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What is natural and what is man-made? Is there a line between the two? Ecosystems are subjectively defined and nature is one of the most difficult subjects to pin down, yet it offers us incredible insights while ecosystems provide us with vital knowledge about how to live sustainably on the planet.

6 of the Deadliest Killer Insects

The effects of their bites range from painful to deadly for humans, and they inject their prey with lethal salivary secretions that immobilize them and ease ingestion and digestion.

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Animal Magnetism: Earth's Magnetic Field Effects

From cows aligning on a North-South axis to baby turtles using built-in GPS to navigate oceans, animals are affected by terrestrial magnetism in amazing ways.

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16 Most Fatal Killer Poisonous Plants

Did you know that things from your local park or even household decorations could be fatal? Here are some of the most deadly poisonous plants around the world.

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20 Beautiful but Critically Endangered Forests

From the odd forest of Chile to the stretches of icy Northern rainforest to bizarre cork woods in Europe, here are the most wondrous, odd threatened forests.

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6 Magnificent but Endangered Primates

Many primates have amazingly complex social structures, long evolutionary histories - but many are endangered in part due to the most infamous primates of all: us.

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17 Captivating Examples of Fractals in Nature

Fractals are a wonder - too irregular for geometry; seemingly infinite. They turn up in food, germs, plants, mountains and more. Here are 18 stunning fractals.

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Incredible Fainting Goats

You've seen goats that scream like a man, goats that can climb trees but ... goats that faint at the slightest spook?

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Creatively Awesome Recycled Marine Habitats

Adaptive reuse is usually used to refer to buildlings that are converted for humans ... but what about ones that are made into new homes for marine life?

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12-Step Guerrilla Gardening Guide

There are a million different ways to guerilla garden, but whether you choose to do it solo or with a group, in a public space or in a neighboring junkyard ...

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13 Incredible and Devastating Sinkholes

Imagine the ground opening up beneath your home and sucking it into the earth in a matter of moments. These sinkholes are some of the most incredible examples.

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Beginner's Guide to Guerrilla Gardening

Ever wanted to make things greener around you but ... those pesky laws were getting in the way? Well, we don't advocate breaking them per say but ...

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20 Very Strange Endangered Animal Species

It is mostly the cute and fuzzy endangered animals that flash across your television screen - but what about the strange, bizarre and ugly ones not normally featured?

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Today's Top Global Environemental Issues

What is our world coming to? Here is a brief overview of environmental problems, challenges and potential solutions we are confronted with today.

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A Brief History of the Modern Green Movement

The origins and evolution of the what we now know as the green movement. Its roots are complex and at time surprising.

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Welcome to WebEcoist

Welcome to WebEcoist, a collectively-produced grass-roots blog dealing with all things green - from oddities of the planet to wonders of modern green technology.

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