RIP ‘Lonesome George’: World’s Last Pinta Giant Tortoise Dies

June 27, 2012 by  
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We’re sad to report that ‘Lonesome George’, the world’s last Pinta giant tortoise died last night at the young age of 100 in the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador . He was found dead in his enclosure by his long-time keeper Fausto Llerena. As the last surving member of the sub-species ‘Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni’ , George was famous for being the world’s rarest creature. Read the rest of RIP ‘Lonesome George’: World’s Last Pinta Giant Tortoise Dies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , extinction , galapagos , george , giant tortoise , lonesome george

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Elephant Wows Biologists With Its Clever Use of a Cube

August 22, 2011 by  
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Screenshot via PLoS ONE / cc Kandula, a seven-year-old Asian elephant with a soft-spot for fruit, is forcing biologists to rethink the limits of pachyderm intelligence after displaying some remarkable problem-solving skills. At the National Zoo in Washington DC, researchers studying animal behavior crafted a puzzling situation for the young male elephant — dangling a tempting treat from a wire over his enclosure, jus… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Timeshare A Backyard? Yes A Piece Of Summer In The LES

August 22, 2011 by  
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photo by Bonnie Hulkower Only in New York, where space is scarce and summer is brief, would one be able to pay to rent a backyard for a few hours. But that is what my friend Ben Pomeroy , of Now or Never radio, did last week. He rented a space called ” Timeshare Backyard .” Timeshare Backyard is a formerly vacant lot at 145 Ludlow Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side , which for the month of August has been transfor… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Angelenos Shocked to Find Their River Looking Like a River

August 22, 2011 by  
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Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District / cc In many places throughout the world, rivers are the lifeblood of civilization, havens of tranquility which keep rhythm with a higher order of time — but in Los Angeles, it’s more likely to conjure a Nick Cage flick than musings on eternity. For the last 70 years or so, the once free and winding LA river has been largely LA-ified, riddled with pollution and concrete slabs, deemed too dangerous for public enjoyment. But now, thanks to the efforts of local conservationi… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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