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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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The article written by Rashid Sumaila discusses why some subsidies are the major problem behind overfishing. Subsidy: Form of financial aid to a an economic sector.

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Agriculture causes many environmental problems such as the contamination of water from all the pesticides used to soil erosion, but the process of getting a land ready for agriculture is also damaging, especially in developing country. As we can read in the article “Burning questions” by the Economist, in Indonesia and many other countries, they set fires to clear the lands for palm oil for example.

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Because of pollution, air quality is degrading almost everywhere, but, at several place, the air is so contaminated it makes breathing laborious. According to the journal Deutsche Welle, from Shanghai to Beijing, the smog periods kill people by the thousands every day. This serves only to make my point that by polluting the atmosphere, humans kill themselves faster than ever before. But what happens underwater? Acidification (addition of nutrients in a body of water) creates what scientists call dead zones which are areas devoid of oxygen where most organisms cannot survive.

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Summary: This article is separated into three parts: present, past, and future. Starting with the present, we get the good news: renewable energies have surpassed coal and nuclear energies in supplying UK's energy electricity for the previous quarter of 2015. Looking at the data, this article shows a whole lot of optimism, renewable energies are expanding and by a lot: solar more than doubled and wind increased by 65% in only a year. In total, renewable energies supplied 25% of the electricity with bioenergy, wind power, and solar leading the charge.

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This article from the Guardian serves a slightly different purpose than to alarm us of the obvious lack of resources available to feed the Earth’s population. Surely, it does that quite explicitly already in the title “Feed the world? We are fighting a losing battle, UN admits” however, it mostly concentrates on the price of said resources, how the growing prices make the available food unattainable for the poor.

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