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The purpose of this article is to present the city of Mesa, in Arizona, in which efforts are taken to adopt “modern urban design” (“City”, 2008, para 3). Indeed, the idea of developing a new part of the city according to urban development is a drastic change in the city that mostly had only one-story high buildings and looked like a regular American suburb. Changes are adopted in a part of the city close to the airport in order to facilitate long distance transport that can help the development of the city.

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Iskatewizaagega is a First Nation community located in Ontario on the north south of Shoal Lake. For more than centuries, fishing had been the main source of revenue for this community; fishery sustained First Nation families. In fact, “the people harvested everything from lake whitefish and white sucker to northern pike” (Troian, 2015, para.4).

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The article UN: Climate plans must go further to prevent dangerous warming by BBC News highlights a recent assessment by the UN on the national climate plans put forth by its member states. These plans, called Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), are expected to be a major building block in the formation of a new climate change treaty at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. The UN says that these plans cover about 86% of global emissions, which is a significant increase from the amount covered by the Kyoto Protocol in 2005.

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The goal of this article is to report on some of the oil and gas industry’s present and future projects in reducing environmental impacts, and to reflect on the industry’s current trend towards integrated change for the betterment of environmental and financial performance.The main players in the article are oil and gas companies and organizations involved with the industry. It details that companies need to find new ways to balance environmental initiatives in the weak economy.

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Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/us/politics/desperately-dry-california...   Summary

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