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The purpose of Carly Cassella’s article “A Sperm Whale Found Dead in Spain Had 29 Kilos of Plastic in Its Stomach” is to display the severe consequences that ocean pollution can have on marine life. After the young sperm whale was found dead on a beach in Spain, an autopsy was performed on the whale to get further information on the cause of its death. It was revealed that the whale died because it could not get rid of the trash it had swallowed which consisted of several plastic bags, cans, pieces of rope and net.

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In the article from Global News titled “Swirling pile of trash in Pacific Ocean is now 3 times the size of France” written by Emanuela Campanella. The author talks about the danger of ocean pollution in which revolves around trash in the Pacific Ocean.  One of the ways the author explorer this concern, she states that “Scientists are warning that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, between Hawaii and California, is accumulating trash faster than ever and is now three times the size of France.”. (Campanella).

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The article "Unusually warm winter breaks up sea ice in the Arctic" by the author Maria-José Viñas, is about the temperature and about sea ice that is more sensitive to break these days. This important environmental problem is really dangerous for humans and our ecosystems, it also proves all the bad consequences of climate change. First, it is important to know that temperature, because of global warming, is increasing everyday. The sea level is also increasing, which is really dangerous for population, environment and also lead to natural disasters. Why?

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The purpose of the article “Climate Change Could Raise Food Shortage Globally: Study” is to discuss the extreme consequences that Climate Change can have on our food supply. In the article, the author explains that in the near future, a global shortage in food could occur due to Climate Change. Climate Change is an environmental issue that has only been worsening as it continues to result in extreme weather changes. Richard Betts, a University of Exeter professor, predicts that Climate Change is expected to cause many more extreme rainfalls as well as droughts.

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In the article “Loss of Bees Bad for Plants” by Chris Palmer published from The Scientist. The author writes about the horrible consequences of the loss of bees on the plants and the ecosystem in general. Bees have a “a monogamous relationship between pollinators and plants, ensuring that plants receive pollen from their own species.” (Palmer, 2013).  Therefore, one of the consequences is that because of low pollination, plants can’t reproduce, spread and grow. In addition, this can prevent some of the production of foods such as honey in which it depends on pollination.

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The purpose of John Greig’s article “Agriculture Major Contributor to Lake Erie Algae Blooms” is to discuss the effects of agriculture on bodies of water. One of the major causes of algae blooms in bodies of water is the fact that farmers don’t soil-test their soil. Another major cause of algae blooms in bodies of water is the fact that farmers are applying more Phosphorus than is needed. Greig points out that there are many different production practices amongst generations of farmers such as applying an excessive amount of fertilizer.

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As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?<

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The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that if Cape Town’s water supply keeps decreasing, the city will face Day Zero, which means all taps will be turned off, in April. The evident cause of this water scarcity is climate change, as the city is vulnerable to more and more droughts, but Onishi and Sengupta, the authors, explain that there are many ways through which the city could have avoided this situation, especially while remembering that Cape Town was awarded the “adaptation implementation” prize for their water conservation methods.

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