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Stormwater management is an indispensible service throughout urban areas due to the high proportion of impervious land cover. Land cover is impervious when water cannot infiltrate into the ground; examples of this are asphalt, cement, and roofs, all common in urban areas. Stormwater management systems direct concentrated runoff during rainfall from impervious land to streams and rivers to avoid flooding. Additional strategies to avoid flooding, such as rooftop gardens and pervious cement, are used at present.

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Climate change is real. Many would argue that planetary warming is a natural occurrence due to cycling between warm and cold periods yet, others might also argue that the earth has been much warmer due to higher carbon dioxide levels in the past. While we are experiencing a warming period in the earth’s cycle, the rate of warming and increase of carbon dioxide levels are larger than anything previously experienced. This is mostly due to the burning of fossil fuels by humans which contributes to greenhouse gas concentrations.

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    Most people are very familiar with vaccinations; whether they have children that were vaccinated at birth, they remember themselves vaccinated or someone they know being vaccinated. It is a typical that the majority of people have received vaccines because, this is what we have been taught to be the best practice. There have been many requirements throughout the world, requiring students to be vaccinated to attend school.

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SOUND: THUNDER STRIKE WITH RAIN APPROACHING. ESTABLISH AND FADE UNDER   ANNCR:

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Sex and gender are often thought as two categories that are dependent of each other. In all reality though, sex and gender can have two sperately different answers that don't relate. In the article " BEARDS AND BODIES Doing Sex in a Gendered World" by Raine Dozier, he quotes from Lorber saying "Talking about gender for most people is equivelent of fish talking about water" meaning that gender is not a topic most people talk about. Today's society has brought about new relationships, allowing people to speak and feel free about their gender identity.

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"Ontario environment officials concerned that clear-cut logging releases mercury” as seen in the Toronto Star

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