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    Most people are very familiar with vaccinations; whether they have children that were vaccinated at birth, they remember themselves vaccinated or someone they know being vaccinated. It is a typical that the majority of people have received vaccines because, this is what we have been taught to be the best practice. There have been many requirements throughout the world, requiring students to be vaccinated to attend school.

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         People donate money to different medical foundations in hopes to raise awareness and further research. Many people do this to help ill patients, in memory of someone who they have known that passed from the sickness or to do what they think is a kind act of good heartedness. In recent years, some foundations have been found to be fraudulent. This means that they are advertising for people to donate money to their fictional foundation. Then when donations are made, the money is not going to a foundation but into the con artists’ pockets. Rebecca R.

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                The article ‘US tribes work with scientists against climate change’ (published in Al Jazeera) describes an initiative in the South-Central United States that has brought together Native American communities and climate scientists in the race for adaptation to increasing uncertainty in local weather patterns due to global climate change.

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In the article ‘Canada not ready for climate change’, the writer cautions readers on the effect extreme climate events, such as flooding and droughts, can have on infrastructure. He proceeds to say that this lack of preparedness could be detrimental if we don’t act immediately.  Also, the investment required for building resilience is less compared to the repairs needed if damage took place so there is little excuse for not adapting. However, there needs to be a larger commitment on behalf of the state, which often gets overlooked in favour of commercial buildings and business.

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Many women who are pregnant or wish to become pregnant face discrimination in the workplace. Whether it be a woman who is already pregnant and seeking to find a job, or a women who already has a job and wants to become pregnant, discrimination may occur. For a woman who is pregnant and looking for a job, an employer may deny employment to the pregnant women, although this is illegal it does happen in many cases.

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"Ontario environment officials concerned that clear-cut logging releases mercury” as seen in the Toronto Star

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                Is it really that surprising to say that ocean acidification is another one of climate change’s despicable offspring? It seems that every major environmental issue in the news stems as a result of increasing carbon dioxide emissions from human activity, and what exactly do we plan to do about it? We forget about the problem, keep burning fossil fuels at unsustainable rates and continue to live comfortable lifestyles because we have yet to experience the consequences on a personal level.

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