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"Half of the global population already lives in cities, and by 2050 two-thirds of the world's people are expected to live in urban areas" (Leen)says the National Geographic. When one thinks about how crowded our cities are now, its hard to imagone how bad itll be in 2015. In the National Geographic article called "Urban Threats" the threats and possible solutions of urban development. Not only does this list the environmental impacts but the social impacts such as poverty.

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The purpose of this article is to present the city of Mesa, in Arizona, in which efforts are taken to adopt “modern urban design” (“City”, 2008, para 3). Indeed, the idea of developing a new part of the city according to urban development is a drastic change in the city that mostly had only one-story high buildings and looked like a regular American suburb. Changes are adopted in a part of the city close to the airport in order to facilitate long distance transport that can help the development of the city.

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The purpose of this article is to show the impacts of European’s anti-genetically modified organisms’ policies on its countries, as well as internationally. According to Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, the cause of banning policy in Scotland is not “based on scientific evidence.” Instead, the priority was to protect the “clean green image” (as cited in Lynas, 2015, para 5).

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The politicians are now in their final sprint before the elections. The purpose of Hatt’s article is to present the different positions of the parties on climate changes. Heading towards the poles, the climate changes issue should be considered as it is possible to choose between ranges of opinion going from not taking great actions to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gases’ (GHG) emissions to considerably work to reduce them.

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              According to the article “Is it the end of coal? The coal industry meets in Vancouver today to talk survival in the midst of a deep downturn”, by Tracy Jonson, coal has an uncertain future. Starting in North America, there is an environmental pressure to stop the burning of fossil fuels, and in Asia, there is a reduced demand for the non-renewable resource. 

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The purpose of this article is to explain the impacts of refugees’ immigration in Europe and convince that they can bring positive consequences their host countries. As shown in the article, the migration of this large amount of possible workers in Europe could have great economic impacts on a long-term basis. Indeed, many countries of the European Union are now facing the issues of aging populations and low birth rates (Dahlburg & Condon, 2015, para. 1). However, the integration of these refugees could involve economic investments to host countries.

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