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New Delhi’s ministry of urban development are presently developing a new project based on the principle of the “Smart City”1.  This project, which will touch 25 cities in India, has for objective to enhance the energy supply and its infrastructure. Plus, “at the Smart City Proposal Enhancement Workshop, the ministries of petroleum and natural gas, power, new and renewable energy and department of electronics and information technology made detailed presentations on various schemes that could be converged under smart city development for better results” (Sharma, 2015, para. 3).

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According to a new study, Britain’s hedgehog population is decreasing. The main causes for this event are urban development and the population of badgers, which are predators. The population of hedgehogs has decreased below one million for the first time. Since 2011, the national survey has recorded that only in 15 years the hedgehog population has fallen by at least 50 percent in the rural area. The population in the urban area is also affected, it has fallen by a third during that same time.

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              In the article "'Only 50 Years Left' for Sea Fish" by Richard Black, the author argues that fish are over-exploited . He makes reference to a scientific study stating that in half a century, there will be no more fish in seas if the current pattern is continuous (the pattern being the rate of decline in sea fisheries accelerating rapidly). According to Boris Worm, a researcher from Canada's Dalhousie University, we exploit species of fish until there is no more, assuming that there will be other species to exploit.

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For the third time in history, scientists have announced that there is a “wave” of coral bleaching around the world. More specifically from Hawaii to the Indian Ocean. According to the University of Queensland in Australia, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other researchers, the phenomenon is due to global warming, the event of El Nino and the warm “blob” in the Pacific Ocean.

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In an article from NASA Science News, the ice melting in Greenland is discussed. Currently, more than 90 percent of the planet’s fresh water is bound to the glaciers and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctic. It is predicted that Greenland (only) could increase the sea levels by approximately 7 meters (23 feet), which could greatly affect the coasts all over the world. Unfortunately, the “melting” is already happening and it is due to the progressive increase of temperature.

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              The article "Cheap Oil an Opportunity for Fossil Fuel Price Reform" written by Glada Lahn argues that fuel costs should increase according to the severity it causes on health, carbon and resource degradation. She claims that the cut on fuel costs does not aid the environment's situation since it makes people buy more cheaper oil, hence, they produce more carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from combustion.

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The process of fracking consists in injecting water, sand and chemicals underground at extremely high pressure to fracture the soil and extract shale gas and oil. The Bureau des audiences publique sur l’environnement (BAPE) informed that due to the lack of evidence to support the benefits of fracking, it seemed as a non-advantageous method to use in Quebec.

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