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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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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Pet rat and dog are the cutest best friends you’ll see on Instagram

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 12 May 2015

Normally, we’d be screaming ‘eeek’ upon seeing a rat, but in this case, we’re saying ‘awww’ instead. On Instagram, a 3-year-old therapy dog and a 3-month-old rat are showing the world that friendship comes in different shapes and sizes.

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Concerned kitten: a cat born with eyebrows that always look worried

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 5 May 2015

Move over, Grumpy Cat. Meet Gary, he’s an eight-week-old cat who was born with two peculiar eyebrow markings that make him look like he’s always worried, earning him the nickname Concerned Kitten. Living in Manchester with his humans Andy and Caroline Entwistle, Gary was named after ‘Take That’ star Gary Barlow, who’s known for raising his eyebrows whenever he’s singing. As for the internet-friendly nickname?

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Chile’s Calbuco Volcano erupts with such fury, it’ll take your breath away

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Tuesday 28 April 2015

Mother Nature doesn’t get any better than this. For the first time in over 42 years, Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted on April 22, bringing on an extraordinary display of smoke, ash and lightning.

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Walnut the crane is crushing on her zookeeper, and has totally bred with him (SFW)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 24 April 2015

There are an estimated 5000 white-naped cranes left in the world, so when Walnut the crane violently refused to mate with the males selected for her – she actually killed them both – her zookeeper, Chris Crowe, decided to step up and be a man.

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Newly-discovered frog in Costa Rica is the real-life version of Kermit

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Bonus points if that frog can talk and drink tea. In the jungles of Costa Rica, scientists have discovered a species of glass frog that looks like Kermit the Frog. The new species, called ‘Hyalinobatrachium dianae’, was able to evade the watchful eyes of science for many years due to its remote location and misleading insect-like sound, ‘a single, tonal long metallic whistle-like note’.

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Visit this amazing floating home and learn a thing or two about self-sufficiency

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Wayne Adams and Catherine King are the proud owners and operators of Freedom Cove, an amazing home that floats on 12 platforms filled with living spaces and greenhouses, all interconnected via a wooden pathway. It’s located in Canada, about half an hour by boat off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia.

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The last northern white rhino male is under 24-hour guard for protection from poachers

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 20 April 2015

Sad but true: the world’s only surviving male northern white rhino is under 24-hour armed guard. It’s to save the rhino from poachers who can collect up to AU$90,000 per kilo in ivory as demand grows around the world.

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The loneliest whale in the world will hit you right in the feels

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Tuesday 14 April 2015

The loneliest whale in the world has no family, no friends and no lover. And it’s sad as to why. You see, most whales communicate between 12 and 25hz. This whale? She sings at 52hz. Singing at that frequency means no other whales can hear her.

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