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National Parks: The Pressures of Development

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Climate change is a problem that is facing countries all over the world. The earth is warming at an alarming rate as a result of increased levels of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) being emitted into the atmosphere from human activities. The article discusses the fact that in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued an ultimatum to the provinces, announcing his government’s plan to set a minimum carbon tax. This angered the premiers of several provinces and territories.

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James Yaw CMC 243-61 Radio TV Writing   James: Live from NPR news in Washington I’m James Yaw. Air quality is becoming a global issue, as a recent report by Canadian news has found that China tops the World Health Organization’s list for deadliest outdoor air pollution with a shocking 1 million deaths last year, which accounts for one-third of total deaths worldwide. William Clarke, biology major at Guelph University, has more.  

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Scandals like the Volkswagen emissions debacle put stress on customers, shareholders, and staff, but for the wrong reasons. Most organizations caught in similar scenarios panic about financial standing and professional reputation, and therefore it’s unsurprising to find that VW is far from being the only company caught cheating numbers in emissions trading schemes.

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Imagine being responsible for the extinction of the world’s largest bear species. A bear species that has adapted to surviving in the harshest environmental conditions, yet is threatened by the activities of humans. This article tells us that within the coming years, the human contribution to climate change and the effects of this environmental phenomenon may ultimately make this tragedy a reality for the polar bear.

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Global deforestation continues to be an urgent environmental issue that jeopardizes people’s livelihoods, threatens species and intensifies global warming. This is particularly evident in the Amazon as its rainforest represents over half of the planet’s remaining forests. The newspaper article entitled ‘Amazon deforestation report is major setback for Brazil ahead of climate talks’ discusses a report from Brazil’s environment ministry stating that there has been an increase in tree destruction in the Amazon.

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