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Andrew O’Connor’s article on ABC reports about a new law to help protect endangered animals. A new biodiversity law has been presented to Western Australia’s parliament with the assurance of protecting endangered species and habitats. Environment Minister, Albert Jacob, says the law will help protect biodiversity in WA’s South West, a recognizable threaten area.

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The article "How Cities Around the World will Sprawl in the Next 20 Years" published in The Washington Post by Brad Plumer presents the consequences of the urban development that will happen by 2030.   Plumer begins by giving statistics about the percentage of the population living in urban areas, including the United State with 82%.  He then proceeds to state some information given in a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  This paper claims that the amount of urban land will considerably increase by 2030 and could have impacts on the Earth environment, as

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In the article “Study shows urbanization’s impact on biodiversity “ by Mark Kinver, the subject matter at hand is how the earth’s biodiversity is being changed by the impacts of urbanization. The author explains how the use of green spaces in cities around the world has greatly benefited animals and plants alike. While the creation of cities has meant that many plants and animals have become lost in those areas, there have been specific species that have found a home in the urban sprawl.

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In the news article " how the world could be running out of fish" it refers back to our older generations and discusses how we use to be hunters and gathers and that now fish are the only wild anmals that we hunt in large numbers. Many of the animals left on the planet are not hunted as much as they use to  because there simply isn't  a great number of certain species.  Certain marine animals like whlaes won't even be seen by future generations because of the potential risk certain species are of becoming extinct.

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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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In Matt McGrath article “Climate impacts ‘overwhelming’ – UN”, we’re given the hard facts behind climate change and what it will mean for our well being in the decades to come. In the article, we’re presented with some of the impacts that climate change will directly affect in our every day lives like a higher risk in flooding due to melting glaciers and a decrease in crops if this continues without any change. Even worse, in the latest Summary for Policymakers that was made in 2014, the continuous warming of our climate had double since the last report in 2007.

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The article entitled "Species and ecosystem impacts" on the David Suzuki Foundation's website speaks mainly of the climate change going on in Canada and the effects that they will have on the ecosystems there. It also describes how this hanging climate is forcing animals and plants into migration. Sadly though, species aren't able to migrate at a fast enough pace to keep ahead of human induced climate change thus many species will go extinct because of human activities.

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In Dennis Dimick’s article “As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough”, we are brought into the light of the impacts that our increased growth population has brought on to our planet as well as the people living on it. In the article, Dimick gives different theories for what could become of our population in the next hundred years, with one theory marking us down for our population to increase more then 11 billion by 2100.

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Journalist Barrie McKenna discusses the potential of one of Canada’s most abundant natural resources: water. Should Canada consider exporting water to other countries, such as the United States, for profit? McKenna says we should.

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