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Steve is a powerhouse on both WebUrbanist and WebEcoist, writing off-the-wall content designed to entertain and inspire the inner world traveler and thrill-seeker buried within all of us.

Grape Friends: 10 Amazing Purple Animals

Purple animals - their rich hue is as beautiful as it is rare. Color them lavender, mauve or violet, purple animals add a distinctive tone to nature's palette.

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Azure As The Sun Shines: 10 Amazing Blue Animals

Do animals get the blues? I azure you they do! These 10 cool creatures have chosen the blue end of the spectrum as their way to be made in the shade.

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Have Friends, Will Travel: 10 Amazing Animal Migrations

Animal migrations, be they the fastest, largest, longest and even stupidest, are some of the most "moving" phenomena Mother Nature can show us.

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Fuels Paradise: THUMS Islands Help Big Oil Look Good

The THUMS islands, built off Long Beach back in the '60s, look like tropical paradises but they conceal a slippery secret more valuable than gold - BLACK gold!

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Inner City Snails: Graffiti Humanizes The Urban Mollusc

"Inner City Snail", a unique concept by creative master Slinkachu, uses non-toxic paint to turn sluggish molluscs into miniature masterpieces of urban art.

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Sounds Dangerous: 10 Insects With Scary Names

Insects may be small but many of them scare folks big-time based on their frightening names. Here are 10 such bugs whose barks are bigger than their bites.

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Animal Hybrids: The Half-Lives Of 10 Curious Creatures

Animal hybrids can occur naturally or through the machinations of Mankind - either way, the resulting hybrids can be surprisingly vigorous.

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Stone Of Arc: The Worlds 10 Most Amazing Natural Arches

Eons of action by wind and water have conspired to create an abundance of amazing stone arches but these same forces will, in time, sweep them all away.

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Now Sea This: The 10 Most Amazing Bizarre Sharks

Sharks are the oceans' most efficient predators and have evolved to fit a wide range of bizarre ecological niches. Here are ten of the strangest.

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Sphynx Cats Play Feline Skins Game To Win

Sphynx cats make up for their lack of hair with an abundantly affectionate personality. If cat hair's not "fur" you, then a Sphynx cat just might be!

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8 Smiling Spiders That Make You Feel Warm and Fuzzy

These spiders' bold faux faces and smile-like markings aren't there to make you laugh, instead they serve to scare and confuse potential predators.

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Sacred Space Stones: 6 Religiously Revered Meteorites

These six spectacular sacred stones from the stars illustrate the influence these astronomical visitors have had on humanity down through history.

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Heavy Hitters: Earth's Most Amazing Meteor Craters

Produced by one-way visits from distant space and time, these 10 meteor craters bear witness to violent events that greatly impacted our planet - literally!

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Living Large: Nine Outstanding Expanding Animals!

Size DOES matter: These 9 amazing animals prove that when the going gets tough, the tough get big!

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Living Fossils: 10 Plants & Animals With Staying Power

Relatively unchanged for millions of years, these very "living fossils" have each managed to find a successful ecological niche and have stuck with it.

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Spectacular Spectrums: 10 Amazing Rainbows

Gloriously hued and ephemeral in nature, these ten amazing rainbows show what happens when Mother Nature gets out her paintbox.

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Incoming! The World's 10 Worst Invasive Species

These 10 invasive species are infamous for the environmental destruction they have caused, even when introduced with the best of intentions.

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Freeze Between The Lines: 30 Amazing Striped Icebergs

This cool collection of striped, streaked and striated icebergs show that there's much to be gained by freezing between the lines.

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Frozen Rainbows: 10 Eerie Examples Of Cool Colored Snow

Though most typically white, snow can take on a rainbow of different hues due to a wide spectrum of environmental additives.

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Frigid Farewells: 10 Vanishing Tropical Glaciers

Tropical glaciers are retreating on a journey of no return and that's not cool, especially for the plants, animals and people whose lives depend on them.

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