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Scientists discovered the world's smallest vertebrate… and it is the CUTEST little frog.
So tiny it could comfortably sit on the head of a pencil eraser… or on top of a dime.
The frog, when fully grown, is less than three-tenths of an inch long.
It was discovered when two researchers were on a trip in Papua New Guinea.
The frog lives mainly on the floor of the rain forest, among the moist leaves.
The little frog is important to science, one researcher said, because it helps scientists to:
"[…] better understand the advantages and disadvantages of extreme small size and how such extremes evolve. Fundamentally, these tiny vertebrates provide a window on the principles that constrain animal design."
All we know is it's crazy cute and we'd want one as a tiny pet if it wasn't for the fact that we'd be afraid of losing it or it crawling in our ear or something.
[Image via AP Images.]
Nicole Scherzinger made quite the journey to the Xilitla rainforest in Mexico a couple of days ago!
She was filming her new music video for Try With Me, and these photographs are just stunning!
Apparently you had to fly to Tempico and then take a five hour drive to the small town.
Wow!!! We can't wait to see the finished product!
[Images via Jerod Harris.]
Mattel has announced they will cut ties with controversial paper company Asia Pulp and Paper, which Greenpeace revealed destroys Indonesian rainforests that the endangered species, like the Sumatran tiger, call home!
Following an effective campaign from Greenpeace, the toy maker will no longer be using the paper company's product to create the packaging for their signature Barbie dolls.
Furthermore, Mattel announced,
Bo Derek is leading the campaign against oil drilling in Yasuni National Park in Ecuador.
There are 10 billion dollars worth of oil in the rainforst.
Even though Ecuador is a developing country, and could really use the revenue, they are willing to accept less than half that amount in donations from around the world.
If they reach their 3.6 billion dollar goal, they won’t drill.
The money will go to reforestion, social development, renewable energy, and clean up.
If there's one thing Vivienne Westwood is more passionate about than fashion, it's charity.
At her Red Label fashion show last weekend she wrote a nice letter to her guests urging them to help save the rainforest.
The designer wrote:
"Most of you know that I’ve always used my fashion shows as a platform for my belief in the importance of social justice and the urgent need to fight climate change. Tonight I introduce the Rainforest charity, Cool Earth, and a campaign that is very close to my heart- a plan to save the most vulnerable Rainforest areas by 2020.
We must begin today- tomorrow is too late. Governments have been talking about saving the Rainforest for 40 years. Now, only half of it is left. Since launching in 2007, Cool Earth has worked with indigenous Rainforest people to protect 2.5 million acres in the Western Amazon and block the advance of illegal logging- the first stage in most Rainforest destruction. We plan to extend this effective community-lead model along the most critical arcs of deforestation in the Amazon, the Congo Basin and Borneo- the groundwork has already been laid. We need your help to continue.
I am personally supporting Cool Earth and investing in our future. Tonight marks the start of our fundraising campaign for Cool Earth- we will have the official launch in November. I’m inviting my friends, celebrities and everyone interested in saving our beautiful world to join me. Think about getting involved."
CLICK HERE to get involved!
[Image via AP Images.]