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In the article “Canada agrees to work to prevent fishing in High Arctic” by The Canadian Press, five of the artic nations have agreed that all future commercial fishing in the central part of the Artic Ocean needs to temporarily stop. The five nations included Canada, the United States, Russia, Denmark and Norway, who all came to the same conclusion that a block on all commercial fishing should be put forth, which would give scientists enough time to complete their research. Unfortunately, when the fishing ban was proposed, only three of the nations supported it.

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Most of the agriculture in developed countries such as United States or Canada is now industrial-style agriculture. This means that farms are extremely large, highly specialized, they use a lot of fossil fuels and pesticides. Essentially, they became big factories. Some people consider this as a success. But is it? It impacts our environment and economy a lot. Only now we begin to realize what the price we should pay.

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The previous winter in Canada was one of the coldest ones, we all heard different stories about the Great Lakes that were almost entirely frozen and about people on East Coast, who tunneled out of their homes because of a lot of snow. But all of this does not mean that global warming is not happening, on the contrary, other parts of our planet are baking. For example, many ski resorts were closed because there was no snow, in Australia they have a record heat, California has the longest drought in decades, Greenland loses ice and Arctic has more open water each year.

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This article was written by Stephen Leahy on 24 October 2012. He talks about the document called “World’s worst pollution problems” published by Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross Switzerland. It is about how industrial pollutants, such as radionuclides, mercury, lead, pesticides in the air impact the public health.

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The article states that by 2022, India will overtake China to become the world's most populous country six years earlier than predicted. One of the main issues concerning this huge population growth will be the creation of jobs for the 150 million Indians entering the workforce by 2030. An expert on India's political economy, Milan Vaishnav, states that "India's economic development has been unique and has leapfrogged from an agrarian economy directly into a services-based economy, largely skipping over manufacturing".

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