26 Feb '12, 1am

Energy conservation in our artificial habitats

Energy conservation in our artificial habitats

Many people see the natural world as something to be conquered and "developed" into living, working, and gathering places. Throughout the world, some of the harshest environments, such as deserts and jungles, have been transformed into humanized spaces. The natural world is continually under the conquest of humans for natural resource extraction and settlement expansion. The United States has many harsh natural environments that have been transformed into major metropolitan areas. Las Vegas was once a barren desert, but is now teeming with people, lights, and imported water. A lot of energy is required to develop and maintain a comfortable living environment in these naturally harsh conditions, making energy conservation all the more essential.

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