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There are Plenty more Fish in the Sea… or are there?

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© metelevan / Adobe Stock There are plenty more fish in the sea. While the saying is commonly used to refer to dating, the literal meaning has been thrown into doubt recently - with the revelation that the declining numbers of certain species of fish is causing concern. So, are there really plenty more fish in the sea? The latest statistics ...

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The Red Meat Debate

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© alphafotos / Adobe Stock The ongoing red meat debate looks set to continue for the foreseeable future, as scientists argue over whether livestock farming is bad for the environment. Some newspapers have reported that the carbon footprint of eating meat (especially beef) is excessively high. A study published by the United Nations has claim...

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Rising Demand for Cold Stores in the UK

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© tilialucida / Adobe Stock Many businesses rely on cold stores to keep perishable items safe, fresh and usable. In recent years, demand in the UK has been rising rapidly for these temperature-controlled storage facilities, but why is this?   Uses of cold stores Cold stores are used by a wide range of sectors to store items that would...

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Vanilla Ice: Ice Ice Baby

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Photo Credit: Karppinen When singer and songwriter Vanilla Ice released Ice Ice Baby, it was the first rap song to reach the coveted number one spot in the American Billboard Hot 100 chart back in 1990. This brought the 23-year-old rapper instant fame, which soon turned into notoriety - when he had to pay royalties to British rock legends Dav...

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Antarctica: The Penguins

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Situated at the South Pole, Antarctica covers an area of around 5.5 million square miles, making it the fifth largest of the world's seven continents. Roughly a circular shape, it has a long "arm", the Antarctic Peninsula, which stretches towards South America, which is the nearest land mass at 600 miles away. Its size and land mass increase - a...

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Endangered Species: The Polar Bear

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As the world's largest land-based carnivore, the Polar bear is in danger of becoming extinct as a result of climate change. This mighty animal is at risk from global warming, as the Arctic ice on which it depends is gradually melting away. As the sea ice melts, increasing numbers of polar bears will starve, according to a new scientific study, t...

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Foreigner: Cold as Ice

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The rock band Foreigner is still going strong after 42 years on the road – featuring original members and the current line-up, a reunion show for August has just been announced. When Foreigner formed in 1976, Gerald Ford was president of the United States, Labour's Jim Callaghan was the UK prime minister and Great Britain was gripped by a prol...

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