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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a Styrofoam cup will decompose in approximately 50 years and a Styrofoam buoy in about 80 years. It is a common myth that Styrofoam will not break down. More »

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A Styrofoam cup keeps drinks warm because the Styrofoam offers excellent insulation, which keeps the liquid warm inside. While a Styrofoam cup can keep drinks warm, a thermos container captures heat to keep drinks hotter... More »

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Styrofoam is a plastic made from petroleum, and it is also called a styrene monomer. Styrofoam is the brand name for polystyrene foam. More »

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A Styrofoam cup keeps drinks warm because the Styrofoam offers excellent insulation, which keeps the liquid warm inside. While a Styrofoam cup can keep drinks warm, a thermos container captures heat to keep drinks hotter... More »

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Life expectancy of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest is approximately 30 to 50 years for females and 19 to 30 years for males. However, the relatively long life of killer whales makes it difficult to accurately esti... More »

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In the wild, gorillas have a lifespan of 35 years, but they are known to live to up to 50 years in captivity. Gorillas are one of the four species of great apes. The other three great apes are the chimpanzees, orangutans... More »

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