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Environmental racism plays a major role in todays modernizing society, one that is not benefitting many minority groups. Particularly the African American population is affected and traditionally the Native American Population in Canada especially. Environmental racism is a form of discrimination where populations of low-income or minority groups are forced to live within close proximity to environmentally hazardous corporations. In the case of environmental racism, the majority of families or individuals are not only of lower economic status, but also of colour or a minority back ground.

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Climate change is the ultimate wicked problem and we often overlook the impacts unless they are happening to us directly. Here in Southern Ontario we are not directly affected by these changes, so we turn a blind eye to fellow Canadians in the Arctic. Inuit communities are faced with negative social and environmental impacts caused by climate change. I came across an article by CBC News writer Sima Sahar Zerehi reviewing a book written by various Inuit authors from the Canadian Arctic.

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Brenden Knapp CMC 243.61 HW WK 10: Podcast Script 11/2/16     Podcast: Managing the Great Lakes   Intro   - The Instrumental for “Bill Nye the Science Guy” show theme song ( 15 Seconds)  

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Does the wage gap exist? Yes but not at the 79 cents per every man’s dollar like people keep quoting, its actually 93 cents per every man’s dollar.

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The housing market in Toronto is at the highest that we’ve seen in years. Toronto is the fastest growing metropolis in the continent and quickly becoming one of the most expensive North American regions to live in. Housing affordability is among the top issues that our country is currently facing. Changing demographics and population are leading to both a rise in markets and cost due to supply and demand. In recent years consumers have become more environmentally conscious. Green technologies have made advancements towards implementing sustainable energy into homes.

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In the article ‘Northern Pike causing concern as it moves into B.C. waters’, Mark Hume uncovers the reality of the migration of Northern Pike into the southern parts of British Columbia that are not capable of maintaining such fish. Hume states that “Northern pike – a ravenous, predatory fish that is expected to have devastating impact on native salmon and trout populations” will decrease the population of these other fish species with detrimental effects. Currently, the fish are entering space in the Arrow Lakes that have never been occupied by the species.

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