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Foxes are some of the most charismatic creatures alive

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Dutch photographer Roeselien Raimond, who quit her career as an art therapist to become a professional web designer, started to take photography more seriously in 2009 when she won a photo contest. Foxes are one of her favorite subjects to shoot, and as she tells Bored Panda, ‘In the area I’m visiting, hunting isn’t allowed and dogs, cyclists and cars are prohibited… here is no threat for them at all and some foxes lose their elusiveness.’

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Old books, refurnished with plants

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Sherri Green, who cuts the hearts out from books and waterproofs them as repurposed planters for beautiful potted flora, is a genius at this. It’s all came about as a result of Green’s green fingers — the gardener has always tried to find a way to keep plants despite limited yard space — and is […]

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‘Running’ fish make annual California appearance

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Monday 21 July 2014

Grunion are skinny, silvery, little fish that are only 5 to 6 inches (13 to 15 centimeters) long. As they’re not harvested commercially, they are rather MEH if it weren’t for the unusual way they spawn. The females shimmy back and forth on the shore to release a clutch of up to 3,000 eggs. The males then circle the females and release milt which flows down their bodies and fertilizes the eggs.

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Meet this Bambi wolf with legs that’ll make you go ‘whoa!’

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Saturday 19 July 2014

All right, the maned wolf’s name may not be Bambi, but you’ve got to admit it looks gorgeous. This particular species of wolf, which lives in the grasslands and the scrub forest, looks more like a fox-deer hybrid with long legs that go on forever. These pin thin legs are functional too — they enable […]

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Sad kitten is indeed very sad

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Saturday 19 July 2014

Cats typically have a nonchalant vibe about them, right down to their facial expressions (or lack of, really). Which makes this frowning kitten with perpetually furrowed brows (cats have brows?) a bit of a rare specimen. The depressed-looking cat recently surfaced on Reddit when redditor _moonflower_ posted a photo of it with the line ‘My […]

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Bats having an epic dance-off

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Friday 18 July 2014

We were just generally minding our business until we saw this tweet by film critic Mike Clarke with the cutest picture of bats hanging upside up via a tweet and then flipped the wrong side up and looking all dancey. Haha!

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A huge underground ocean beneath our oceans that could just be the mother of all oceans

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Have you ever spared a thought about the origins of our oceans? Some geologists have made it their job to do so and a few have long postulated that these vast amounts of water may have come from icy comets that landed on Earth. This proposal have recently been refuted by an opposing group who […]

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This infographic will let know just how deep the ocean actually is, and much more besides

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Monday 14 July 2014

The Mariana Trench, the deepest place below sea level, inspiration for James Cameron and the final frontier on this planet. It’s over 2,000 metres deeper than Everest is tall, and five times the length of the Grand Canyon. The pressure on the seabed at the bottom is the equivalent of having 50 jumbo jets piled on top of you. Perhaps now you can see how humanity has had some difficulties getting down there.

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Check out this concept for a skyscraper that grows taller as its inhabitants recycle

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Monday 14 July 2014

Designed by architect Thomas Corbasson, this organic skyscraper is pure genius. Inspired by the use of bamboo scaffolding in the far east, the building incorporates a permanent scaffold all the way through it’s frame, allowing it to be in a continual state if growth while also including an unusual. As it’s occupants discard paper, glass and recyclable plastics they are transported to the highest platform where there is a recycling plant. This cuts down on transport costs by having the means of creating building materials at the very site itself.

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Snakes alive! We’re talking about 75,000 of them in one single space

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Friday 11 July 2014

Welcome to the Narcisse Snake Dens of Manitoba, Canada where you’ll witness the world’s largest gathering of snakes. We’re talking as many as 75,000 of them and nowhere else do they congregate in such great numbers. Each spring, these huge masses of red-sided garter snakes congregate inside the limestone caves to mate.

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Floodwater seeps into deserted Thai mall; now teems with koi and catfish

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Thursday 10 July 2014

New World, a former shopping mall in Thailand’s capital Bangkok, used to have 11 floors until 1997, when its top 7 floors had to be demolished to comply with new rules on building heights. Two years after that, the roofless mall suffered an arson attack, which led it to become deserted since with rainwater seeping […]

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The glacier in Antarctica that gently weeps blood

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Monday 7 July 2014

Just look at this. In Antarctica’s Taylor Glacier, an oxygen-poor salty lake sits under 1,300 feet of ice, where the brine-like water occasionally gushes forth to flow down the glacier slope. The iron-rich water quickly oxidises upon meeting air to turn deep red — making the glacier look like it got stabbed or something. Apparently, […]

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You genuinely won’t believe why this community wouldn’t drink clean water

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in New Eco on Friday 4 July 2014

Clean water. Something that, if you’re reading this, you probably take for granted. Deliciously granted. But as most people know, we’re lucky to have access to abundant clean water at very low cost. But if you were given clean, clear water for the first time, what would you think?

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Is this furry critter a soft toy or an insect?

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 2 July 2014

What is this: a plush toy or an extra-furry insect? Duh, the latter. The Rosy Maple Moth, which, as its name suggests, feast on maples. They also have cartoon-like red or pink legs and antennae, yellow bodies and hind wings, plus pink forewings with yellow triangles across the middle. The North American moth has males […]

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Aw, this Shiba Inu dog might just be the happiest dog alive

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Monday 30 June 2014

Step aside, Boo. Is this the happiest, most photogenic canine in the world? Perhaps. Seven-year-old Maru, a Shiba Inu dog from Japan, looks like he’s beaming all the time, whether he’s sitting in a playing with kids, smelling the flowers or rolling over on his back to take a cat nap. That look of happiness […]

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