how short and precious each life truly is. Her death inspired me to pursue medicine so that one day, others in similarly hopeless situations, would have a chance to survive. My dream is that one day, I will contribute to bringing medicine one step closer to curing someone with a currently untreatable disease. In order to determine whether or not clinical medicine was the right career for me, I started shadowing Dr. Richard Turner in the ER. Through my experiences with him, I learned that medicine
It is easy person to point their finger at big industrial and chemical plants and blame them for the cause of so much pollution in our water. When taking a closer look, those same people pointing the finger are equally contributing to the pollution of our water supply and are also to blame. This person could be a friend, family member, classmate, or even you. Even if people do not think that they have a part in this, most do. A variety of data has shown traces of pharmaceuticals used by every
agriculture in the United States produces nearly all of its ethanol from corn, it is much more efficient to produce the fuel from sugarcane. It’s estimated that sugarcane ethanol yields approximate 3.5-4.8 times more energy per unit that corn ethanol. Taking advantage of this figure, Brazil, the world’s leading producer of sugarcane, is presently meeting more than 25% of its gasoline demand with ethanol from sugarcane. (Rocky Mountain Institute) We will return to a discussion of ethanol in Brazil.