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         The alarming decrease in vegetation in Pakistan’s deserts led the country’s government to institute the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, a series of measures specifically aimed at minimizing biodiversity’s ongoing loss. “By safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity,” Pakistan hopes to bring “close to zero the rate of loss of natural habitats,” a noble, ambitious target. The measures are mostly directed towards the protection of a variety of plants. The project also has a cultural depth, as 3,000 species of indigenous trees are covered by the laws.

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Original title: One of the Best Urban Development Sites in the Country to be Transformed into New Walkable Neighborhood in Center of Downtown Cleveland

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        The overexploitation of fishes in the last few decades has reached a critical point. In fact, in the article “How the world’s oceans can be running out of fish” by Gaia Vince, the author argues that humans have exploited so much fish in the last few years that “we might be the last generations to catch fishes from the oceans” (Vince, 2012, par. 1). The author highlights some alarming statistics such as recent studies showing that each person consumes 17 kg of fish per year. Moreover, it has been found that 85% of the global fisheries are fully or overexploited.

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                The University of British Columbia published an alarming article on the actual ocean space officially protected by governments. A grand total of four percent of the ocean is protected, amount far acceptable for any basic environmental targets. The cause of this study is the drastic loss of biodiversity across the world. The only realistic way to solve the problematic is to create more marine protected areas (MPAs). In 2010, representatives from 200 countries met in Nagoya, Japan, to discuss the issue.

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Jocelyne Richer’s article in French-canadian journal Le Devoir entitled “Couillard tient un discours alarmiste sur les changements climatiques” discusses Prime Minister Philippe Couillard’s position on climatic change as expressed at international conference Artic Circle in Reykjavik, in Island. The article’s purpose is to demonstrate the inherent contradiction between the prime minister’s points covered during his speech and his actions towards environment in his province.

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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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Switching completely to renewable energies by 2050 to get rid of non-renewables is not only possible but also would create millions of job according to a document published by Greenpeace on Monday. The article "Une transition vers l’énergie renouvelable créerait des millions d’emplois" published in Le Devoir puts forward that sceptics are to be confused about the possibility to live completely depending on renewable energies. 

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         This article is written by Steve Connor. He wrote about how climate change and global polluting cannot be fixed without taking care of the overpopulation of the world first. In this article, he introduced two scientists that were behind the view that the increase of the population should get fixed before global warming. They both think that if we don't control the human population, the world will be facing enormous problems. Like epidemics, violence or starvation.The Uited Nations estimates that by 2050, the planets population will be more then 9 billion.

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