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PhysicalArticle: Japan sends rescue team into ChinaNewspaper: Toronto StarDate published: Friday May 16, 2008About the article        On monday may 12, 2008 a devastating earthquake hit China killing about 50,000 people so far. As thousands lost their homes or even their loved ones, alot of people are trapped under the rubble waiting to be rescued. At first china always used to decline help from outside expertise but after monday's earthquake the government welcomed money, aid and goods but not inernational rescue workers, though Japan, Russia and South korea sent a rescue team all together made up of about 151 workers. Other foreign governments and organization also offered help but China turned them down.How it relates to geography and things we learned         This article goes under Natural Disasters and it connects to unit 3 in our geography book at page 110-111.It talks about Canada's Geologic history on earthquakes, volcanoes and plates. Though this article was about the Earthquake in China, it still conects to how Earthquakes are formed, the types of Earthquakes i.e tsunami's etc.Reading this article made me think if the Earth's
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plates were responsible for this earthquake, as they are responsible for about 30000 earthquakes each year. Earthquakes like these dont occur randomly, they occur where there is movement of the plates that make up Earth's rigid crust (111). ____________________________________________________ResourcesArticle: Toxic water haunts Quebec townNewspaper: Toronto StarDate published: Mon. April 7, 2008About the article         In Shannon, small town in Quebec, the people who live there are convinced that the ground water they drank from the wells is the reason about 240 of them have cancer, and 600 of them are sick. They thought their water comes from a trusted source, the ...

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