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    Paris Climate Agreement: coming to countries near you November 4th

    By Charlie Mascia One hundred and ninety-one members of The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have signed the Paris Climate Agreement, which went into effect on Nov. 4th, 2016. The agreement stated that it would only go into effect if countries which produced a combined total of 55 percent of greenhouse gases ratified the document. This was easily attainable following the agreement of China, the United States, and the European Union. As of October 25th 81 delegates have ratified the document, amid 109 others who are currently in the process of ratification. The aim of the agreement is threefold: primarily to lower temperatures, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions,…

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    Light rail to improve America’s declining infrastructure

    Due to the U.S.’s vast size, in which there’s sometimes no city for 100s of miles, it admittedly doesn’t make sense for there to be high speed trains. In America, as opposed to the rest of the world, it’s more convenient for citizens to take a plane instead of a train. In Europe, taking a train for a daily commute or vacation in another European country is convenient because of the high volume of train stations. However, in the U.S., many cities and towns do not have enough stations or density to make trains advantageous. Furthermore, the speed of many American trains, or lack thereof, further dissuade people from choosing…