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Koalas with burned paws after escaping wildfires are in need of mittens

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Saturday 10 January 2015

Warning: prepare to have your hearts broken. Meet Jeremy, he’s a koala living across the states of South Australia and Victoria. Recently, a series of brushfires has led him to flee his home, leaving him with second-degree burns on all his paws. He’s had to wear mittens to protect his paws from further damage. It’s adorable yet heartbreaking.

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Finally, contemporary cat houses for cool cats – and their owners

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Friday 9 January 2015

Belgium-based graphic designer Delphine Courier has created a series of geometric cat houses  that are as classy as they are eco-friendly. Made from cardboard and assembled without glue, Courier made these to satisfy her passion for both cats and design.

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Did you have any idea how much goats love to feast on Christmas trees?

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Tuesday 6 January 2015

If you don’t know what to do with that leftover Christmas tree, call up any goat farmer in Western Colorado who will gladly take it off your hands. A group of them from different ranches are claiming that Christmas trees make a wonderful snack in between meals for their herds, and they will be happy to collect them from you if you stay in the Grand Valley.

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Chubby penguins get put on a 30-minute walk to keep them trim through the winter

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 2 January 2015

To help keep their penguins trim during the winter months, Japan’s Asahiyama Zoo has introduced The Penguin Walk twice a day from December to March. Each walk lasts about 30 minutes and helps penguins to stay fit and healthy during the winter months when they tend to be less active and accumulate more fat. Visitors to the zoo can watch up close as these feathered friends get their waddle on, with the birds accustomed to the attention they receive every day.

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These images of parenting in the animal kingdom will make you feel warm and loving

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Friday 2 January 2015

Animals, both docile and ferocious, love their offspring as much as their human equivalents do and will protect them with the best of their abilities. Do you know that a baby elephant will have an entire herd of mommies to look after it? And when a meerkat mom leaves the den to hunt, she will […]

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Beautiful ice sculptures result when the fierce winds on this mountain blow

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Tuesday 30 December 2014

Mount Javornik is part of a mountain range in eastern Slovenia. It is popular with skiers as it receives a generous abundance of snow fall year after year. And when the snow is pummeled by the ferocious wind in such high altitudes, the trees and lookout towers upon which they rest are compressed into hard […]

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This weakened tortoise could barely walk, until LEGO wheels were attached on him

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Saturday 27 December 2014

LEGO, appropriate for kids and tortoises of all ages. In Germany, a tortoise named Blade was given a make-shift wheelchair using LEGO blocks to help him move around. It was discovered that he had difficulty walking due to a growth disorder.

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Aw! These penguins in Santa Claus suits will melt your cold, cold hearts

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco, Video on Thursday 25 December 2014

If there is one thing we know we can never tire of, it is cute little penguins dressed up in whatever. Well, specifically for the birthday of Jesus, how about some penguins in Santa Claus suits? This happened last year when an amusement park in South Korea decided to thrill visitors by staging daily festive penguin […]

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They thought she was a mini-pig. 2 years later she weighs 670-lb and is more lovable than ever.

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Wednesday 24 December 2014

Meet Esther the Wonder Pig. When she was adopted by parents Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, she only weighed 3-lb and was supposedly a pygmy piglet. Lo and behold two years later, she now weighs 670-lb. Turns out, she’s a full-size commercial pig! This, however, didn’t change the love Esther’s two dads had for her.

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Guinea pigs adorably fall in line during their morning commute

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 18 December 2014

We could definitely learn a lot from guinea pigs during their rush hour commute. At the Nagasaki Bio Park in Sakai, Japan, zookeepers built a miniature bridge for the adorable little rodents to ease their transfer between enclosures.

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The beautiful simplicity of bird nests around the world

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Tuesday 2 December 2014

Bird Nests is a project by photographer Sharon Beals, which captures nest and egg specimens that were collected over two centuries. The nests and eggs are used for research by The California Academy of Sciences, The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, and The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology.

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This one-piece outfit provides GPS, Wi-Fi and air-cleaning technologies

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 28 November 2014

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You wouldn’t know it just by looking at it, but this one-piece suit has electrical threads woven into the fabric to enable it to provide GPS, Wi-Fi, and air-cleaning technologies. First, how on earth does it clean the air? One of the designers explained that ‘cold plasma technology is a really high voltage that splits up the particles in the air.

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This kitty toy smells like your cat because, well, it’s made of its own fur

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Friday 28 November 2014

If your kitty sheds hair like nobody’s business and coughs out fur balls even as we speak, you may want to take up kitty crafting. And by that, we mean recycling kitty’s fur into a toy for itself! Called needle felting, it involves stabbing a barbed needle repeatedly into some fleece so as to mold […]

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Fact: The Ice Age happened in Australia, too

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel, New Eco on Tuesday 25 November 2014

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Think ‘ice age’, and you’d probably think about Antarctica. Maybe we napped our way through geography classes when we were young enough to be in school… still, who knew that there’s rather compelling geographical evidence to show that Hallett Cove Conservation Park has seen the ice age 280 million or so years ago?

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Why do rivers have curves? This video will enlighten you

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Why do some rivers have twisting, winding, zig-zagging paths and others don’t? Because real rivers have curves, ok maybe not, there’s actually a more scientific reason for this. In the 2-minute video below, YouTube channel ‘Minute Earth’ gives us the easy and very fascinating explanation.

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