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Using only the sun’s energy, this plane might just fly on and on forever

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Tuesday 24 March 2015

A significant milestone in the field of aviation has arrived. Taking off on March 9, two Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are ready to break a record for being the first to fly around the world, propelled only by the power of light.

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Guy interrupts a tortoise getting intimate, gets chased by a very slow and angry male tortoise

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 24 March 2015

National Geographic’s Paul Rose was filming a documentary with his crew on an island in Seychelles when they heard something peculiar: tortoise moans. They then found two 250kg tortoises doing the nasty in the bushes, and proceeded to watch – because that’s what all of us would do.

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You will be touched by these two eco-lovers: one blind and the other with no arms

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Friday 20 March 2015

Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi, both 53, have planted 10,000 trees together in Hebei, China. Haixia is blind in both eyes and Wenqi is a double amputee with no arms. Their friendship was formed 10 years ago when they could not find jobs due to their disabilities.

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Tissue alert! Watch as lab chimps are finally given freedom after 30 years of being caged up

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco, Video on Friday 20 March 2015

After 30 years (yes, three-zero) of being locked up in stifling metal lab cages and behind bullet-proof glass, a group of chimpanzees were finally given the freedom they deserved. Get the tissues ready because this is one hell of an emotional roller coaster.

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Overly excited otters greet their favourite zoo keeper with so much cuteness

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco, Video on Thursday 19 March 2015

When your dog greets you, he wags his tail. Maybe he jumps up and licks you a few times. And when otters see their favourite zoo keeper? Well, the excitement is just as adorable.

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Good guy has saved 28 orphan baby kangaroos whose mums were killed by cars

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 17 March 2015

For the past 10 years, Chris Barnes aka ‘Brolga’ of the TV show Kungaroo Dundee, has taken care of 28 orphaned baby kangaroos whose mothers had been tragically killed in road accidents. In a way, he’s become their surrogate mother, sans the pouch and fur.

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Watching a clumsy baby elephant taking a bath will fill you with pure happiness

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 17 March 2015

In case you’re having a bad day, watch the video below. At the Royal Elephant Kraal & Village in Ayutthaya, Thailand, a baby elephant named ‘Double Trouble’ lives up to his name by causing quite the ruckus as he takes a refreshing bath. While getting hosed down by a visitor, the adorable calf clumsily goes in and out of his little tub, splashing water – not to mention poo (1:44) – everywhere.

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Millie is a two-year-old cat who loves rock climbing with her owner

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 16 March 2015

So your cat can climb a kitty tower in your living room? So what! Millie the two-year-old rescue cat can totally rock climb.

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20 tiny baby chameleons at a Sydney zoo show that reptiles are adorable too

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Monday 16 March 2015

At Taronga Zoo in Sydney, 20 recently-hatched veiled chameleons have stolen the spotlight from other animals, and it’s not hard to see why (which is ironic, what with chameleons being so hard to spot).

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This giant lipstick sculpture has been created to prove a very important point

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art, New Eco on Saturday 14 March 2015

If you’ve ever wondered what 5,000 lipsticks look like, you’re looking at it! This giant sculpture was made by Lithuanian artist Agnė Kišonaitė and it’s all to prove a point about recyclables.

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A newborn calf is found in the cold and then takes a dip in the hot tub with its human rescuer

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco, Video on Thursday 12 March 2015

When your partner refuses to invest that hard-earned cash in a backyard hot tub, remind them that if they do, it could save a cute and cuddly baby cow’s life. This is exactly what happened to Indiana farmer Dean Gangwer. He had no idea that one of his cows gave birth, and found a newly born calf – named Leroy – lying on a snowbank.

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Determined baby elephant wins our hearts by having the hardest time climbing over log

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Wednesday 4 March 2015

Persistence definitely pays off, even for animals! At the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a determined baby elephant tried his best to hurdle a log over and over again, much to our delight.

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Huge catfish caught in Italy will make you stay out of the water for good

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 3 March 2015

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! In February, Dino Ferrari caught this monstrous wels catfish in the Po River in northern Italy. The fish weighed 20 stone (127 kilograms), was 2.67 metres in length, and is believed to be the biggest catfish ever caught with a rod and reel.

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These delightful looking pods are actually bizarre coffin replacements

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 27 February 2015

There’s nothing quite as morbid as a graveyard, with its cemented paths and headstones. But what if there was something to be buried in that wasn’t quite as morbid? Like these, dare I say it, quirky burial pods.

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A designer and 60,000 bees partnered up to make this honeycomb teapot

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Friday 27 February 2015

Apparently, bees are not just into honey, they’re into tea as well. Designer Tomas Gabzdil of Studio Libertiny worked together with a bee colony to create a beeswax sculpture that looks like a giant teapot. The project serves as a statement about power of bees and the beauty they bring to the world.

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