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These furry critters are making us fall in love with sea slugs: Yes, sea slugs!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 17 July 2015

Instead of shuddering at the thought of sea slugs, embrace them. We certainly will when they look as cute as these furry little monsters of the deep!

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Little pinkish octopus might get named ‘Adorabilis’ because it’s so adorable

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Friday 10 July 2015

Researchers in California are currently studying a species of tiny octopus that can only be found in the deep waters of the Pacific. Not much else is known about these guys, except maybe one thing: they’re so cute!

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China’s panda ‘daycare’ is the most adorable place we’ve ever seen

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Wednesday 8 July 2015

Get ready for a cuteness overload! There’s a panda daycare (of sorts) over in China where tiny little pandas have the time of their lives playing with toys, kicking balls, climbing on playgrounds, and drinking from milk bottles.

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Kitten and owlet best friends just love taking naps together

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Wednesday 8 July 2015

At the Hukulou café in Osaka, Japan, a kitten and an owlet have become BFFs after they both found a shared passion: taking long naps.

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Australia’s Winton Wetlands in beautifully vivid colours

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By Rene Martens in New Eco on Monday 6 July 2015

The Winton Wetlands is one place that is starting to get known throughout Australia. Located on the eastern edge of the Victorian Riverina Bioregion, this 8,750-hectare wetlands welcomed a new hub recently by opening a café for tourists to spend some time before driving through the wetlands to see wildlife. Even with no water in most […]

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This is not art but strikingly blue salt fields of Australia

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 6 July 2015

When flying cross-country, you can see a number of spectacular sights. Fly over Arizona and you’ll see the Grand Canyon. Make it to northern Italy and you’ll see the towering Alps. But if you head on over to Australia, don’t expect to see just barren red land. Aussie photographer Simon Butterworth shows us that the outback is just as colourful as any place on Earth.

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Women are flocking to the zoo just to see this handsome gorilla

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Friday 26 June 2015

#GorillaBod. At the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Japan, attendance has spiked thanks to hordes of women flocking to see a dashingly good-looking resident: a male gorilla named Shabani.

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This company wants to plant one billion trees worldwide using drones

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By Ry Padarath in New Eco on Tuesday 23 June 2015

In their relatively short life spans, it’s fair to say that drones have attracted a pretty negative reputation. At the milder end of the spectrum, they are annoying disturbances to our privacy that could singlehandedly lead to the death of topless sunbaking and nude beaches. At the other end of the scale, the Reaper and Predator drones used by the US military rain death from sky and often result in terrible consequences for innocent civilians in the same area as their targets.

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Zookeepers everywhere are recreating the raptor squad with real animals

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Monday 22 June 2015

While we’re all still dreaming of one day getting our own raptor squad, zookeepers around the world already have their own, albeit less extinct.

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Newly-born baby chameleon still thinks he’s inside his egg

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 16 June 2015

If you love hitting your alarm’s snooze button, then this here’s your spirit animal. At the Canvas Chameleon pet shop in Reading, Pennsylvania, a baby panther chameleon (Furcifer pradalis) seems to think he’s still inside his egg even after hatching.

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France orders supermarkets to give away unsold food to charities under a new law

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Tuesday 16 June 2015

Food wastage is getting out of hand these days, but the French national assembly has just voted unanimously to pass legislation that forces supermarkets to give away unsold food to charities (or for animal feed) to make sure nothing goes to waste.

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Plant this book after reading it and it’ll grow into a tree

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Saturday 13 June 2015

Children’s book company Pequeno Editor and FCB Buenos Aires have recently launched the Tree Book Tree program, which turns children’s books into trees.

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This is an adorable baby Pudu, the smallest deer species in the world

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Friday 12 June 2015

If you’re incredibly petite and even more incredibly adorable, then meet your spirit animal: the Pudu, the world’s smallest – and arguably the cutest – species of deer.

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This is what bacteria looks like on a little kid’s hand after playing outdoors

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 11 June 2015

Anyone else feeling really itchy right now? Tasha Sturm, a microbiology lab technician at Cabrillo College in California has come up with a home-made science experiment that shows us why it’s important to always wash our hands.

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Newly-discovered mouse species in Australia dies from having too much sex

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 4 June 2015

I guess you could say they literally go out with a bang. Recently, scientists from the Queensland University of Technology have discovered two new species of marsupials, both of which kill themselves through 14-hour long orgies.

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