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Bulgaria vs Bear

Bulgarian officials are considering launching legal action against British TV adventurer, Bear Grylls. He could receive a fine of up to €2,500 for breaching the regulations of the protected Rila National Park. The breaches include swimming in a lake, lighting a fire and boiling a frog. Grylls and the frog are not the only ones…

Global

New York No Place For Amazon

Amazon’s decision to abort plans to bring 25,000 jobs to New York City plays straight into the hands of critics. The proposed second headquarters promised investment in infrastructure and employment opportunities for the working people of Long Island City. However, just two hours after meeting with residents and community leaders, Jeff Bezos announced his decision…

News

UEA to begin investing in renewable energy

The university has announced that it will begin to buy in green electricity from local, certified renewable sources. This is part of a larger effort to reduce the campus’ carbon footprint by 10,200 tonnes of CO2 per annum by 2020. UEA has committed to a budget of £6.5million to meet this target and with 2020…

Film

God’s Own Country: love, nature and acceptance

God’s Own Country opens with a bleak landscape; a reluctant dawn illuminating a grey and isolated world, the wind whistling without pause, and the sound of protagonist Johnny (Josh O’Connor) retching after one too many the night before. It’s an inexpressibly sad and hollow scene. Johnny’s world, limited on the family sheep farm that he…

Travel

Must-visit countries for 2019

Following the spirit of the New Year these are the three countries that you should definitely visit and explore. They are lesser known, but still amazing sites of nature… Botswana Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa that must not be missed. The country has plenty to offer adventurous travellers wishing to explore the…

Science

Which vegan milk is best for the planet?

The carbon footprint of the dairy industry has become a topic of global interest. Greenhouse gas emissions, land use, and enormous water consumption due to dairy production has had devastating impacts on the planet. Research has shown that meat and other animal products produce the most food-related greenhouse gas emissions. Livestock has been found to…

Features

Is veganism the way to save our planet?

The increase in popularity of Veganuary has led to the question, what steps do we need to take to help save the environment? Megan L-Moran, a student who has recently become vegetarian, commented that ‘It is quite astonishing how the meat industry contributes so much to greenhouse gas emissions and how much land it uses….

Creative Writing

Haiku’s on A Winter Morning

Children with eyes wide, Exhale their warm breath slowly To watch the air dance. – Misty clouds of air Evaporate around me, And trouble my mind. – The frostbitten grass, waits timelessly, in the cold, hopeful for the sun. Like Concrete on Facebook to stay up to date

Creative Writing

Fall

Will had perched on the edge of their bed. He brushed Danielle’s cheek with his thumb, and told her he was going for a walk, receiving a half-awake mumble in reply. Ten years together and he still looked at her sleeping form in wonder; still had the old urge to play with her hair while…

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