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The article from the Guardian draws attention to the challenges of forest management within the Amazon in relation to climate change. Indigenous land rights are essential to push efforts of reducing deforestation. Climate change is linked to deforestation. The countries of South America that cross borders with the Amazon forest have claimed to eliminate deforestation rates. Countries including Peru, Brazil or Bolivia are committed to the Paris Accord and plan to take action in time for COP 20 targets.

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Fracking is a highly controversial topic in the UK and a contemporary example of resource conflict between energy companies, governments and local communities.

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Ocean Acidification (Intro Music: 30 sec long) Leo:  Hey guys, my name is Leo Chai, host of Nature’s Radio Podcast and       today we will be having a special guest.  Harriet Minc, a biology student from Guelph University,  who is here to answer questions about her research on Ocean      Acidification.           Harriet:            Hi, great to be here today           Leo: Alright, nice to have you here.

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Air pollution is one of the world’s largest climate issues, with health issues from it affecting or killing millions each year. Toronto, Canada’s largest city and one of the largest mega-cities in North America has had a terrible history with air pollution, stemming back in the early 1900’s where coal was a prominent energy source.

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            What if reducing your impact on the climate can be cheaper than purchasing an electric car, easier than going off the grid, and more convenient than riding your bike to work? Would you take part if science had an answer, even if it meant a small sacrifice in appetite? 

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  Arguably one of the most contemporary environmental issues in Canada, the Boreal Regions are under increasing pressure and threat of deforestation from a number of anthropogenic activities driven by continued resource exploitation. (Robinne, Parisien & Flanningan, 2016) But what is the impact?

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