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The article UN officials say good urban design key to ensuring sustainable, inclusive cities emphasizes, as the title suggests, the major role of urban design while building sustainable, socially integrated and prosperous cities. According to Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of United Nations, good designs can help to reduce climate change and make cities safer and cleaner. Furthermore, Mr. Ban said that a New Urban Agenda is being discussed in order to inforce urbanization designs for common good.

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The article, “More than Half of Amazon Tree Species Seen at Risk of Extinction” by Will Dunham and Sandra Maler for the New York Times talks about the deforestation of the Amazon rain forest in South America. It has one of the world's most diverse collections of tree species, but more than half may be at risk of extinction due to ongoing deforestation to clear land for farming, ranching and other purposes.

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On October 16th 2015, Stanley Reed of the New York times wrote the article Oil and Gas Companies Make Statement in Support of U.N. Climate Goals for the newspaper commenting about the meeting among some of the biggest oil companies in the world. The companies mainly European met to discuss Global Warming. The oil and gas climate initiative seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emission. These executives whose companies emit around 10%, agreed to follow the United Nations initiative to limit Global Warming.

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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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In an article in the Los Angeles Times, the journalists Matt Stevens and Monte Morin joined to address what would be a new for increasing the water supply in the state of California. The Metropolitan water district of southern California (MWD) is looking to invest in a plant that would purify water, recycle it and transform it into usable and drinkable water.

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