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Unformatted text preview: as natural fiber composites and straw bales in addition to hemp. This news is applicable to our studies in Environmental Science because it relates to the world’s carbon footprint. It is important to constantly be researching new ways to reduce consumption and carbon emissions. Professor Peter Walker, Director of the Centre, is quoted in the article stating, “…it is estimated that worldwide the manufacture of cement contributes up to 10% of all industrial carbon dioxide emissions.” Using alternative resources and methods to reduce carbon dioxide emissions can help reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses in the air and overall help slow the effects of climate change. This is valuable to me as a student because it puts into perspective the effects on climate change caused by an industry such as the construction industry....
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- Fall '09
- Climate Change, Fire protection, Building code, Innovative Construction Materials