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Human beings have become an increasingly powerful environmental force over the last 10000 years". Humans all together have changed the composition of the planets environment and atmosphere. We have made the land we live on suitable for our needs but neglected everything else that lived there before us. The amount of people on the planet has increased a lot during a short period time and most of the population is moving from the suburban areas into more urban areas. It causes a conflict because it makes places more crowded and makes living for wild life impossible since it is taken over by humans. This problem of more people moving to urban areas cause the demand for expansion in certain regions which means more conduction and less area for animals to live. The increase in population in urban areas is due to the fact that immigration has increased and the people who migrate to the urban area bring up the fertility rate in this region. People migrate to urban areas mainly due to the job opportunities available to them, more school and services like health care and entertainment are a lot more accessible that in rural areas. The environmental effects of urbanization are a serious matter because the people use too many resources within that area which leads to more waste and pollution and makes the quality of life poorer for people. This means that they are more prone to sickness and disease. “In china during the 1970's, the urban populations consumed more than twice as much pork as the rural populations who were rising the pigs”. Since people in rural areas tend to grow and raises their own food it leads to a healthier diet and therefore healthier people but, the urban population tends to have a poor diet which usually consistent mainly of fast food since its more convenient for people to find a restaurant nearby in the city. Moreover, the urban population is more likely to have more electronic goods and a higher quantity of them then people in rural Ares. This means that in urban areas we consume more energy than we really need just because of how easy it is to get a television or even 5 televisions in these areas as a pose to rural areas where cars and electronics are less popular to have. Urbanization also effects global warming due to the amount of Co2 and fossil fuels we use every day to sustain those kind of living conditions. This also causes more air pollution less snow fall because of the heating of that area. Intern, many of these unhealthy living conditions can cause serious health issues in these regions ad increase the is of infections and illness and the chance of it happening to a denser population. Overall urbanization is not good at all in terms of the planet and its longevity because it takes a lot of energy to maintain the services and to keep up with the demand of the growing population which leads to the use of more carbon emission and fossil fuels being used. Urbanization: An Environmental Force to Be Reckoned With. (n.d.). Retrieved November 27, 2015, from

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In this article, Kathryn Greenaway presents the new urban development plan in Pointe-Claire. This project called the Land Use and Development Plan started at the beginning of April. This plan’s main goals are to increase the density of the town as well as to decrease the environmental damages. In order to achieve this, TODs (targeted areas for densification) will be constructed within a kilometre of any public transportation centre. The three train stations in Pointe-Claire will make these changes a lot easier. These TODs will need to include at least 40 residences per hectare.

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- In Anum Yoon news article, Why the U.S. is far behind other Nations, it explains how the U.S. should use bicycles as a better form instead of a automobile. Cycling would reduce your carbon footprint. This would improve your overall health. In many neighborhoods in the U.S., bike lanes do not exists so it is very difficult for a biker to battle automobile traffic. It is also very dangerous. Cities like Washington D.C. and New York City had installed bike paths and it paid off. In Washington, the number of people who commutes with a bike has increased by 120%.

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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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Nobody really knows how much of the food we eat cosists of GMOs(Genetically Modified Organism). In Joel Edwards article "GMOs are dangerous to our health, according to latest independent research" he discusses how even though the GM food industry studies show that these foods are safe, new studies disagree. The first study discusses was the Seralini Study. Many say that this study is irrlavent because because of the way it was cundected. Edwards says that "The Seralini study was actually a well-designed and well-conducted study.

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The article, “Collective rights ‘offer hope for global fisheries’” by Mark Kinver released in 2013 on BBC News reflects the problem of overfishing and the possible solutions to this global issue. Ragnar Arnason from Iceland University emphasized on the fact that the previous trials failed to protect the fishery industry (Kinver, 2013, para 1). Indeed, he said that there is major problem of global over-exploitation of fish. According to him, the problem started due to the improvement of technology available for fishers and the rise in human population.

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In the article " Impacts of climate change" by David Suzuki, the article discusses the effect the climate change has on the planet and life itself. It begins by stating that climate change isn't causing small impacts to the planet but it is causing the permafrost to melt, flooding, droughts and really hot summers. Already we can see how much of an impact climate change has truly effected the species on the lamer by simply looking at the life in Antartica.  Polar bears are drowning because of lack of ice to stand on as an example.

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The article “The predator survives – but the ecosystem crashes”

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The question of how many people the earth can support is a answer that is hard to detremine. Many people ask themselves wether this is possible and some may agree or disagree. The article by Dennis Dimick covers many aspects of population grown and about the earths resources. It also tells us how population is not only measured by numbers but also the fertility rate, the mortality rate and immigration of the human population.

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In “Nearly half of U.S. seafood supply is wasted, study shows” by Science Daily, it is said that U.S. in consuming too much seafood. The effect being that the sustainability of it is decreasing. The U.S. edible seafood supply is estimated to 4.7 billion pounds per year. Out of this, 47 percent, or 2.3 billion pounds is wasted every year (para.4).

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