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Slate Mining in the UK

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Slate Mining in the UK

Slate mining is the industry related to the extraction and processing of slate. IT is either quarried or reached by tunnelling in the slate mine. Common use for slate is roofing materials, flooring, grave stone and electric insulation. Slate mining happened most often in north wales, UK. Men worked 6 days a week on very poor wages and in some desperate conditions. Miners had to take a five year apprenticeship in order to become a fully qualified slate miner and even then the skills that they learn don’t actually give their pay value. They were employed contracts on a monthly...

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The Giant Panda

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The Giant Panda

Giant panda are no longer endangered but they are still vulnerable. It doesn’t necessarily mean they are safe though. They became endangered when their climates where be chopped down. Panda live on a diet of bamboo only and in the next 80 years or so there will be a 35% decrease of bamboo forests due to them being destroyed through climate change. Currently there are around 1,864 panda living in the wild, since 2004 that is an increase of 17%. With the forests being destroyed this number might decrease and panda may become endangered again. Our ‘Moody Panda’ mug is...

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