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According to the article "Are current fishing regulations misguided?" by John Matson, fishes all over the world continue to decline while certain species of fishes are being driven to endangerment at an alarming rate. Governments all over the world has implemented different kinds of regulations such as selective fishing in order to reduce the likelihood of an endangered species being caught and sold. What the government did not account for are the unintended consequences such as unintentionally shifting the ecosystem out of balance.

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The article “Environmental Impacts of Ocean Fishing & Fisheries” demonstrates that human activities have severely affected the marine life on the Earth’s oceans. Fisheries may be necessary for providing food and for the economy but they are causing huge damage to the environment. Environmentalists are warming us that if the fisheries continue to expand worldwide, negative impacts would dramatically increase and interfere with the trophic level within the ecosystem.

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Causes of climate change   

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The article ‟How Climate Change Could Affect Your Health” written by Sylvie Tremblay suggests that climate change is changing our health.  One of the most direct risks of climate change is that humans have greater chance of developing heat-related illness. Rising temperatures mean more intense heat waves that strongly increase risks of heat-related illness. In fact, there are two risk factors for heat illness that American may be particularly at risk: high rates of cardiovascular disease and obesity.

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In the article ‟Humans causing catastrophic ecosystems shifts, study finds”, the author, Thomson Reuters, discusses that human dominance over the natural environment has caused many changes in world ecosystems. Human activities have a devastating impact on ecosystems. As the author mentioned, the damage and exploitation of wildlife and natural vegetation by human beings has left ecosystems in bad shape. Unfortunately, at least 468 creatures have been eliminated from the planet since 1990, including the Costa Rican golden and Yangtze.

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In the article “Ecosystems Could Once Bounce Back From Wildfires. Now, They’re being wiped out for good” written by Lakshmi Supriya, the author informs the readers about ecosystems losing their resiliency, meaning they can’t bounce back from disturbances, more precisely, he explains how an ecosystem can be completely ravaged by uncontrollable forest fires without the ability to grow back. He explains that forest fires are a natural and essential way to allow reproduction and new nutrients to grow, therefore new beginnings for the plants and trees.

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In the article “As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?” you’ll read about the relation between the population and the resources available. The question that is look at in this article is how much more people can the Earth support. This article talks about a lot of predictions and theories like the ones made by Thomas Malthus because it is believed that eventually, the Earth won’t be able to support his population. Scientists start to believe Malthus was right when he said that we grow more rapidly than we grow food because we consume so much for only one person.

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The article, ‟Population growth taxing planet’s resources”, by Juliet Eilperin demonstrates the damage that is being done to our planet, and how humanity is destroying it. Earth’s biosphere is collapsing and dying as population growth overwhelms ecosystems. In fact, the global population reaches approximately the 7-billion mark which means that more people demand more resources and generate more waste. Population growth has a negative impact on the quality of the environment.

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