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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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Meet Pip, possibly the world’s smallest pug at 4-inches tall

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 2 June 2015

Just when you thought Pugs couldn’t get any cuter, here comes along Pip, possibly the smallest of her kind. At just four inches tall, four-month-old Pip is no larger than a can of Coke and could very well fit inside a gravy boat. She only weighs a pound and four ounces, about as heavy as a bag of sugar. When she needs to go on walks, she doesn’t.

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Prankster gives animals hilarious names by changing their labels in pet stores

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 2 June 2015

Previously, comedian Jeff Wysaski trolled a local bookstore by replacing genre labels with his own hilarious signs. Now he’s back, and this time he’s hitting up the pet shop.

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Insanely cute bunny has the best haircut ever thanks to his wooly ears

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Monday 1 June 2015

Just when you thought they couldn’t get any cuter. Meet Wally, he’s an English Angora who’s quickly becoming popular on Instagram, thanks to his ears that make it appear he has a really angelic haircut.

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An abandoned freeway in Seoul is being turned into a beautiful skygarden

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Thursday 28 May 2015

Instead of knocking down an abandoned section of freeway in Seoul, design company MVRDV are turning it into a beautiful skygarden with 254 different species of trees, shrubs and flowers.

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Thousands of gigantic jellyfish are amassing off the coast of Britain

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 28 May 2015

Off the coast of Britain, giant jellyfish measuring up to five feet are appearing in the tens of thousands, making sure we never set foot in the water ever again. The barrel jellyfish, a species common in the northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean, is the largest species found in the UK.

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The surreal ‘Plants of Gods’ terrarium makes gardening cooler than ever

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 22 May 2015

Prodip Leung created what I can only call an exquisite work of art, with his ‘Plants of Gods’ terrarium.

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Newly-discovered crayfish has a shell that looks like outer space

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 21 May 2015

As it turns out, we don’t need high-powered telescopes to see far into outer space. All we actually need are diving gear! In Indonesia, a recently-discovered species of crayfish is turning heads for having a shell that looks like a cosmic nebula – or one of those EDM album covers.

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