The Week in Animals News: Mass Animal Escape, Sweaters for Penguins, and More (Slideshow)

October 21, 2011 by  
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Image: TreeHugger Residents of Muskingum County in Ohio got quite a shock this week after dozens of exotic animals broke free from an area wildlife farm and took to the streets and highways. We also have a project dedicated to knitting sweaters for penguins threatened by the New Zealand oil spill, Siberian tigers and Arctic seals suffering from disease, camels killed to cut carbon, an adorable baby gorilla saved from poachers, and more in the Week in Animal News.

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Amazon River Dolphin Populations in Rapid Decline

October 17, 2011 by  
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Photo: JorgeBRAZIL / cc Of all the remarkable species that inhabit the Amazon river basin, few are as iconic or as threatened as Amazon river dolphins. For decades, the pinkish hued dolphins have been targeted by fishermen who view the skilled aquatic hunters as competitors for food — leading to thousands of the animals to be poached every year by villagers , who often then use their meat as bait. But despite a campaign to save the river dolphins, researchers say that they’re continuing to be killed at a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Perhaps the Loveliest Animation of a Whale Decomposing You Will Ever See

October 17, 2011 by  
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The world’s oceans are among the most vibrant, biologically-diverse ecosystems on the planet, teeming with life from the shallowest tide-pools to the shadowy depths, and this is true even in death. Sure, few people would ever stop to consider just what happens when a whale dies, but the answer is actually quite fascinating — particularly when told through the stunning use of paper-cutout animation. The short film above i… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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African Antelope Takes Out Cyclist (VIDEO)

October 17, 2011 by  
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Image: Screenshot from YouTube video I’m not saying the NYPD are training African antelopes, but this attack looks suspiciously similar to a 2008 video of a NYPD cop body checking a critical mass cyclist . Connection? You be the judge. Watch the video below. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Enormous Underground River Discovered in the Amazon

August 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: EduardoDuarte / cc The sprawling Amazon rainforest is easily one of the most fascinating and mysterious regions on the planet, what with its dark, dense vegetation that stretches across the horizon like an unimaginable vast sea of green, home to an untold number of undiscovered species — but the depths of the Amazon’s secrets just got a whole lot deeper. According to a team of Brazilian scientists, over 2 miles beneath the region’s lush surface lies an enormous underground river which runs nearly the entire length of the Amazon river…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Google Begins Mapping For Street View in the Amazon

August 18, 2011 by  
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Photo: markg6 / cc It is one of the most remote and biodiverse regions on the planet, with a cultural and ecological treasure-trove typically reserved only for those hardy and adventurous enough to unlock it. But soon, experiencing the wonders of the Amazon won’t require mosquito nets, machettes — or even pants. This week, Google began traversing the rivers and villages of the world’s largest rainforest, armed with special imaging equipment, for its latest undertaking: Street View in the Amazon…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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We Need More Trees: Greeting Cards by Petz Scholtus Celebrate 2011 Year of the Forests (Interview)

December 7, 2010 by  
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All images via www.pokodesign.com We love this join-the-dots co-creative design for a New Year’s greeting card by our very own TreeHugger Barcelona correspondent Petz Scholtus .

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180,000 Baby Turtles Released into the Amazon River

November 15, 2010 by  
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Photos via the Foreign Ministry of Brazil Like a slow-moving wave of green cuteness, plodding along with adorable fervor, thousands of baby turtles make their way to the Amazon river and the start of a new life. This charming scene was made possible by Brazil’s Turtles of the Amazon Project ( O Projeto Quelônios da Amazônia ), an organization which aims to make the first stages of life a little easier for the endangered reptiles who have suffered a long history of mistreatment and exploitation from man. …

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Amazon Rainforest Indigenous In Midst of Deadly Epidemic

October 31, 2010 by  
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Native Amazonian children– not from the Yanomami tribe but still critical in protecting our planet’s lungs, the Amazon. Photo: Jess Root When I traveled to the Amazon Rainforest in 2008, scoping out the work of non-profit Projeto Saude e Alegria , I came home with one of those “Duh!” lightbulb moments. A large part of protecting the Amazon Rainforest and its rich biodiversity lies within protecting its inhabitants–the people who live there

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Amazon Rainforest Teeming With Undiscovered Life

October 26, 2010 by  
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Photo: WWF The Amazon rainforest , one of the largest and most diverse ecosystem on the planet, has been a virtual treasure-trove for ambitious biologists aiming to uncover new species . In the last ten years alone, scientists have identified 1,200 remarkable organisms which were previously unknown — at the rate of three new discoveries being made every day

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