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The purpose of Carly Cassella’s article “A Sperm Whale Found Dead in Spain Had 29 Kilos of Plastic in Its Stomach” is to display the severe consequences that ocean pollution can have on marine life. After the young sperm whale was found dead on a beach in Spain, an autopsy was performed on the whale to get further information on the cause of its death. It was revealed that the whale died because it could not get rid of the trash it had swallowed which consisted of several plastic bags, cans, pieces of rope and net.

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According to the article “Climate change could raise food insecurity risk”, the extreme weather changes may have a big impact on the food storages in many countries. Specially the underdeveloped countries. The scientist had argued that with a change of 2°C higher, some places will not be able to provide the same amount and species. The study looked at 122 developing and least-developed countries, mostly in Asia, Africa and South America.

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In the article “Loss of Bees Bad for Plants” by Chris Palmer published from The Scientist. The author writes about the horrible consequences of the loss of bees on the plants and the ecosystem in general. Bees have a “a monogamous relationship between pollinators and plants, ensuring that plants receive pollen from their own species.” (Palmer, 2013).  Therefore, one of the consequences is that because of low pollination, plants can’t reproduce, spread and grow. In addition, this can prevent some of the production of foods such as honey in which it depends on pollination.

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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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This article by “the American Institute of Biological Sciences”, talks about how water is becoming a scarce resource. As humans, we use a lot of water, to bathe, wash clothes and dishes, for production of food. Etc. However, even though water is considered to be a renewable resource because of rainfall, our over use of its availability leads to water shortages. This article stresses that the high demand for water can threaten biodiversity as well as basic human needs such as food production and drinking clean water.

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