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The reasons why people choose to live in the cities are that all the services are closer and easier of access than if your home is somewhere in the middle of a field with your nearest neighbor living at ten minutes by car. However, this easy access comes with a price; with that many people all living in a certain area, environmental problems were bound to happen.

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             In the article “As seas rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive”, the author Katy Daigle describes how the flooding of the coastlines in India has affected the agriculture. With climate change happening, more glaciers are melting and the sea levels are rising. This results in the flooding of many coastal farms in the south of Asia. For the 1.26 billion people living in India, relocation is not always an option, especially when food productivity needs to increase by 45% before 2050 if the population wants to be fed.

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In Mark Lynas’ article, “With G.M.O. Policies, Europe Turns Against Science”, in the New York Times, the essayist explains how Europe is deciding to ban on genetically modifying their crops. European countries like Italy, Denmark, Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and Poland are turning away from the idea of industrial and technological advancements in farming. They feel that by allowing science to replace the conventional way of farming, farmers will start to lose touch of their culture and heritage.

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            In Gene Hunt’s article, “Climate Change to Impact Even Deep-Ocean Ecosystems”, the paleobiologist discusses the importance of climate change and how it can affect even the unknown regions of our earth. He focuses mainly on the studies of micro aquatic and biological organisms in the deepest parts of the oceans. In his studies, he underwent an expedition up towards the northern hemisphere (North Atlantic), and discovered a diversity of microorganisms that have been altered over the course of centuries, due to climate change and global warming.

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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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In the article “As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?” by Dennis Dimick, he discusses how the population on Earth is constantly growing and with numbers rising researchers worry that eventually we will starve because of overconsumption of our planets resources, and thus end of slowly killing ourselves and the planet.

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In the New York Times article, news journalist Kate Galbraith reveals the challenges and struggles of developing countries in constructing future dams. Since many states are deprived of basic energy sources, such as hydropower, solar energy and oil, “many developing countries, hungry for energy to supply their growing economies over the long term, are determined to keep building more modest-sized dams” (Galbraith, 2011, pp.1). In South America, the publisher points out that in Chile, strikers are enraged with the government placing dams on their lakes and reserves.

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