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Article #6 - Urban Areas

This article is about America's fastest growing metro areas. A metro area is essentially an urban area, which is what we have been studying alot. These areas include the southeast and western United States. So many people are moving here because it is cheaper than in a big coastal city. Some of these areas include Mobile, Alabama. The GMP of Mobile is 34% right now. Which is unbeleiveable. Other areas include Port St. Lucie and Palm bay. This is great for our class because the last chapter focused on different areas to live .

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Article #4 - Fossil Fuels

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This article is all about fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are hydrocarbons. Some examples include oil, natural gas, hydrocarbons such as coal, and organic remains of prehistoric organisms. This article includes some picture examples of fossil fuels. My favorite one is the oil rig because that is what I think of when I hear the word fossil fuels. Fossil fuels Form from oil and gas forming with organics on the ocean floor. A good thing about fossil fuels is that they’re relatively inexpensive. Fossil fuels are a non-renewable energy source, therefore at some point we’re going to run out of them. All of this relates to what we do in class because we learned all about fossil fuels in chapter 17.

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Article #2 - Migration

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This article is about migration in Yemen last year. Over 100,000 people survived crossing the border in 2011. More than 130 people drowned in an attempt to cross the river into Yemen. The migrants are coming here for jobs and to be successful, most of which are Ethiopians. This article definitely connects to what we are studying currently because migration directly impacts a countries population. Especially when you are talking about numbers as large as 103,000 people in one year. This is also connected to our current studies because migration is a vocabulary word in chapter 9.

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Article #5 - Soil Erosion Prevention

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This article is all about soil erosion and soil erosion prevention methods. But I am going to focus more on the methods of preventing soil erosion. The first way you can do this is to plant flowers, trees and crops all over the soil. Examples of plants you could use to do this would be crop veggies, wild flowers, small trees, and herbs. The other three ways are matting, fertilizer, and edging.  All of these methods are good and will help you prevent soil erosion. This article definately relates to class beacause we studied alot about soil erosion last chapter and it was very interesting.

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Article #3 - Land Use

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This article is about land use and regulating it to prevent disasters. Malaybalay cities local government decided they must do something about Cagayan De Oro river because deforestation and unregulated land use is a setup for disaster. About a month ago, a typhoon hit Cagayan de Oro City, which caused massive flooding. To prevent this from happening again in the near future, they are going to regulate land use. Only 12% of the area is forest. This definitely connects to our current class studies because chapter 14 is focused a lot on land use. We also have learned about deforestation, which was part of the cause for the flooding in Cagayan De Oro River.

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Article #1 - Infant Mortality Rate

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This article is related to what we are currently studying in class because it is about Infant mortality rate. Infant mortality rate is the death rate of infants less than a year old. Chapter 9 (the one we just studied) talks a lot about infant mortality. This article is about how recently there has been a decrease in the infant mortality rate in India. This is a good thing, especially since India is a developing country (which we've also been learning about). The ratio has gone from 254 in 2004, to 24 in 2010. Which is a pretty big change. This article is perfect for this chapter because it focuses on a lot of the material we have been learning.

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