

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